Volunteer Opportunities 


Volunteers are always needed and appreciated! Check the link below or contact the office if you can help.

  • Natural Area Restoration – 4th Sunday of the month at Sterne’s Woods & Fen in Crystal Lake.  Tues/Sat hours at Wingate Prairie. Send us an email to be included on the contact list or check our website calendar for location details.
  • Book/Garage Sale help – May, July, September, October, and other times throughout the year.
  • The Green Spot Reused Books & Gift Store – Woodstock. Volunteers help sort and price book donations, Mondays – Fridays between 11AM and 4PM.  Sales help is needed as well Tuesdays-Fridays and Saturdays from 11AM to 3PM.
  • The Green Read Reused Books & Sustainable Gifts – Crystal Lake. Volunteers work shifts at this location seven days a week!  We are currently looking for help on Sundays as well for 11AM to 3PM shift throughout the year.
  • Speakers Bureau – we often get calls from groups looking for someone to do a presentation for them. If you enjoy public speaking, let us know the topics you can cover, and we’ll add you to our list.
  • Holiday Bakers – November & December
  • Christmas Tree Farm helpers – November & December
  • Our seven committees are always looking for new members and volunteers! Water & Natural Resource Protection; Transportation; Waste Reduction; Recycling; Education; Fundraising; and Membership.

Volunteers needed for specific events, such as book sales, garage sales, recycling monitors at fairs & festivals are often listed here:


Contact the office – and Thank You for your help!

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