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Volunteer and Make a Difference

A park needs all the friends it can get! Some of our members also have time to contribute as volunteers but this is not required for membership.

Volunteers for us (the Friends):

  • Serve on our board

  • Serve on a committee such as scholarship or grants.

  • Help with special events

  • Represent us at Outreach Events

  • Serve as Webmaster

  • Assist with Social Media


Some of our members also volunteer for parks through IDNR. At Moraine Hills & McHenry Dam. These positions include:

  • Docents in the Nature Center

  • Roving Naturalists

  • Naturalist Guides

  • Bird Walk Leaders

  • Bluebird Monitors

  • Native Gardeners


Near the end of the year, Friends members and volunteers alike gather for an annual potluck dinner, where we swap stories, and find out who is chosen as the Volunteer of the Year! 

No time to volunteer? No problem. Become a member.  Your membership dollars help fund our projects. Either way, we value your support!

People who are interested in  becoming an IDNR volunteer can call the Volo Bog office at 815-344-1294 for more information. If you wish to serve our organization, emails us at

Printable Volunteer Application for Moraine Hills State Park

Printable Volunteer Application for Volo Bog State Natural Area

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