Are you stuck at home for a little while? Keep busy and help the community with our at-home volunteer projects!
There are many ways for any one of any skill set to get involved.
The Whiteside Garden Renovation
Scroll down to see each project in more detail, find instructions, or sign up.
If you have an idea of something you would like to do from home that isn't listed above, we'd love to hear from you!
For questions, comments, concerns, or to sign up, please feel free to email email@example.com.
The Whiteside Garden- Renovation Projects:
We have two beautiful chairs at The Whiteside Garden that need reupholstered (and potentially get new padding). We would provide all supplies, we just need someone with the skill to do it. If you are interested please use the button below to email Malina.
Rock and Fossil Organization
Over the years we have accumulated a lot of wonderful rock and fossil donations. Help us organize them into the three main categories (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), and identify the rocks and fossils that you can. You do not have to be a geologist for this project, promise. If you are interested, please email the volunteer coordinator using the button below or call 217-235-4644.
We are looking for someone to help us add to our grant database that helps us fund the wonderful programs that we do. We have a subscription to a database that we can let you use that would help you in this search. Please note, this is not writing grants, just finding and organizing them for us.
Looking for something fun to do for yourself or your family? What about rock painting and hiding them around The Nature Center or Friendship Garden? We'll provide all the supplies, you just take them home, have fun making memories, hide the rocks, and then drop the paints back off to us so another family can do the same! To sign up please click the button below, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 217-235-4644
Are you looking for something for you and the kiddos to do together? Or do you just love to do crafts? Maybe the site of these brings back nostalgia? This is an easy way to have a great time making memories and making a difference. Help us by creating these classic peony bead animals with a unique twist, we are going to put UV beads in some spots! Watch as these creatures change color before your eyes when you take them outside! We are looking for about 30 total animals for our field trips with a mix of: Fox, Skunk, Butterfly, and Lizard to sign up email email@example.com or click sign up below!
Weighted Blankets and Floor Cushions
Help make a difference in a child's life as they learn about the environment. These volunteer projects are great for someone who sews (and teaching little ones how to sew). To sign up please click the button below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
QR Code Information Research
We are looking for someone to research credible sources to help us create information web pages for our Native Tree and Shrub signs. If interested please email email@example.com or click the link below to sign up!
These can be used as education tools as well as for our conservation volunteers to play. Games can be memory, trading cards, or any other game that you would like to create! We can also connect you with a template for memory/flash cards if you would like it. If you would like to get involved, please click the link below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.