Allerton’s generous volunteers help serve our visitors, preserve the Natural Areas, and improve this spectacular space for future generations. Volunteering provides Allerton with necessary and desired assistance, while giving the community opportunities to learn new skills, meet like-minded people, and have a direct impact on the Park.
To learn more about the volunteer opportunities below and to fill out a volunteer application, please visit our Allerton Park Volunteers website. New volunteers should plan to attend a General Information Session.* If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-333-3287.
Opportunities exist in the following areas:
Create a memorable and educational experience for visitors by sharing the history and interesting facts of the gardens, Mansion, or Natural Areas.
Plant, water, weed, and prune to keep Allerton’s 14 formal gardens looking their best. “Adopt a garden” to care for a specific garden more extensively.
Keep Allerton’s 14 miles of hiking trails safe and useable: pick up litter, remove small obstructions, and report conditions that need immediate staff attention.
Be a part of our community engagement efforts, helping with various tasks to ensure a successful and enjoyable event.
Join the Allerton Allies, a group dedicated to preserving the Natural Areas holding monthly workdays.
The Allerton Park Photography Group takes photos of the Park and special events, contributing to our marketing efforts, and members will learn new photography skills along the way.
If gardening is more your style, join the Ladies Against Weeds group to help keep the gardens looking beautiful.
Assist with clerical office duties – this can even be done from home!
*General Information Sessions will start again in March 2023. All sessions are scheduled for 1 p.m., are open to the public and will be held in the auditorium located in the Greenhouse. A Zoom link can be shared upon request.
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