• Volunteer Opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities

  • Mission of the Program

    To encourage community involvement and assistance in the ongoing restoration of the District’s natural areas and with the presentation of public programs and special events by providing opportunities for the community to get outdoors, give back, learn new skills, and connect with nature.

    The volunteer program seeks:

    • Provide opportunities for volunteers to actively participate in and make a meaningful contribution to the restoration goals of the District.
    • Provide volunteers with a positive and pleasant service experience.
    • Build public awareness of the goals and values of the Park District Natural Areas and Nature Programs.
    • Develop greater connections between the Park District and local residents living in and around the Parks and Natural Areas
    • The Natural Resources division is revising and expanding the volunteer program. Over time we will be introducing additional volunteer opportunities to help enhance the volunteer program and give the community more options to become involved. Currently we offer SNAPS, a group that focuses on stewardship of the natural areas. Future opportunities will include; assisting with nature programs, monitoring of natural areas, trail monitoring, seed collection, and community gardens.

      CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

      SNAPS Volunteer- To assist Land Management staff with efforts to restore and protect native ecosystems. To cut brush, build burn piles, pull weeds, harvest seed and perform other tasks during restoration workdays.

      If you are interested in participating in SNAPs workdays or becoming a site steward, please call (630) 739-4696 or email us at volunteer@bolingbrookparks.org