Our Volunteers

Severson Dells has many valuable volunteers who help with the educational school programs, family Science Saturday events, tend to our butterfly garden, host and hostess on weekends, maintain our library, keep our fish happy and so much more!

Volunteers are involved in many different activities, limited only by enthusiasm, interest and available time. We realize that each volunteer is unique and therefore provide many opportunities where their contributions can be recognized.

Volunteers’ ages range from youth to senior citizens, and they provide thousands of hours of service per year. To all the volunteers: THANK YOU! We couldn’t do it without you!

Become a volunteer. 

Volunteer Application

There are many different volunteer positions available, with a range of commitment levels. 

Education Programs VolunteerHelp support Severson Dells school and family programs with your knowledge of local flora and fauna

Nature Center Host Volunteer- Help keep the Severson Dells Nature Center open 7 days a week by volunteering at the front desk on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Conservation Crew- Help remove invasive plants, collect native seed, and plant new seedlings with the Severson Dells Conservation Crew. Restoration volunteers meet the second Saturday and fourth Monday of each month from 9:00 to noon. You can participate in the restoration and management of our natural areas! Working alongside fellow volunteers in the beauty of the outdoors is both gratifying and invigorating. No experience necessary; training and tools are supplied. Bring a water bottle and stay hydrated. Dress in layers and expect to get dirty! If you would like more information about this specific volunteer opportunity, please contact Andrea Wallace at andrea@seversondells.org or 815-335-2915. 

Blue Bird Monitoring- Help monitor the many blue bird nest boxes around Severson Dells. Don't worry if you haven't monitored before, we are happy to train you and you will then be able to shadow current volunteers. 

AmeriCorp Volunteer Opportunities (click for details)