Due to COVID-19, new volunteer opportunities have been put on hold. If you’re able, we encourage you to seek volunteering in service areas of great need such as food banks. 


Nothing feels quite as good as working hard at work worth doing (except maybe a nice massage afterwards)!  Volunteers are an integral part of achieving the mission of The Conservation Foundation, and there are many ways to get involved.  We need an army to extend our reach on the land, in the water, in the classroom and in your neighborhood.  Join up today!

Opportunities are available in the following areas of interest:

  • Site Maintenance at McDonald Farm or Dickson-Murst Farm
  • Restoration of our preserves and easements
  • Education Programs
  • Green Earth Harvest Organic Farm
  • Watershed Protection
  • Butterfly and Children’s Garden Maintenance
  • DuPage River Sweep
  • Storm Drain Stenciling
  • Dickson-Murst Farm Partners
  • Adopt-A-Stream

We have a need for volunteers at a variety of locations throughout our service area. Please note we are not able to accommodate all volunteer areas at all times of the year. If you have questions about volunteer opportunities please contact Cassi Pollowy at 630-428-4500, Ext. 153 or via email.

Steps to becoming a Volunteer for The Conservation Foundation:

  1. Fill out the volunteer application below, or click here for a printable version. 
  2. Wait to hear back from our Volunteer Coordinator about availability and fit.
  3. At the interview we’ll match your interests and skills with our current volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer application