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Forest Preserve District of DuPage seeks volunteers

Updated: January 31, 2013 6:52AM

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is looking for a few good volunteers.

On Jan. 12, those interested in volunteeting can stop by an open house from 9 a.m. to noon to discover the many available opportunities. Participants will interact with current volunteers and staff members throughout the event, and hear a one-hour overview of all 11 specialized programs at 10 a.m.

Or, those interested can join a smaller open house question-and-answer session on Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to find out detailed information about volunteering, and learn which options fit their interests and schedule.

The informational events will take place at the district’s headquarters within Danada Forest Preserve, which is located at 3S580 Naperville Road between Butterfield and Warrenville roads.

District volunteers teach school groups and families about nature, bring history to life, and care for animals. They restore critical habitats, maintain public facilities and help visitors explore forest preserve trails and discover new outdoor activities.

Individuals of almost all ages will find opportunities for themselves, and families can volunteer together. Scout groups, church groups, corporations and community organizations can work on special projects that will bring group members together through shared accomplishment.

Weekly, monthly and one-time volunteer opportunities are available.

For more details on volunteering, call Volunteer Services at the Forest District at 630-933-7681.

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