Volunteer

Volunteer programs to fit your style

We offer a number of ways to volunteer. Whether you like talking with visitors about nature and park history, planting wildflowers and pulling weeds, or helping fundraise for the Park, 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.

With volunteer help in 2022, we provided over 750 hours of stewardship work, hosted our most successful fundraiser to date, and engaged in more than 10,000 visitor interactions in the Park.

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. Groups are welcome to contact us to set up a special workday for your team.

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 (volunteer April-November) or the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens (year-round).

North Pond Gardeners

Get your hands dirty! Help restore and maintain the North Pond Nature Sanctuary and its surroundings on regularly-scheduled Saturday mornings from April to October.

Corporate Workdays

Support local nature and enjoy some time outside with your team by volunteering at a private workday in the park. Projects are available year round.

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.

Partner Programs

Check out other programs put on by our many partners in nature!

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
The Morrison-Shearer Foundation

Recent Posts

North Pond Restoration Update – December 2023 by Doug Widener While the weather turns cold this fall and winter, the North Pond Restoration Update has moved to a monthly format. While work has definitely slowed from its pace this spring and summer, the contractors are......

by Doug Widener Welcome to the first monthly edition of our North Pond Restoration blog. We will maintain a monthly format over the winter and return to weekly updates in April when spring planting of North Pond’s shoreline with trees, shrubs, and native plants will......

by Doug Widener Happy Friday! This blog marks our last weekly update for the North Pond Restoration Project for the season. Debuting next week and the first Friday of every month through next winter will be a monthly project update. While there is still work......

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