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Volunteer with Birds in my Neighborhood

Birds in my Neighborhood Volunteer Information

Birds in my Neighborhood relies on volunteers to assist our in-school programs to thrive. You only need to be comfortable volunteering around kids, enjoy spending time outside, and be willing to help students learn. The commitment is minimal but certainly rewarding.

After attending three trainings, each corresponding to one of the three sessions with students, volunteers are assigned in pairs to a classroom and lead the following sessions:

  • In-classroom lesson
  • Bird walk in the schoolyard
  • Bird walk in a local natural area

For those interested in volunteering in Cook County, or for more information about Birds in my Neighborhood, please contact schools@openlands.org.

For those interested in volunteering with the program in McHenry or Lake counties, please contact Stacy Iwanicki at dnr.volobog@illinois.gov or 815.344.1294.