Environmental Center Host Volunteer Form
Chicago Park District Southeast Side Natural Sites
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Environmental Center Host
Ford Calumet Environmental Center / Big Marsh Park
Environmental Center Host volunteers work shoulder-to-shoulder with our Chicago Park District staff team, making our guests feel welcome, answering questions, and helping visitors understand and access the many opportunities available at this unique site. Duties will have you moving throughout the Center, doing tasks ranging from manning the information desk, to welcoming school groups, to setting up a classroom for a program, to just being a smiling face if anyone has a question. Required skills include a quick smile and enthusiasm for talking about the Calumet region and the Chicago Park District Natural Sites!
• Must be 18 years or older
• Willingness to regularly work with visitors of all ages, from tiny toddlers to adults
• Willingness to learn our programming and be part of our programming and events team
• A commitment to the mission of the Chicago Park District
• A genuine appreciation for nature and outdoor activity
• A friendly personality and positive attitude
• An active email address that is checked frequently
Do you have any previous customer service experience?
If yes, please describe your customer service experience:
This position's current openings are from 10am to 2pm on the following days. Please choose any/all you are interested in.
*Weekends can be either weekly or every-other week. Extended summer hours run Memorial Day – Labor Day*
Alternating Saturdays (10am-2pm)
Have you volunteered with us in the past? Please choose any/all that apply:
Big Marsh Volunteer Work Day or Special Event
Stewardship program at a Park District site
Stewardship at a Forest Preserve District site
I have not volunteered in the past
If you have volunteered for the Stewardship program at a Park District site, which sites?
Skip this question if you have not volunteered for the Stewardship program at a Park District site
If you have volunteered for Stewardship at a Forest Preserve District site, which sites?
Skip this question if you have not volunteered for the Stewardship at a Forest Preserve District site
If you are new to the FCEC and SE Side Natural sites, how did you hear about us?
Anything else we should know?
Once we receive your application, a FCEC team remember will contact you to schedule a time
to meet at the FCEC to learn more about you and about the role of the Environmental Center
Host volunteer position.
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