Volunteer Opportunities

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community.  Volunteering also has a positive impact on you too!  It is mentally and physically fulfilling work that you can place on any resume or educational application.

Volunteer Positions

 

Job Coach
No experience is required and training is provided to work as a Job Coach with a Team Member. The Job coach provides support as the Team Member works in the greenhouse or on the grounds performing a variety of jobs that are part of the greenhouse operation.

 

On-Site Projects
Volunteers with basic handyman or carpentry skills and computer technology are needed to help with on-site projects throughout the year. Making personalized bricks and sand cast leaves, and gardening projects are on-going as weather permits.

 

Special Events
Volunteers are needed to staff and help with Special Events such as fundraising events, greeting and assisting customers on high volume weekends or at holiday celebrations in the greenhouse.

 

Administrative
A variety of clerical and administrative opportunities are oftentimes available. Examples include data entry for our mailing list, researching grant opportunities, grant writing, conducting tours, and speaking engagements

 

Greenhouse
Expert or beginning gardeners can volunteer to work with plants in the greenhouse and on-site gardens. Activities change with the seasons and can include planting plugs, planting containers, developing landscape plans for the grounds, planting and maintaining gardens.

 

1055 West Washington Street
West Chicago, IL 60185

Mailing:
PO Box 861
West Chicago, IL 60186

Office 630-293-0100
Fax 630-293-1510

Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed