Join our active group of Park District volunteers and be part of a team that can make a difference! Volunteers are needed to help with everything from coaching to copying and from greeting to weeding. Everyone from teens to seniors can get involved. You'll have fun, make new friends, learn new skills, and enrich the lives of your neighbors in the community.


Lyman Woods

Interpretive Center Volunteers: Friendly folks who are enthusiastic about nature are needed to assist in staffing our Interpretive Center. These volunteers greet visitors, answer questions about Lyman Woods, and assist with clerical tasks.

Hiking Patrol: Love to hike? Want to spend more time outdoors? Hiking Patrol volunteers help maintain our beautiful natural areas by hiking the trails at Lyman Woods and the Belmont Prairie. Volunteers inspect trails, report trail conditions and answer frequently asked questions from fellow hikers.

Are you a student looking for volunteer experience? Want to spend your summer break outside? Lyman Woods Camp Volunteers help the camp counselor and campers with games, crafts, hikes and outdoor activities. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Restoration and Gardening Volunteers: Nature enthusiasts are needed to assist in restoration efforts and tend to our vegetable and/or butterfly gardens.

REAP Volunteer Workdays: Join our REAP (Restore, Educate and Preserve) volunteer group at Lyman Woods and Belmont Prairie. Activities may include collecting and sowing native seed, restoring trails, planting native plants and removing invasive plants.Please contact Lyman Woods at or 630.963.9388 for more information.

Call 630.96.9388 for more information about volunteering at Lyman Woods.

2020 REAP Calendar

Date Time Location
Jan. 18 9 to 11:30am Belmont Prairie
Feb. 15 9 to 11:30am Belmont Prairie
March 21 9 to 11:30am
Belmont Prairie
April 18 8 to 10:30am Lyman Woods
May 16 8 to 10:30am Lyman Woods
June 20 8 to 10:30am Lyman Woods
July 18 8 to 10:30am Lyman Woods
Aug. 15 8 to 10:30am Lyman Woods



Assist with regular activities at the Active Adult Center in the Lincoln Center, or join a volunteer group such as the Craft Club. For more information, call 630.963.1300.

Museum Docents

Docents lead group tours through the Museum. Flexible hours. Training provided. A willingness to help keep history alive is the only requirement. For more information, call 630.963.1309.