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.

 

Mayslake

Volunteers at Mayslake Peabody Estate interpret the majesty of Mayslake Hall, former home of coal baron Francis Stuyvesant Peabody. This historic house is within the Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook. Volunteer docents lead tours of Peabody’s Tudor-revival-style, 39-room residence and describe life at the estate in the early 1920s. Research volunteers uncover exciting information about the Potawatomi Indians, the Peabody family and the history of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor. Estate garden volunteers work to re-establish the lush grounds around the hall and maintain the formal landscaping. Contribute to the cultural and historical significance of this magnificent residence and surrounding grounds as a Mayslake volunteer.

PURPOSE
The purpose of Volunteer Services Program at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is to engage volunteers who are willing to donate their time, talents and resources to support the programs and staff in carrying out the mission, purpose, and guiding principles of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and the volunteer programs.
 

Caretaker

Assist staff in cleaning and performing minor maintenance/repairs of Mayslake Peabody Estate using proper methods, materials and equipment. Interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information.

Estate Gardener

Assist staff in caring for the gardens on site while providing a safe, informative and enjoyable experience to visitors. Interact with the public and respond to questions and requests for information.

Office Assistant

Assist staff with clerical projects, interacting with the public and responding to questions and requests for information.

Program Assistant

Assist staff in promoting and presenting cultural or natural resource interpretive/educational programs for the public and representing Mayslake at various District facilities.

Researcher

Assist staff in researching information related to the site and presenting this information.Respond to questions and requests for information.
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