Become a member of the Vermilion County Conservation District
Volunteer Team!Heron County Park Clean Up Get Involved, Have Fun, and Meet New People!

The Vermilion County Conservation District strives to offer quality programs and opportunities for people to enjoy their county parks.  Many of our programs opportunities would not be available without the dedication and support of volunteers.

Read on to find out how you can make a difference through one of the Conservation District's Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Staffing the Kennekuk Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday afternoons
  • Hosting a building on Sunday afternoons - choose from the Bunker Hill Historic Area or Education Center at Kennekuk, or the Nature Center or Pioneer Cabin at Forest Glen
  • Volunteering at public events such as Maple Syrup Open House, Pioneer Craft Day, Education Programs, summer camps, and more
  • Become a Trail Steward and report needed repairs on the trail at Kennekuk, Forest Glen, or Heron County Park

As a volunteer, you will:Chair caning at Pioneer Craft Day

  • Receive a free subscription to the VCCD Newsletter, The Conservationist
  • Receive invitations to seasonal dinners and special get-togethers
  • Make new friends and memories
  • Gain personal satisfaction knowing you are contributing to your county parks
  • Receive a 10% discount on select park buildings and shelters *
  • Receive two nights per year of free camping at Forest Glen Preserve *

* with required minimum number of volunteer hours

You don't have to have any special skill or knowledge to become a volunteer; we provide training and information for each volunteer position.  To become a VCCD Volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application or call 217-442-1691 and ask for Lara Danzl for more information on how you can begin as a volunteer today!

Catholic Heart Workcamp Trail Repair