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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
Illinois RiverWatch Network Volunteer 
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center 
   both 18 
Prairie People Volunteer 
Forest Preserve District of Will County 
   both 16 
Anti-Cruelty Youth Volunteer Opportunities (Ages 10-12) 
Anti-Cruelty Society (The) 
   both 10 
VISTA 
Resilience AmeriCorps 
40 hrs  both 21 
Cultural Heritage 
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 
   both 18 
Conservation and Restoration Volunteers 
Lake County Forest Preserves 
   both 10 
Edvironmental Education 
McHenry County Conservation District 
   both 14 
Animal Care Volunteer 
Anderson Humane 
   both 16 
Field Trips 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens 
   both 18 
Grounds / Maintenance 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens 
   both 18 


Categories
Counties
Administrative/Office
Animal Care
Art/Photography
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
Winnebago
Other
 


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