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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
Volunteer with Illinois RiverWatch 
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center 
1 hrs  both 18 
Volunteer Stewardship Network 
Nature Conservancy (The)—Illinois Chapter 
   out 12 
Volunteer Restoration Workdays 
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 
2 hrs  out
Volunteer for Open Lands Educational Services 
Lake Forest Open Lands Association 
2 hrs  both   
VISTA 
Resilience AmeriCorps 
40 hrs  both 21 
Veterinarian 
Willowbrook Wildlife Center 
   both 16 
Tree Care Volunteer 
Forest Preserve District of Kane County 
4 hrs  out 18 
Trail Steward 
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 
   out 21 
Tour Guides 
Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm 
6 hrs  both 18 
Support Volunteers 
Fox Valley Wildlife Center 
   both 12 


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Counties
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Education
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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
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Cook
DuPage
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Kendall
Kenosha, WI
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McHenry
Porter, IN
Will
Other
 


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