Trail Patrol

Volunteer For Our Trail Patrol

Trail Patrol volunteers assist our Law Enforcement department hike or bike the DuPage forest preserve trails to provide info and safety tips to our visitors. In addition to answering visitors' questions about the preserves, volunteers distribute forest preserve maps, monitor trail conditions and report emergencies to our Forest Preserve District police.

Travel in teams of two at several preserves, and be a Trail Patrol 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 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 its various volunteer programs. 

 

Bike Patrol

Commitment: Seasonal/Flexible (8 hours/month, +1 event) 
Location: District-wide
Minimum Age: 18
Application Deadline: Feb. 15

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff by providing visitor information while patrolling the District’s trails on a bicycle and ensuring the safety of preserve visitors, resources and facilities. Volunteers  also assist with parking at special events at preserves and educational sites throughout the District. Volunteers will interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Duties may vary at the discretion of District staff. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Foot Patrol

Commitment: Seasonal/Flexible (8 hours/month, +1 event)
Location: District-wide
Minimum Age: 18
Application Deadline: Feb. 15

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff by providing visitor information while patrolling the District’s trails on foot and ensuring the safety of preserve visitors, resources and facilities. Volunteers also assist with parking at special events at preserves and educational sites throughout the District. Volunteers will interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Duties may vary at the discretion of District staff. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).