Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out this application. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Name and address

Demographic Information

Information regarding age is required to determine eligibility for certain programs and positions. Please note that this information is only used to determine eligibility and is not considered in the volunteer selection process. You may optionally provide the following additional information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Programs Applied For

Select at least one program of interest. You are welcome to select more, as well.

Positions of Interest

Please list the specific positions at each site that interest you. Examples are: Animal Keeper, Amphibian Monitor, Gardener, etc... If you are open to any position, feel free to write in "any." If you need more information on the positions available at each site, please visit our website at

Additional Programs Applied

If you would like to be apply to more than 3 programs, please select which ones you would like to be considered.


Please list any education, certifications and/or information that relates to the volunteer positions of interest.

Have you volunteered with us before?

Why are you interested in volunteering?

What are some of your interests and hobbies?

Character References

Please note character references cannot be family members or current Forest Preserve District of DuPage County employees. We also ask that your character references are someone over 18 that you have known for at least 6 months.

Additional Information

Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into our program and is subject to satisfactory results of the Criminal Background Check.

Please be aware that the following forms will be required if you are accepted into our volunteer program:

1. General Provisions Agreement

2. Waiver and Assumption of Risk

3. Criminal Background Check Form (for volunteers 16 and over)

4. Volunteer Handbook Acknowledgement Form

These forms will be sent to you upon acceptance to our program and must be signed and returned to Volunteer Services before you can begin.