Volunteer Opportunities

Protect natural places, support environmental education, preserve and share local history, connect with others, learn.  You can find a worthwhile role in volunteering to help protect Champaign County's natural and cultural resources and to inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world! No experience necessary!

Who Can Volunteer?

You! The CCFPD is striving to build a volunteer community that is representative of our diverse community. The CCFPD is committed to breaking down barriers in order to provide equal accessibility to everyone in Champaign County regardless of ability, race, gender identity or age.

With seven forest preserves, that includes a regional rail trail, a museum, a nature center, a golf course and over 45 miles of trails in Champaign County, we generally have a variety of ways volunteers can help. Prospective volunteers do not need specific skills to start volunteering with us.

Volunteers Regularly Needed:

  • Museum of Historical Education
  • Natural History Education
  • Trail or Land Stewardship
  • Golf Course Stewardship
  • Gardening

Occasionally Needs Volunteers

  • Camps (Golf, Museum or Nature)
  • Citizen Science
  • Advisory Committees

Become a District Volunteer

When your application has been reviewed, the volunteer coordinator will email you to discuss potential volunteer opportunities. Please note in the application if email is not a good method of communication. Fill out our application.

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Want More Information?

Contact the volunteer coordinator at [email protected] to learn more or discuss project ideas or get assistance if you are unable to apply online. You can also call the office (217) 586-3360.

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Reporting Forms

Current volunteers, log in to record your hours, schedule yourself for an opportunity or to read the newsletter.

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How to Volunteer