Volunteer Workdays

For upcoming volunteer workdays, visit Calendar of Events.

Application and Waiver
Volunteer Network

VICNET Current volunteers, visit the Forest Preserve District's Volunteer Information Access Network.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Volunteer Services at (630) 933-7681 or volunteer@dupageforest.org.

Volunteer hours do not count toward court-ordered community service.


Fullersburg Woods

A child’s laughter, the gleam of discovery in someone’s eye, and the awe inspired by natural wonders are shared by volunteers at the Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center. The education center is located within the Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook. Volunteers lead Nature Discovery Programs and hands-on learning activities for youngsters. They present the world of DuPage flora and fauna through games and puppet shows, which feature nature detectives Frank and Joe. Special events at Fullersburg Woods include Earth Day activities, maple syrup programs and the always-popular Halloween Night Walks. Bring the wonders of nature to life for visitors and school groups by becoming a Fullersburg Woods volunteer.


Garden volunteers assist in the maintenance of plant beds. The amount and type of work varies daily and is weather-dependent. The gardens require most work during late spring and early summer and during late summer and early fall.

Special Events

Special events volunteer opportunities exist within the Forest Preserve District and Fullersburg Woods.

Visitor Center Volunteer

Visitor center volunteers provide a valuable service by staffing the nature center and working on office tasks.


Volunteer naturalists assist staff with kindergarten through third-grade school groups. During the busy spring and fall, the center offer three Nature Discovery Programs, designed to create awareness of the natural world. Volunteer naturalists present puppet shows and work with small groups of children on activities that emphasize discovery and the appreciation of nature. In March, a maple syrup program teaches the natural history and physical process of making maple syrup. During this program, volunteer naturalists present puppet shows and assist with station maintenance.
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