Volunteers Welcome!

Join our West Cook Wild Ones (WCWO) community of volunteers as we have various fun volunteer opportunities throughout the year including tabling events, spring and fall plant sales, and summer garden tours. The success of all these events are dependent upon volunteers just like you.

Volunteering offers many rewards

  • Meet other chapter members to grow our WCWO community
  • Expand your knowledge of native plants (all knowledge levels welcome)
  • Promote the Wild Ones mission:
Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally
sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.
  • Increase the wider community’s knowledge and importance of eco-landscaping

How to Volunteer

Information and sign-up instructions for upcoming events can be found on this page and on the chapter’s monthly newsletter when volunteers are needed for events. 
You can also complete the Volunteer Form if you are interested in raising your hand now for specific events and/or committee work. 
Volunteer event times range from a couple hours to several hours depending on the event; signing up for multiple shifts are welcome.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

WCWO Spring Native Plant Sale:
WCWO annual Spring Native Plant sale is here! Help us make a difference supporting eco-landscaping. We depend on our dedicated volunteers to make this sale a success. We hope to count on you this year whether you are a new or returning volunteer. It is a great opportunity to learn about native plants and meet other WCWO members. Come join the fun!
Click the links below to learn more about the volunteer opportunities:
  • Phone Volunteers  Volunteer from the comfort of your home June 2, 9-11, 2022
  • Plant Sale Onsite Volunteer  Volunteer at onsite to prep, assemble and/or deliver curbside customer pre-ordered plants June 6-11, 2022
Spring Festival and Trailside Museum 90th Anniversary Celebration
Come share your love of native plants and eco-landscaping as West Cook will have an information table at the festival and a child-friendly activity.
Sunday, May 1, 2022, 11 am-3pm
2 shifts: 10:45am-1pm or 1-3:15pm
  • For more information and to sign-up click here.
Help support making a difference.

Join Wild Ones

You do not need to be a member to volunteer but we strongly encourage it. Join Wild Ones.
Volunteer with WCWO. Together we can make a difference one yard at a time.