• A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 100 people are interested

Nature Restoration Workdays - One Time Opportunities Every Weekend with The Forest Preserve!

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ORGANIZATION: The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 100 people are interested

Enjoy Volunteering Outdoors Year-Round, one day at time with no long-term commitments!

Pick dates that work with your schedule!

Do you have a busy schedule? Find it hard to commit to giving more than a couple hours at a time? Try a Restoration Workday that fits your schedule!

Activities take place year-round and include brush cutting, seed collecting, planting, etc. Volunteer side by side with a site steward who knows the land. You'll receive direction and equipment to use during your workday.

What you need to do:

  • Visit http://www.dupageforest.org and click THINGS TO DO -CALENDAR OF EVENTS - REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM
  • Filter by the word volunteer
  • Pick a date, location and register
  • Dress for the weather, bring along bug spray, sunscreen, a beverage then get ready for a productive workday!
  • Adhere to safety guidelines communicated during the workday.
  • It's just that easy!

Dig In and volunteer with us!! Get to know other people who enjoy volunteering outdoors or get a group together and enjoy the camaraderie while helping your local natural spaces.

*This opportunity is not available for Court-ordered Community Service.

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About The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County


3S580 Naperville Road, South of Butterfield Rd, North of Warrenville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is to acquire and hold lands containing forests, prairies, wetlands, and associated plant communities on lands capable of being restored to such natural conditions for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna, and scenic beauty for the education, pleasure, and recreation of it citizens. The purpose of the Volunteer Services Program is to engage volunteers who are willing to donate their time, talents, and resources to support the programs and staff in carrying out the mission, purpose, and guiding principles of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and the volunteer programs.


We offer 11 unique Volunteer Programs.

  • Danada Equestrian Center-Wheaton, assist staff with daily horse care
  • Fullersburg Woods-Oak Brook, help children & visitors discover nature
  • Kline Creek Farm-West Chicago, assist in running an 1890's farm & introducing visitors to this era
  • Mayslake-Oak Brook-assist in gardening, tours, office & special events
  • Natural Resources-Countywide, assist at workdays w/ seed collection, brush cutting, planting. Be a Monitor for populations.
  • Special Services-Countywide, assist with office projects & Special events, pick up trash as part of the Clean-up Crew
  • St James Farm -Warrenville, assist in the garden, as tour guides & special events
  • Trail Watch- Countywide,patrol trails on foot & bicycle, submit reports on trail issues & visitor assistance
  • Visitor Engagement-Countywide,assist the staff with educational programs in schools, programs & events
  • Volunteer Ranger-Countywide,assist with fishing, archery, kayaking, trail trimming, cleanup & special events
  • Willowbrook-Glen Ellyn, assist in care & rehabilitation of native injured & orphaned animals

dupageforest.org, 630-933-7233, volunteer@dupageforest.org


Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Wheaton, IL 60187



  • Environmental Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 8
  • Usually 2-3 hours
  • Dress for the weather in clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty. Complete waiver form.

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