Macon County Conservation District Volunteer Opportunities
Every year, hundreds of volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the operation of Macon County’s conservation areas and historic sites. Whether greeting visitors or assisting with programs, our volunteers help the Conservation District serve the residents of Macon County.
“If you ever wanted to help make a difference in our community there are opportunities for you with the Macon County Conservation District.”
Volunteers like you help us maintain over 3,300 acres of natural areas and offer hundreds of school programs, special events, hikes, and weekend programs throughout the year across all of Macon County, Illinois. You’ll find indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities available year-round.
Taking the Step to Volunteer
Volunteers are essential to the Conservation District and its mission. In 2018, a total of 501 volunteers donated over 12,125 hours. We invite you to join the team!
Commonly asked questions:
- How often can I volunteer? You decide! Some volunteers help once or twice a year. Others help once a month, or even once a week.
- What can I do? We have something for everyone! Opportunities include the following areas: Natural Area Restoration, Rock Springs Nature Center, Educational Outreach, Conservation Support, Historical Interpretation, Youth Programs, and Seasonal & Special Events.
- What are the benefits of volunteering for the Conservation District? Volunteer opportunities throughout our community can offer you life long learning, new friendships, and have been linked to improved health. Volunteers at the Macon County Conservation District will receive two of our newsletter publications: Volunteer Quarterly and Prairie Islander. Volunteers that help through the Prairie Heritage Program will also receive the Astounder newsletter.
- How do I sign up? Fill out a Volunteer Application. Return your completed application to Rock Springs Nature Center or drop it in the mail. All potential applicants are interviewed and placed in an area suited to their interests and abilities. As you fill out your application and browse volunteer opportunities, feel free to contact us with any questions at (217) 423-7708.
For more information, call (217) 423-7708 or email [email protected].Download the Volunteer Application to get started