Free Event: Chicago Volunteer Expo
Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 10 AM - 4 PM
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60614 | view map
The Out Our Front Door Organization
The Out Our Front Door Organization is currently looking for volunteers and ambassadors for the 2018 season who would like to make a greater impact in the environment through the power of a bicycle. Our mission is simple: To immerse, educate, and preserve the history, culture, and native habitats of the Lower Lake Michigan Basin Area through exploratory adventures. Our vision is to create the next generation of trail, cycling, and nature stewards and our aim is to make Chicago the exemplary national model for urban environmental adventures .
We'll are also pleased to debut a new piece of OOFD artwork, designed by a locally-renowned artist this year at the Expo too!
We are woodsmen, cycling enthusiasts, environmentalists, historians, travelers, community organizers, naturalists, campers, volunteers, and professionals. We believe that through grassroots sustainability initiatives and adventure we can improve the quality of life for all Chicagoans—and spark a lasting change. If you like nature, bicycles, history and the great outdoors then come say hello and learn what Out Our Front Door is all about. Weather you want to volunteer just once or for the season we have opportunities for you to explore.
Volunteer Opportunities with the Out Our Front Door Organization include:
What You'll Learn
Being a part of the Out Our Front Door team means being a steward of Chicago and the Lower Lake Michigan area's trails, natural areas, and camps. You'll learn about the regions ecology, geology, glaciation, trail, and cultural history.
Benefits of being a volunteer with Out Our Front Door include a year end team camping trip, access to our gear library, weekend trips, and a great community of outdoor and cycling enthusiasts.
Can't make it to the Expo on Sunday, February 18, 2018 and still want to volunteer with us? Or know of ways to help? Then contact us directly or submit our volunteer form.
Who else will be at the Expo?
Directly engage 85+ nonprofit organizations from all over the city and learn how you can lend a hand in Chicago and the surrounding area. Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you and admission is free. Past vendors included the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Conservation Corps and many more! See the full list of the 85+ organizations at this years expo at: www.chicagovolunteerexpo.com
The Expo is led by and founded by volunteers and staff of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and the Peggy Notebart Nature Museum. Presented in partnership with Northern Illinois University: Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies. The Out Our Front Door organization is honored and is in proud support of its founders.
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