Volunteer Open House Jan. 21 and Info Session Feb. 1
(Jan. 3, 2017) — The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites potential volunteers to discover the rewards of helping others during its “Pitch In & Volunteer” open house on Saturday, Jan. 21, and an information session on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Danada headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton.
The Jan. 21 open house, which runs 9 a.m. ‒ noon, will showcase the District’s wide range of opportunities in 11 different volunteer programs. A PowerPoint presentation at 10 a.m. will highlight each program, and attendees can talk with current volunteers and staff members throughout the event.
Another opportunity to learn about volunteering takes places on Feb. 1 6:30 ‒ 7:30 p.m. and will feature a general overview of the District’s volunteer programs.
District volunteers introduce school groups and families to nature, bring history to life, and care for animals. They restore habitats and help visitors explore forest preserve trails and discover interesting outdoor activities such as archery, kayaking and fishing. Adults, teenagers and families can choose from a variety of weekly, monthly and one-time opportunities. Scout groups, church groups, corporations and community organizations can coordinate group workdays that bring members together through shared accomplishments.
For more details on volunteering with the District, call Volunteer Services at 630-933-7233.
“Volunteering is a great way to connect to nature and help others do so as well,” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. “Our volunteers are the backbone of all our efforts, and they help make it all possible.”
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube pages.
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Deb Humiston, Communications & Marketing
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