ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Park District’s Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens invites those interested in volunteering at the conservatory and gardens, and the Nicholas Conservatory campus to attend one of two on-site open houses, either Thursday, September 19 from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m., or Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 1354 N. Second St., Rockford, IL.
Stations will be set up in the Conservatory’s meeting room, where prospective volunteers who want to contribute their time and talents toward the Park District’s mission to “Help People Enjoy Life” can complete an online application and hear an overview of opportunities. All interested parties who fill out an application can tour the gardens free of charge for the day. Volunteer opportunities include: greeter, horticulture work, docent, field trip assistant, activities volunteer and special events volunteer. For those attending an open house for whom an auxiliary aid or service (sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or other support) is required to ensure effective communication, please call 815-987-8800 (TTY, 888-871-6171) 48 hours in advance for assistance or disability support.
To learn more about Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens and its programs, events, facility rentals, group activities, and school field trips, visit www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/ncg or call 815-987-8858. For information on disability support and accessibility for people with disabilities, call Customer Service at 815-987-8800.
To learn more about the wide variety of Rockford Park District volunteer opportunities, visit www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click About Us, then Careers/Volunteer) or contact Human Resources at 815-987-1608.