Volunteer Opportunities

Assisting in Various Ways

McLean County volunteers regularly assist in a wide number of functions including special events, wildlife management, forestry and prairie management, interpretive and information assistance, and special events.

Participating in our volunteer program is a great way for you or your group to learn a few interesting aspects about what it takes to run a fun and friendly environment for both wildlife and you. Here are a few programs that may spark your volunteer interest.

Fishery Opportunities

  • Fisheries creel survey
  • Fisheries stocking
  • Fisheries habitat projects

Forest & Vegetation Opportunities

  • Flower bed planting
  • Prairie maintenance
  • Reforestation monitors
  • Tree planting

Land Management & Education Opportunities

  • Campground host
  • Facilities rehabilitation (list any specialized construction skills)
  • Safety education instructor
  • Site interpreter
  • Trail host
  • Visitor center host

Special Event Opportunities

  • Beach Blowout
  • Comlara Fest Pioneer Days
  • Comlara Mud, Sweat, and Gears Mountain Bike Race
  • Comlara Park Ice Cream Social
  • Deer Run, Run - 8K Foot Race
  • Fall Colors Family Day
  • Nature Photography Derby
  • Parent / Kid Fishing Derby
  • U Otter 5K Foot Race

Wildlife Opportunities

  • Bluebird Trail monitors
  • Deer population monitors
  • Disabled hunter assistants / hunting partners
  • Waterfowl nesting structures

For More Information

Volunteer opportunities at McLean County parks are not limited to those listed above, please feel free to come up with your own ideas. We are always interested in new and creative ideas that will improve our park environment. If you have any questions or would like more details, please contact the McLean County Department of Parks and Recreation at (309) 434-6770.