Join us for hands on volunteer restoration and help to physically improve the health of the Chicago River. Volunteer workdays are led by Friends’ staff and interns and may include activities such as removing non-native plants, collecting native seeds, monitoring projects, and more.  Click to find dates for volunteering.

Call to Action: Centennial Volunteers

Be a part of the Forest Preserve of Cook County’s Centennial Call to Action. Join an inspiring movement of volunteers helping to restore five special sites along the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. As a Centennial Volunteer you will work with Friends of the Chicago River, Friends of the Forest Preserves, and Audubon Chicago to get out and have fun at these five sites: Kickapoo Meadows, Whistler Woods, LaBagh Woods, Somme Woods, Blue Star Memorial Woods.  To learn more and sign up to volunteer, please visit this website: