Starved Rock Foundation

Volunteer Opportunities

There are AMPLE opportunities to help out. You may have an hour, a day, a week, a summer, or special skills that you could offer to help out. Contact us and we will match you up with an area of support.

We are thrilled to have you join us to volunteer at our beautiful Starved Rock State Park!

Bookstore & Info Desk volunteers

If you are a new volunteer and would like to be in the bookstore or at the information desk, please email John at or Frank is the scheduler at Explain your situation and he will set you up to job shadow. Tell him when you would be available 9-1 or 1-4 and the dates.

Hike Leader

If you would like to be a hike leader, email Jolyn at your situation and she will set you up with hike training. We have hikes that go out on Saturdays at 1pm and three special event hikes:

  • Spring wildflower
  • Fall colors
  • Winter wilderness

These are coordinated by Cindy. Contact her at

Becoming Members

If you are a volunteer you may also want to become a member or a supporting member. By also becoming a member you help provide the visitor center and park with programs, materials, and equipment.

Some skill areas we generally need

  • historians
  • biologist
  • geologists
  • organizationalists
  • photographers
  • scrapbooking
  • technical writers
  • videographers
  • ....and much more