Community Service

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For court-ordered community service requiring supervision, please call 708-771-1051 for more details.

For court-ordered community service NOT requiring supervision, you can earn service hours/impacts through our Litter Cleanups program. Follow the steps below to register: 

For non-court-ordered community service (school, community group, church) you can earn service hours/impacts through our Litter Cleanups and Ecological Stewardship programs. Follow the steps below to register:

  1. Create a volunteer profile.
  2. Register for an approved program:
    Litter Cleanups (court-ordered and non-court-ordered)
    Ecological Stewardship (non-court ordered community service ONLY). All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  3. Volunteer with your selected program
  4. Log your hours/impacts on your online profile.
  5. When you have completed and reported the number of hours/impacts required, email us at to ask for a report on Forest Preserves of Cook County letterhead. Please allow two business days to receive your report.