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Volunteer Application
Do you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors? Are you interested in the nature, culture, and history that surrounds you? Would you like to make a difference in your community? If so, please fill out the online application below. Our application gives us an idea of what you would like to volunteer for and what types of skills you can use to help us. You may also download the individual volunteer application or download the group volunteer application.
Personal Information (Required)
First Name: 
Last Name: 
Street Address: 
Home Phone: 
Alternate Phone:
Email Address: 
Birth Date:
Emergency Contact Information (Required)
Emergency Phone: 
Employment Information (Optional)
Are you employed ouside of the home?
Yes     No
Are you retired?
Please fill in the employment information below even if you are retired.
Yes     No
Place of Employment:
Job Title or Position:
Education Information (Optional)
High School Name or GED:
High School Address:
College Name:
College Address:
Interests and Skills (Optional)
What are the interests, skills, experiences, or hobbies that you would like to share or learn as a volunteer with the Forest Preserve District of Will County? Check all that apply.
Adopt-a-Preserve or Trail Program
Arts and Crafts
Audio/Video Production
Bird Watching
Campground Hosting
Clerical Tasks
Environmental Issues
Graphic Arts/Brochure Layout
Grounds Maintenance
Historical Re-enacting
Leading Group Tours
Museum Exhibit Repair
Native American Folklore
Nature Monitoring
Prairie Restoration
Receptionist Tasks
Special Event Activities (i.e., Bike Rides, Festivals, Outdoor Concerts, Car Shows)
Trail Monitoring for Safety
Premier Program Activities (i.e., Snowshoeing, Fishing, Dog Events)
Special Event Setup/Teardown Assistance
Locations (Optional)
Where would you like to volunteer? Check all that apply.
Sugar Creek Administration Center (Joliet)
Plum Creek Nature Center (Beecher)
Isle a la Cache Museum (Romeoville)
Environmental Learning Center (Mokena)
Monee Reservoir (Monee)
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center (Channahon)
Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Visitor Center (Plainfield)
Other Preserve or Trail
Special Events (Located throughout Will County, i.e., Joliet, Channahon, New Lenox, Beecher)
Availability (Optional)
Please check your current possible availability:
How often would you like to volunteer?

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Why would you like to volunteer with the Forest Preserve District of Will County?

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Criminal History (Required)
Have you ever been arrested?
Yes   No  

Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
Yes   No  

If yes, please explain and give date of incident(s):

Waiver and Signature (Required)
This application is for myself.   This application is for my child.  
By signing below either for myself or as a guardian, I am confirming that all information provided in this application is accurate. I understand that I (my child) will not receive any compensation for volunteer work. I also understand that as a volunteer I am not (my child is not) eligible for any benefits. I understand that I, or the Forest Preserve District of Will County, may cancel this agreement at any time. I also understand that the Forest Preserve District of Will County is not responsible for ailments or injuries incurred by me (my child) during work performed in a volunteer capacity. Accepting this waiver online shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.
By submitting this application, you agree to the following (please check each box):
Permission to photograph you and use pictures for District publications.

Permission to use email to correspond with regard to volunteer opportunities within the District.

Permission to perform a background check. (Please send a copy of your driver's license that will be used for this purpose.)

Volunteer's Signature: 
Guardian's Signature (if volunteer is under 18 years):
The Forest Preserve District of Will County does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, or disability. In providing programs and services to the public, the Forest Preserve District will make reasonable modifications to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to enjoy District offerings. View more information or request accommodations.
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