Explore Ways to Volunteer at Jan. 11 Open House and Jan. 30 Info Session

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Explore Ways to Volunteer at Jan. 11 Open House & Jan. 30 Info Session

Volunteers needed for year-round programs and one-time workdays

(Dec. 18, 2019) — Make a resolution to volunteer in 2020 by attending the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s Volunteer Open House on Saturday, Jan.11, and Volunteer Information Session on Thursday, Jan. 30, both at District headquarters at 3S5800 Naperville Road in Wheaton.
 
The Jan. 11 open house runs from 9 a.m. to noon and will showcase the Forest Preserve District’s 50 volunteer opportunities in 10 different volunteer programs. A PowerPoint presentation at 10 a.m. will highlight each program, but attendees can talk to current volunteers and staff members throughout the event. The one-hour information session on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. will feature a general overview of volunteer opportunities.

Forest Preserve District volunteers introduce school groups and families to nature, bring history to life, and care for animals. They restore critical habitats and help visitors explore forest preserve trails and discover new outdoor activities such as archery, kayaking and geocaching. Adults, junior volunteers and families can choose from weekly, monthly and one-time opportunities. Scout groups, church groups, corporations and community organizations can coordinate group workdays that bring members together through shared accomplishments.

For more details on volunteering with the Forest Preserve District, call Volunteer Services at 630-933-7233.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60+ forest preserves, 166 miles of trails, six education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

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