**Current volunteers may submit service hours HERE
We nurture nature. What’s YOUR superpower?
Volunteers play an essential role in our forest preserves. Whether you assist at a one-time event, or commit to a long-term project, the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County’s volunteer program offers flexible opportunities that appeal to a wide variety of interests – for individuals and groups alike! Find a special niche that best fits your existing interests and skills – or expand your horizons! Contact us to discuss the endless possibilities.
Take a peek at last year’s Volunteer Highlights
R∙E∙A∙P (Restoration ∙ Education ∙ Appreciation ∙ Preservation) is a group of dynamic volunteers from all walks of life who are committed to ecological preservation. Activities include habitat restoration workdays, wildlife monitoring, nature hikes, and other enriching conservation and educational opportunities. Experience is not required, and on-going training is provided. Click on the individual links below for details:
- Natural Resource Steward
- Trail Steward
- Native Nursery Volunteer
- Citizen Science Monitor
- Habitat Restoration-R.E.A.P. Workdays
- Litter League
- Special Events
What is your passion? Do you have a background in ecology, nature education or other special skill/talent that may benefit our community? Contact us! We will utilize your knowledge to give a guided hike, workshop or other conservation-educational activity!
Our partner agencies offer volunteer opportunities, too!
- Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
- Macktown Living History
- Sand Bluff Bird Observatory
- Severson Dells Nature Center
QUESTIONS? Contact Kim O’Malley at (815) 877-6100 (T/W/Th), or e-mail email@example.com.
ARE YOU READY TO NURTURE NATURE AS A R.E.A.P. VOLUNTEER? Complete our application by clicking the appropriate link below (IMPORTANT: After you complete the application, be sure to scroll down and press SUBMIT at the bottom of the form, or we won’t receive it!):