Volunteers Welcome!

Join our West Cook Wild Ones (WCWO) community of volunteers! We have fun volunteer opportunities throughout the year including tabling events, spring and fall plant sales, and summer garden tours. The success of all these events depend 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)
  • Increase the wider community’s knowledge and importance of eco-landscaping
  • Promote the Wild Ones mission:

Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

How to Volunteer

You can also complete the Volunteer Form if you are interested in raising your hand now for specific events and/or committee work. We always welcome new volunteers!

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.

Volunteer event times range from a couple hours to several hours depending on the event; signing up for multiple shifts are welcome.

  • Spring Festival 2024: Help us welcome spring with the Forest Preserve of Cook County on Sunday, May 5 at Thatcher Woods Pavilion, River Forest from 11:45-3:15 pm
  • Go Green Days-Oak Park Farmers’ Market: Help get the word out to our neighbors about Wild Ones and your experiences with native plant landscaping on Saturday, May 25, 8:30am -12pm.
  • 2024 Spring Native Plant Sale: Please volunteer to help us sort and load plant sale orders during the week of June 3-8. We will have many plants, many time slots and tasty snacks! Please join the fun!

Your help makes a difference. Thank you.

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.