Through the contributions of many volunteers, the programs TLC is able to offer and the impact it has had on the landscape has grown dramatically. Volunteers certainly make a difference!
We have several opportunities for you to get involved, both indoors and outdoors. Read the brief descriptions of our most common volunteer needs below, then complete the Volunteer Profile Form on this page. You will be notified as opportunities related to your skills and interests come up. We would love to have you become part of this great community of dedicated - and friendly - volunteers!
Habitat Restoration Workdays
Planting Oaks (click to learn more)
Help us reforest McHenry County! TLC has been working with municipalities, schools, churches, students, and volunteers to promote the next generation of oaks. Oaks need full sunlight and are very slow growing. McHenry County used to have an abundance of oaks, but very few baby oaks are germinating and surviving to adulthood. Planting and caring for them gives a much needed head start. Oak plantings take place in the spring and the fall, and involve digging holes, planting, mulching, setting up protective cages, and watering.
We occasionally need volunteers during business hours to help with mailings or prepare for events. If you like to sit around a table doing simple tasks, while also solving all the world's problems, this is a perfect fit. These workdays turn into a regular coffee klatch every time!
Special Events and Training (click to learn more)
Do you enjoy planning or helping out at events? TLC's fall fundraiser--Art of the Land--involves planning and coordinating from February until the 2-day event in September. The result brings together talented artists, photographers, sponsors, performers and members for a spectacular event to raise funds that help TLC fulfill our mission. Volunteers are instrumental to the success of every event.
Be sure to indicate on the Volunteer Profile form below your interest in Special Events. We also encourage you to click on the "Volunteer Spot" button below to view specific jobs/shifts for upcoming TLC special events. TLC uses the program so our volunteers can sign up for the times and tasks they are most interested in.
Thank you! Feel free to contact us directly with any questions: 815-337-9502