Chicago Conservation Corps' Explorer Track

Are you inspired by Chicago's green space and want to contribute to it's preservation?
Do you want to clean up your neighborhood, but feel like it is too much to tackle by yourself?  
Want to help make our great Lake Michigan safe and healthy?

C3 Explorer volunteer interacts with a C3 Student Club member at a community event

The C3 Explorer Track is Chicago’s resource for environmental action.

The Explorer Track is your chance to get your feet wet, your hands dirty and make a real impact on the environment.  The Explorer track provides Chicago residents with hands-on volunteer opportunities that protect Chicago’s unique natural resources in nature areas and in your own backyard.  In addition to building your knowledge and skills, the Explorer track is your opportunity to tap into a network of environmental leaders that are working to create a movement of environmental action across Chicago and beyond.

Several short-term volunteer opportunities with our partner organizations and respected C3 leaders are available year round.  By becoming apart of the Explorer Track, you could: 

  • Protect natural resources areas: Take action to protect Chicago’s natural resources through stewardship, beach conservation, river conservation, native species conservation and more.
  • Get involved in neighborhood environmental action: Join a garden work day, stormwater management action, community clean up day, sustainable community development event, learn about alternative transportation and weatherization opportunities in your neighborhood.
  • Partner with C3 leaders: Tap into the grassroots network of C3 environmental leaders.  Be apart of the next leader workshop in your neighborhood.
  • Volunteer for Special Events: Be apart of a team promoting responsible waste management for Mindful Metropolis or Green Fest and your work will be rewarded with the chance to see documentaries, attend music events or eat delicious food.   

Ready to get started?
Contact C3 immediately for about volunteer opportunities taking this weekend and throughout the year. Chicagoconservationcorps@naturemuseum.org or 773.755.5177.

For a full listing of volunteer events, please check the Chicago Conservation Corps event calendar.

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