Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Organization Address:

3S580 Naperville Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Please note: the Nature Restoration Workdays take place throughout DuPage County at various forest preserves. (See quarterly schedule online. Click Get Involved, Volunteer, Calendar of Events on right sidebar)

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Chris Linnell, Volunteer Coordinator
Deborah Cuca Brooks, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist

Phone Number:

(630) 933-7681

Email Address:

Website Address:

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:

Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon, some Sundays and Fridays.

Description of Organization:

The mission of the Forest Preserve District is " acquire...and hold lands...for the purpose of protecting and preserving flora, fauna and scenic beauties...for the purpose of the education, pleasure and recreation of the public." Volunteers share their SPIRIT – Skill, Passion, Imagination, Respect, Inspiration, and Time at Nature workdays, Special Events and at the Educational sites throughout the district.

Description of Service Learner Role:

At Nature Restoration workdays - Cut brush, Plant seeds, collect seeds, and remove exotic weeds.

Organization Requirements:

You can view the volunteer workdays at Click GET INVOLVED, VOLUNTEER then ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, CALENDAR OF EVENTS on right sidebar. All volunteers must register for workdays at least 5 days in advance by calling (630) 933-7681. Dress in layers and in clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty. We have some work gloves available but you may wish to bring your own gloves. No shorts or open-toe shoes, even in warm months. Bring water, bug spray and sun screen for your comfort. Orientation and safety guidelines are provided on the first visit. Arrive 10 minutes before the start of the workday. All volunteers are required to bring a waiver form to the workday. Waiver forms will be sent to you when you register. Thank you for choosing to volunteer with us!

Number of Placements Available:

15 per location

Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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