Prairie Work Day: Once a month assist our Prairie Stewards with cutting buckthorn, pulling garlic mustard, occasional trash pickup, collecting seeds and if desired, help with the yearly prairie burn.
WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers have always been the bedrock for Prairie Woods Audubon. We encourage the community to be involved with our projects and events. There are a variety of projects for EVERY individual. We can work together so it fits your busy lifestyle.
Share interests with others like yourself. Learn a new skill!
ADD TO YOUR RESUME! This is a great way to gain practical, hands-on Board experience in a highly regarded environmental organization.
Meet new people! Free PWA Gifts & Special Board only events such as the Holiday Dinner and the Volunteer Of The Year Luncheon!
Opportunity to learn more about wildlife, prairie restoration, and birding!
Use your marketing, business, and life knowledge skills to help our planet!
Working in the prairie is a great workout!
And so much more..........
Table Workers: Aid us with sales for environmental fairs, Farmers' Market in Palatine, and various festivals throughout the year.
Meeting Hosts: Assist with light jobs at our monthly meetings at Spring Valley Nature Ctr. These jobs include, selling socks, raffle ticket sales, and greeting people who enter.
Speakers Bureau: To occasionally aid us to lead nature hikes, speak to groups of children, seniors or adults at meetings, schools or resident communities.
WANTED! BOARD VOLUNTEERS!
Field Chair - NEW OPENING!
Our talented engaging field trip leader, Jim Peterson, is unable to continue his field trip duties. While he continues to work for us in other capacities, we need someone to lead our field trips!
If you are interested in this position, please contact us. This is a great position to gain practical, hands-on experience with nature; as well as in Board experience in a highly regarded environmental organization. Willing to take walks (you get to pick) and talk to people a little about what you see and hear.
Education Chair--Education of both members and the public on ecology and environmental issues is a major goal of most Audubon chapters. Generate education programs in schools, and for youth and adults in community settings such as nature centers.
Board At Large: Want to get your feet wet by helping out when needed? We can use you! Give us a call now!
By Brigitte Schmidt
If you enjoy speaking to others and would like to share your love of birds and nature.......we're looking for you!! Prairie Woods is in process of compiling a list of members who would like to be part of our new Speaker's Bureau. Because we are often asked to speak to groups and other organizations we would like to have a list of members available who are interested in sharing their knowledge on a variety of nature related topics. If you would like to participate, please give me a call at 847-985-1903 or sent me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss details such as what topics you prefer, availability, distance you're willing to travel etc. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the continuing education of nature, wildlife and environment.