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

We seek volunteers to help unload and sort the trees and shrubs in Oak Park on Friday, September 29th from 9:30am-1 pm and customer pick-up on Saturday, September 30th from 9-12:15 and/or 12:00- 3pm.

This is great educational opportunity to learn about numerous different trees and shrubs.  You will meet wonderful plant lovers and help the creatures that share our gardens as well!  Thank you for your help!


We are looking for volunteers to help spark people’s passion for gardens that are grown with beauty and biodiversity in mind. Volunteering is a great way to connect with like-minded people, learn more about native plants and how people use them, as well as contribute to a great cause (grant program)!   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.