Fullersburg Woods

Volunteer at Our Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center's volunteers assist our naturalists interpret the natural world for school children and adults alike. Volunteers help with nature programs and hands-on learning activities and also offer support during seasonal happenings, including our ever-popular maple syruping program and bird and wildflower walks.

Bring the wonders of nature to life, and be a Fullersburg Woods volunteer. For information about volunteering, contact Volunteer Services at 630-933-7233 or volunteer@dupageforest.org.

Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center is located at Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook.

 

Purpose

The purpose of Volunteer Services Program at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County 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.

 

Gardener

Commitment: Seasonal (6 months, 2 hours/week)
Location: Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook IL
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: Februrary 15

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff in caring for the gardens on site while providing a safe, informative and enjoyable experience for visitors. Duties may vary at the discretion of District staff. The volunteer will sometimes interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF). 

 

Historical Researcher

Commitment: Flexible (4+ hours/month)
Location: Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook IL
Minimum Age: 18
Application Deadline: None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff in researching information related to the site and presenting this informationat meetings for discussion and validation. Duties may vary at the discretion of District staff. The volunteer may occasionally interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Program Assistant

Commitment: Flexible (12 hours/year)
Location: Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook IL
Minimum Age: 18
Application Deadline: February 15

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff in promoting and presenting cultural or natural resource interpretive/educational programs for the public at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center and public facilities. Duties may vary at the discretion of District staff. The volunteer will interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Visitor Center Attendant

Commitment: Monthly (4 hours/week)
Location: Fullersburg Woods, Oak Brook IL
Minimum Age: 18
Application Deadline: February 15

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff in welcoming visitors to Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center and assisting visitors of all ages as they interact with the center's exhibits and activities. Duties may vary at the discretion of District staff. The volunteer interacts with the public and responds to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).