Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are recognized as a strong part of the culture at Midewin and help staff accomplish ambitious goals. Volunteers offer a wide range of skills and are also motivated by learning new ones. 

Find an opportunity by reviewing the position descriptions under Volunteer Opportunities. If any of them spark your curiosity complete the steps under Volunteer Information to get signed up. 

Midewin’s volunteer program is coordinated through a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.


Things you need to get started with Volunteering

Step 1: Pick an opportunity (or two!) that interests you

Read over the volunteer opportunities available and see which ones match up with your interests, skills and available time


Banner: Volunteer Opportunities


Select a category below to find out what opportunities are available

Tile: Ecological Monitoring  Tile: Public Service and Heritage  Tile: Restoration










Banner: Volunteer Information


Step 2: Complete the Volunteer Form

Create a Volgistics account and fill out the volunteer form. Once the form is filled out you will be contacted by a volunteer coordinator.




Step 3: Download and read/sign the volunteer paperwork

The first page requires you to click the link to read Section One of the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).  The next pages are the volunteer agreement and the photo release.  Please complete all four pages. 





Step 4: Send in your paperwork

Send signed paperwork to the volunteer coordinator or bring it with you on your first day.


Volunteer Contacts

Kathy Gorman and Allison Cisneros

Volunteer Coordinator

Allison Cisneros

(815) 423-2149



Volunteer Coordinator

Kathryn Gorman

(815) 423-2148





Still have questions?

Contact a volunteer coordinator (above) or check out the Frequently Asked Questions