Enjoy Walking and Biking the trails? Trail Patrol applications for 2017 due Feb 15!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Preserves throughout DuPage CountyWheaton, IL 60189

Walk or Bike the Trails with Volunteer Trail Patrol


Walk or Bike our beautiful Dupage Forest Preserve Trails as a Trail Patrol Volunteer! Applications are being accepted for the 2017 season.

Traveling in teams of two, Trail Patrol volunteers tour District trails at numerous forest preserves from April 1 through October 31. Flexible schedules and a chance to patrol your choice of many preserves makes this volunteer opportunity a popular one! Meet other volunteers, enjoy the company and the exercise while you assist the public on the trails.

Bike Patrol and Foot Patrol volunteers 18 and older report problems and hazards encountered in the preserves. They also provide valuable information and assistance to preserve visitors.

Trail Patrol volunteers receive vests that must be worn while patrolling the preserves. Bike Patrol volunteers must provide their own bicycles and helmets.

To learn more join us at the Volunteer Open House on Jan 21, 2017 at the District Headquarters Building 3S580 Naperville Rd in Wheaton IL- call for details 630-933-7233. Or visit www.dupageforest.org and download a Volunteer application and learn more about our volunteer programs. . Click Get Involved and Volunteer.

Applications are due Feb 15. Interviews and Orientation takes place in March.


  • Outdoor Recreation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month in 2 hour increments
  • Seasonal position April-October

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