Visitor Engagement

Volunteer With Visitor Engagement

Visitor engagement volunteers assist the environmental Interpreter staff with educational programs throughout DuPage County. They make nature come alive with stories and hands-on experiences in schools, camps, programs and events. Help us spread the word about our environment and become a visitor engagement 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. 

 

Interpreter Lead

Commitment: Flexible (12 hours/year)
Location: DuPage Forest Preserves & Educational Sites
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff interpretation to visitors while conducting educational programming, assisting with special events or working on projects. Take a leadership role in programming and other volunteers. This may include co-interpreting groups with staff or mentoring other interpreter assistant volunteers. Interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Interpreter Assistant

Commitment: Flexible (12 hours/year)
Location: DuPage Forest Preserves & Educational Sites
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

Assist staff in interpretation to visitors while conducting educational programming, assisting with special events or working on projects. Interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is received from staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Interpreter Outreach Assistant

Commitment: Flexible (8 hours/year)
Location: DuPage Forest Preserves & Educational Sites
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: 
None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County participates in multiple outreach events annually. Attend outreach and community events, tabling booths, networking meetings and more to help connect the community with DuPage forest preserves for public and school-group outreach purposes. Provide and present natural resource interpretive/educational programs to the public at offsite public facilities or schools. Interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information. Direction and training is provided by staff. View full position description (PDF).

 

Interpreter Summer Camp Assistant

Commitment: Minimum one full week of camp (25 hours/week)
Location: DuPage Forest Preserves & Educational Sites
Minimum Age: 16
Application Deadline: None

Distinguishing Features of the Position

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County provides children's camp programs every summer. Assist staff, providing supervision and educational activity support for a rich variety of camp programs for children entering K-8 grades. Camps typically run 5 days in length, Monday -- Friday in the mornings. Interact with the public and respond to question and request for information. Direction and training is provided by staff. View full position description (PDF).