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Volunteer Portal

Are you already a Lake Katherine volunteer? Here are a few links and resources that you might find helpful. Need something else? Just give us a call.

If you'd like to become a volunteer, please visit our volunteer page to learn how you can get involved.


Volunteer Information Center Access (VicNet)

Schedule shifts, see your past service, access our most recent volunteer newsletter, and download our volunteer handbook all from the comfort of home: (Note: Field trip, camp and animal care volunteers are still scheduled through the Education Office.) This is the same system you sign into in the Nature Center, but with access to more features. If you don't know your password, just click "forgot password" and follow the instructions.



If you need to contact one of the staff members you volunteer with, please call the office at 708-361-1873 or use the email addresses below.

Shamim Graff, Interpretive Educator

Gareth Blakesley, Operations Manager

Bridget Provost, Business Coordinator

Marian Sinkus, Educator/Naturalist

Sara Barnas, Naturalist

Brenda George, Part-Time Educator


Additional Resources

The Buzz n' Bloom Newsletter


Chicago Wilderness

Environmental Education Association of Illinois


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