Call for Volunteers


Volunteers contribute in numerous ways to the programming and public relations at Volo Bog State Natural Area and Moraine Hills/McHenry Dam State Park. 


  • Trained volunteer naturalists lead tours of Volo Bog for individuals and small groups on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.  

  • Youth Program Naturalists lead environmental education programs including Bog Life tours.  Nearly 5,300 school and youth group children were introduced to Volo Bog in 2007. 

  • Special events such as Ghost Stories and WinterFest rely heavily on volunteers. 

  • Volunteer Docents greet visitors in the both sites' Visitor Centers, while others lead Bird Walks at both Volo Bog & McHenry Dam. 

  • Volunteers tend the demonstration Prairie & Woodland Gardens at each site.

  • Monitor bird nesting programs. 


Many volunteers from the sites are members of the Friends of Volo Bog or the Friends of Moraine Hills State Park but membership is not required - the two groups are separate.

The Friends of Volo Bog are always looking for volunteers, and for your convenience we have the following printable volunteer application form for you to fill out and mail back to:

     The Friends of Volo Bog 

     28478 N. Brandenburg Road,

     Ingleside, Il 60041

     Attention: Stacy Iwanicki,

     Volunteer Program Coordinator.


Any Questions?  Call Stacy Iwanicki at Volo Bog 815-344-1294


Printer-Friendly Volunteer Application


Use this link to print off a Volunteer Application, that you can fill out off-line, and return to The Friends of Volo Bog via U.S. Postal Service.  See address above.