Nature Ambassadors

a group of Forest Preserves volunteers at a Nature Ambassador training

We know that people who love the Forest Preserves are our greatest champions, and often help connect others to these critical urban natural areas. Turn that passion for your preserves into an official volunteer role by becoming a Nature Ambassador Supporter or Nature Ambassador Outreach Volunteer.

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Nature Ambassador Supporter

Nature Ambassador Supporters promote the Forest Preserves by forwarding a newsletter, posting positive content about the Forest Preserves or sharing our social media posts, and by helping us make community connections. While your level of involvement is up to you, we may make requests from time to time—asking you to promote a new program, volunteer role or special event.

Nature Ambassador Outreach Volunteer

If you’re looking to do even more, become a Nature Ambassador Outreach Volunteer and represent the Forest Preserves alongside a staff member or knowledgeable volunteers at special events. Volunteers will hand out informational materials, answer basic questions and sign people up for the Forest Way Monthly Newsletter. These events take place in the Forest Preserves and other locations. A one-time training and background check are required.