spring valley volunteers

Volunteer at Spring Valley

Spring Valley's volunteer program encourages community involvement and assistance in the ongoing restoration of the sanctuary and with the presentation of public programs and special events. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age with a strong interest in providing a community service. Group volunteer opportunities also exist.


A variety of short term, seasonal and ongoing projects are available.

For more information, call 847/985-2100.

Conservation/Restoration

Enjoy the outdoors as you assist with wildlife habitat improvement, trail maintenance and prairie restoration.

Volkening Heritage Farm

Opportunities abound at the Heritage Farm! Provide historical interpretation, care and feed the farm animals or assist with farmyard maintenance.

Environmental Education/Ongoing Programs

Provide a unique experience for visitors by helping in one or more of the following program areas: Sundays at the Cabin and Mighty Acorns Youth Stewardship.

Special Events

Help with a variety of activities at Spring Valley's special events: Sugar Bush Fair, Mowing and Mooing, Autumn Harvest Festival, A Haunting in the Valley, Hog House to Smokehouse and Christmas in the Valley.

Application

Spring Valley Volunteer Application Form (PDF)

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