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7402 W. Lake Katherine DrivePalos Heights, IL 60463


Ecological restoration volunteers help maintain and repair over three miles of hiking trails and care for 85 acres of wildlife habitat as part of restoration teams. Teams help to eradicate invasive exotic plant species and perform general restoration activities in their assigned area, including, but not limited to, brush clearing, planting, seed collecting, burning, etc. Volunteers generally work at least one four-hour shift per month.

Our working hours are between 9a-5p Monday through Friday and 10a-4p on Saturdays. Most restoration work takes place on weekdays.

Please visit the Nature Center or http://lakekatherine.org/volunteer-opportunities.cfm to obtain a volunteer application. Return completed applications to Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL, 60463, Attention: Volunteer Coordinator.


  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 40 hours per year

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