Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Organization Address:

3S580 Naperville Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Please note: Nature Restoration Workdays take place throughout DuPage County at various forest preserves. (See quarterly schedule on Scroll down on home page to "Programs & Events" and select "See all". Filter by type and choose "Volunteering.")

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Deborah Cuca Brooks Volunteer Coordinator
Samantha Rivera-Miller, 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 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's mission is "to acquire and hold lands containing forests, prairies, wetlands and associated plant communities or lands capable of being restored to such natural conditions for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna and scenic beauty for the education, pleasure and recreation of its citizens." 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 Scroll down on home page to PROGRAMS & EVENTS and select SEE ALL. Filter by type and choose VOLUNTEERING.

All volunteers must register for workdays at least 5 days in advance by doing so online or calling (630) 206-9630.

Dress in layers and in clothes you don't mind getting a dirty. Work gloves, safety glasses, and equipment are provided. No shorts or open-toe shoes.

Bring water, bug spray and sun screen for your comfort. Orientation and safety guidelines are provided.

Arrive 10 minutes before the start of the workday.

All phone registrant volunteers are required to bring the emailed waiver form to the workday.Online registrants will fill one out electronically.

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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