Volunteer Corner

We build birdhouses, we table for fairs, we work on the prairie, we bake for events, we educate groups, we inform our lawmakers...we work for the planet!

Feel free to contact us!

We are committed to diversity. There is something for everyone, so give us a call. You'll be glad you did.

Please give us a call at: (847) 485-9OWL or

email us: prairiewoodsaudubon@gmail.com

Who do we need?


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..........

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.

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.


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!