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Volunteer Programs to Fit Your Style

The Lincoln Park Conservancy offers a variety of ways to volunteer.

Whether you enjoy talking with the public about nature and park history, planting wildflowers and pulling weeds, or planning fundraisers, we offer volunteer opportunities for every level of commitment. If you like being part of a team or prefer a more solitary volunteer experience, we have a program to fit your style.  Groups are welcome to contact us to set up a special workday for your school, club or corporation.

Each year our volunteers have fun while donating thousands of service hours to Lincoln Park.  Last year, over 1,000 volunteers participated in our programs providing 5,000 service hours to the park.

All of our programs are offered at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens, and North Pond Nature Sanctuary. Each of these beautiful park sites is located in Lincoln Park near Fullerton Parkway and Stockton Drive in Chicago.

Exercise your body and your mind while helping your park – volunteer today!


Lincoln Park Docents

Become a volunteer docent at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool or the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens.

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Lincoln Park Greeter

The Lincoln Park Conservancy is seeking volunteers to become Greeters at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens.

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North Pond Gardeners

Get your hands dirty! Help restore and maintain the North Pond Nature Sanctuary and its surrounding area.

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Corporate Workdays

Support your community and strengthen your team by volunteering together at a private workday in the park.

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Young Professionals’ Hops & Habitat

Join us after work to get your hands dirty at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool and then enjoy a brew with us after!

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Biodiversity Program

Develop your inner scientist by volunteering to survey wildlife at the North Pond Nature Sanctuary and Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, or anywhere in the Chicago Park District system.

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Gala for Lincoln Park

Volunteer your time and talents to help plan and carry out our annual fundraiser by serving on the Gala for Lincoln Park committee.

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Our Wonderful Volunteer Photographers

Our thanks to the volunteers and photographers who donated their photos to help make our website beautiful:
Kristin Dulcan
Elisabeth Dunbar
Brian Fargo
Chet Gresham
Susan Hammerman
Aaron Hammond
Steve Leonard
Jeffrey Liem
Loretta Trujillo
Chicago Park District Special Collections
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Recent Posts

North Pond Virtual Public Meetings

We are excited to announce public meetings to discuss the restoration of North Pond. Meetings will be hosted over Zoom on 3 dates: Wednesday, November 11, 5:30-7:30 pm Saturday, November 14, 9:30-11:30 am Tuesday, November 17, 1-3 pm Register to attend and to submit questions in......

2020 Annual Appeal

You can help Lincoln Park by supporting the Lincoln Park Conservancy during our annual appeal. The Conservancy’s past projects include the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Abraham Lincoln Gardens and most recently the new Sunshine Playscape. Our current project is a three-year plan to restore the......

North Pond Restoration Update

This summer has been busy as the Conservancy plans for the upcoming restoration of North Pond.  All of our background studies necessary to help us understand the Pond and the best approaches to restoring it have been completed.  In July we hosted a feedback session with our......

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