Volunteer opportunities exist for individuals and groups, and projects can be designed for school, corporate, civic and scout groups.
If you are new to volunteering or would just like to give volunteering with the Forest Preserve District a try, many opportunities exist.
Are you interested in nature and the environment? Would you like to devote your time to a worthy cause? Are you looking for a place where you can meet new people, learn new things, and improve your community? If so, the Forest Preserve District of Will County is the place for you!
At the Forest Preserve District of Will County, not only do we cherish our volunteers, we couldn't do what we do without them. We rely on generous, dedicated people to help us achieve our mission and encourage the stewardship of our natural areas for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world.
Current Volunteer Needs
We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, and can work with you to provide projects that suit your interests. The following volunteer positions are especially needed:
- Chainsaw Operators
- Special Event Staff
- Campground Hosts
Please note that many work areas are limited to a maximum number of volunteers. Some volunteer positions may not currently be available. If you complete an online application and no positions are available, you will be notified and your application will be kept on file for future reference.
Upcoming Volunteer Workdays
We invite you to join in one of our Volunteer Workdays, where you can get some fresh air and exercise, and enjoy the beauty of our preserves! Visit our Event Calendar to find upcoming workdays near you!
Upcoming Volunteer Workshops and Trainings
Attend one of our Volunteer Workshops or Trainings to learn how you can assist in the management or interpretation of the forest preserves. Visit our Event Calendar to find upcoming trainings that interest you!
Our Adopt-a-Preserve program allows you or your group to perform and assist in maintenance duties along a designated trail, section of trail, campsite, grove, or preserve. To remain active, a group must provide ten hours of work per month at the site. A recognition sign is posted after three continuous months of work.