Our Forest Preserve Leadership Corps leads a corporate workday in Busse Woods for Komatsu.
Our Forest Preserve Leadership Corps interns lead a corporate workday in Busse Woods for Komatsu.

Volunteer with Friends

Volunteers are out every week throughout the forest preserves of Cook County. Contact us and we can hook you up with a group or help you set up your own volunteer event. Volunteers remove invasive plants, collect trash, assist with prescribed burns, work on trails, and gather and spread seeds to restore the natural health of the ecosystem. We know you will love being outside, volunteering, and enjoying nature with some like-minded people. Help get something done and volunteer with us today!

Contact Ilana Federman at 312-356-9990 or ilana@fotfp.org if you need help finding a group.

Centennial Volunteers

Be a part of forest and river revitalization by joining an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore nine special sites along the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. Join a group of volunteers who are interested in improving our local environment and having a good time doing it. Learn more about the Centennial Volunteers program.

Corporate Team Building Days

The 69,000 acres of forest preserves in Cook County offer unrivaled physical, intellectual and creative team-building experiences that invigorate company morale and performance. Employees renew a sense of partnership and determination as they work together to combat invasive species and return these ancient oak savannas, prairies and wetlands to their native, healthy state. Learn more about our corporate team building days.

Path to Stewardship

People are the key to healthy forest preserves! The Path to Stewardship is open to any volunteer wanting to increase their dedication to restoring healthy nature. Field experience, classes, and mentoring give you the qualifications you need to become a leader. Regardless of your age, schedule, or fitness level there are ways you can contribute! Learn more about the path to stewardship.

Volunteer stewardship groups in Cook County

You can also checkout the the Forest Preserve District’s Volunteer website to find a volunteer work day!