Volunteer Opportunities
at the
Vermilion County Conservation District

Bunker Hill Historic Area Building Host - Become a historic building host at one of the largest collection of authentic historic buildings in the state.  The Vermilion Chapel (1886), Red Oak School (1917), Neff Grocery Store (1912), Atwood Home Farmhouse (1892), Bismarck Train Depot (1874), O'Leary's Dining Car (1947), and the Laury Barn (1912) are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 pm.  Volunteers are need to staff the buildings to welcome guests with a friendly smile and to interpret the history of our past.

Kennekuk Environmental Education Center Building Host

Forest Glen Building Host - There are two buildings that need staffing on Sunday afternoons, 1-4 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  The Pioneer Homestead allows visitors to relive the days of early Illinois settlers, while the Sycamore Hollow Nature Center showcases interpretive displays about nature and wildlife.  Live animal exhibits and a working beehive are major attractions at the Nature Center.

Secretarial Office Help - A friendly voice and welcoming smile are important when volunteering at the staff offices of Forest Glen and Kennekuk County Park.  Volunteers are needed through the week at Forest Glen, and on weekends at Kennekuk.  Hours vary, but duties include answering the telephone, taking messages and welcoming visitors to the park.

Trail Stewards - If you love hiking the trails of Vermilion County, then you would be perfect as a volunteer trail steward.  Simply hike a designated trail and complete a form to notify us of trail conditions.  Trails can be hiked monthly, or more, at Forest Glen, Kennekuk or Heron County Park.

Gardening - Kennekuk and Forest Glen need volunteers to help plant and weed certain garden areas throughout the growing season.  Volunteers must love dirt and the tedious job of pulling hardy weeds!

Special Events - The Vermilion County Conservation District is well known for many special events hosted throughout the year.  Beginning with the Maple Syrup and Pancake Dinner, to Haunted Happenings, Pioneer Day and Thanksgiving at the Cabin, volunteers are needed to assist with an array of duties.