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Volunteer Opportunities

Connecting You to Environmental Volunteer Opportunities!

Ready to start making a difference? Use CEN's easily navigated database to expand your potential. Browse through the list of opportunities below, or use the search form at the bottom of the page.

One-day volunteer opportunities can also be found on the Events Calendar.

Volunteer Opportunity/
Organization
Weekly
Commitment
Indoor/
Outdoor/ Both
Minimum
Age
Youth Volunteers (ages 12-17) 
Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology 
   both 12 
Docents (ages 18 and up) 
Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology 
   both 18 
Prairie Restoration 
Orland Grassland 
   out
Natural Areas Restoration Volunteer 
Kendall County Forest Preserve District 
   both 16 
High School Community Service Hours 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens 
   both 14 
Group Volunteer Opportunities 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens 
   out 10 
Fundraising and Events Volunteering 
Anderson Animal Shelter 
   both 16 
In-House Care 
Anderson Animal Shelter 
   in 13 
Anti-Cruelty Adult Volunteer Opportunities 
Anti-Cruelty Society (The) 
   both 18 
Anti-Cruelty Teen Volunteer Opportunities 
Anti-Cruelty Society (The) 
   both 14 


Categories
Counties
Administrative/Office
Art/Photography
Domestic Animal Care
Education
Environmental Advocacy
Gardening/Farming
Guest/Visitor Services
Habitat/Restoration Workday
Handyman/Craftsperson
Parks/Outdoor Recreation
Recycling
Research
Scout/Youth Group
Special Events
Technical/Legal Assistance
Wildlife Rehabilitation
Wildlife/Habitat Monitoring
Other
Boone
Cook
DuPage
Kane
Kendall
Kenosha, WI
Lake, IL
Lake, IN
McHenry
Porter, IN
Will
Other
 


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