Utility Links


Volunteer at DNR

You can join our team of volunteers who share their love of nature, their time, and their dedication to conservation. We welcome individuals, community organizations, such as schools, scouts, church groups, and service organizations. Volunteers are needed throughout the State at Parks, Campgrounds, Wildlife Management Areas, Nature Preserves, Special Events and many of our Programs.
If you care about the outdoors and want to give back to your community, or if you have a passion to help us fulfill our mission, you can help! You or your organization can donate a few hours or several weeks to the Department's many volunteer projects. You can volunteer on weekdays, weekends or a combination of both. 

Volunteer Opportunities Map


Campground Host Program 

Disabled Outdoor Opportunities Program


Illinois State Museum

Natural Heritage

Nature Preserves Commission Programs

Parks and Recreation (Map of Locations)

Safety Education Program

State Fair and Special Events


Wingshooting Program