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

Spring Native Plant Sale
We need your volunteer help June 5-10, 2023 to support our annual spring native plant sale. Two shifts are offered each day (8:30- 11:30am and 11:30- 2:30pm). Signing up for multiple shifts are welcome with a variety of tasks. Click the link above to find out more information.
All levels of native plant knowledge are welcome. Meet fellow WCWO members and learn more about native plants. Encourage your  family members, neighbors, and/or colleagues to join you to support our largest fundraiser of the year.  Membership is not required to volunteer.
Proceeds support our programming throughout the year including monthly speakers and Garden for Nature Grants funding.

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.