• 60 people are interested

Animal Care Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Lyman Woods William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center

  • 60 people are interested

Animal Care Volunteer

Position Summary: Help us feed and care for the Interpretive Center's animals! Animal care volunteers prepare diets, change waters, clean the enclosures, and help socialize our resident reptiles. This includes our aquatic and terrestrial turtles, a leopard gecko, a corn snake, tiger salamander, and more!

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and have an interest in reptiles and animal care. Preference will be given to volunteers who can commit to one 2-hour shift per week (same day each week) for a period of at least three months. Available days are Mondays-Saturdays.
All training is provided, but volunteers must be comfortable with handling reptiles and their food, which may include live worms or other insects. Must be willing to comply with District safety standards and submit a volunteer application and waiver.

If interested, please fill out the below forms and email them to lymanwoods@dgparks.org at your earliest convenience. Thanks!



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About Lyman Woods William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center


901 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515, US

Mission Statement

The William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center connects people with nature and inspires appreciation and stewardship of natural areas through education and recreation.


William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center is the starting off point for exploration of Lyman Woods. The William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center is a green building exemplifying environmentally friendly building practices and technology. Lyman Woods is 150 acres of oak woods, prairie, and marsh habitats that supports over 300 species of native plants.


Animals, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


901 31st StDowners Grove, IL 60515



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for 3 months
  • Same day each week preferred (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday)

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