By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA comp:000049183ad5:000000023d:5016 /__uuid/35b33230-6fcb-478f-9893-48e24a1b21cb/DuPage-F.preserve-volunteer-hawk.jpg 71 0 1729 1331 1658 1331 new
A volunteer works with one of the raptors at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. (Submitted photo)

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County presents a “Step Up and Volunteer!” open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 11, and an in-depth, question-and-answer session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

The open house will highlight diverse opportunities in a one-hour presentation at 10 a.m., with volunteers and staff on hand. Both programs take place at headquarters at Danada Forest Preserve, 3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton.

District volunteers teach school groups and families about nature, bring history to life, and care for animals. They restore critical habitats, maintain public areas, and help visitors explore forest preserve trails and discover new outdoor activities.

Adults, junior volunteers and families can choose from a variety of weekly, monthly and one-time opportunities; and Scout groups, church groups, corporations and community organizations can work on special projects that bring members together through shared accomplishments.

For details, call Volunteer Services at 630-933-7681. Visit