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7402 W. Lake Katherine DrivePalos Heights, IL 60463


Lake Katherine's gardens are maintained through the work of dedicated volunteers. Garden volunteers work together to tend to the various gardens, each assigned to one or two specific areas. Garden volunteers meet with the Operations Manager in early spring each year to discuss the plan for each garden. Duties include watering, weeding, raking, pruning, mulching and planting. Gardening experience is preferred.

Our working hours are between 9a-5p Monday through Friday and 10a-4p on Saturdays, though most gardening takes place on weekdays. Volunteer interviews are conducted during normal weekday hours.

Please visit the Nature Center or 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.


  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

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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