Find Your Match

Find the right volunteer opportunity for you!


I want to volunteer right away
I’m looking for an opportunity with a very flexible schedule
  • Ecological Stewardship – You decide which Stewardship Workdays to attend
  • Trail Watch – Volunteer on your schedule as long as you meet the minimum commitment
  • Adopt-A-Site – Volunteer on your schedule as long as you meet the minimum commitment
  • Monitors – You select the times you volunteer within the season
I’m looking for a short-term commitment
I’m passionate about helping the environment
I’m passionate about educating the public
  • Nature Centers – Volunteer to assist with special events or sign up for a longer term role
I enjoy being active
I want to learn new skills
  • Monitors – Learn to identify animals and plants and how to gather data
  • Ecological Stewardship – Learn to operate power tools, apply herbicide, lead volunteer workdays and more
I want to volunteer with my family
  • Ecological Stewardship – Most Stewardship Workdays allow children
  • Trail Watch – Family members of all ages can join you on your trail patrols
  • Adopt-A-Site – Taking care of a site is a great way for the entire family to volunteer together
  • Litter Obliterators – Perfect if you are looking for a one-time opportunity
I’m part of a group that wants to volunteer
I would like to volunteer on my own
  • Monitors – You are able to volunteer on your own or with a friend
  • Trail Watch – You can patrol on your own
Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County