Special Services

Volunteer With Special Services

Special Services' volunteers assist our staff with hosting special events and programs at our DuPage forest preserves and centers. Help connect people to nature, and be a special services volunteer.

For information about volunteering, contact Volunteer Services at 630-933-7233 or volunteer@dupageforest.org.

 

Purpose

The Forest Preserve District's Volunteer Services program is designed to engage volunteers 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 its various volunteer programs. 

 

Special Events Assistant

Commitment: Flexible (2+ events)
Location: DuPage County Forest Preserves & Educational Sites
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff at special events throughout the District and at educational sites. This is a flexible position where volunteers are called upon to respond on an as-needed basis. Volunteer may interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Special Events Assistant Cleanup Crew

Commitment: Flexible (10+ dates)
Location: DuPage County Forest Preserves & Educational Sites
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff with litter pickup throughout the District and at educational sites. It is a flexible position in which volunteers pick up trash at a site of their choosing that’s convenient with their schedule. It is recommended that they go out 2 times per month March through November. Volunteer may interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is provided by staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Special Events Photographer

Commitment: Flexible (5+ events)
Location: DuPage County Forest Preserves & Educational Sites
Minimum Age: 18 or 14 with adult
Application Deadline: 
None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Take pictures of volunteers while they perform their volunteer duties at various special events, programs, workshops, etc. Pictures will then be submitted to Volunteer Services. This is a flexible position where volunteers are called upon to respond on an as-needed basis. Volunteer may interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction is received from District staff. Photographs taken are for use only by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Any other use of the photographs taken must be approved by Volunteer Services. View full position description (PDF).

 

Special Projects Assistant

Commitment: Flexible (2+ projects)
Location: District Headquarters Building &  Project Sites
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Perform a variety of clerical duties, including assisting with mailings, labeling, filing and taking inventory of supplies. Volunteers may also assist staff with miscellaneous special projects throughout the District. This is a flexible position where volunteers are called upon to respond on an as-needed basis. Volunteer may interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).