Business and Organization
Weekend Volunteering

Doing Good is Good for Business!
Doing Good is Good for Organizations!

Doing Good is Good for Business
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association offers local businesses a weekend of team building while giving back to the community.
Doing Good is Good For Organizations
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association offers a weekend of group bonding while giving back to the community.

Businesses: A 2019 study led by Verizon and the Campbell Soup Company, states businesses benefit from employee volunteering by

  • Reducing turnover rate by up to 50%
  • Increasing productivity by up to 13%
  • Increasing employee engagement and satisfaction by up to 7.5%


Organizations: Volunteering with a group enables members to expand on their interests or venture into a different type of volunteering. Come together for outdoor socialization while serving the community.

Check Available Weekends

Potential Volunteer Work

March – April: Trash cleanups – Family friendly
April – May: Poison Hemlock, Garlic Mustard, Dames’ Rocket and/or other invasive species removal
June – September: Teasel, Narrow leaf cattail and/or other invasive species removal
October – November: Honeysuckle, Autumn Olive, Callery Pear and/or other woody invasive species removal

Saturday locations are typically Zimmerman Prairie State Nature Preserve, Little Beaver Creek Prairie, Hagenbuch Reserve, and Hershner Reserve.

March – April: Trash cleanups – Family friendly
April – November: Trail maintenance such as mowing, trimming with edgers or clipping overhanging branches; boardwalk maintenance to repair or replace broken boards; caring for tree saplings

Volunteering is from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Times may be subject to change depending on temperatures. Early spring and late fall volunteer opportunities may be held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Sunday locations are typically James P. Amon Biodiversity Reserve, Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve, Siebenthaler Fen, Hunter’s Pointe, and Dave Nolin Wetland Reserve.

Select Your Dates

After completing the signup form, Beth Edsall, Outreach Director, will contact the point of contact.

Recruit Your Volunteers

Whether you have the same people both days or different people each day is up to you and the availability of your staff or group members. We request between 4 and 20 volunteers each day.

The Week Prior

Weather and other factors can make it difficult to predict the details of your event. Your point of contact will receive exact meeting location, work details, and the contact information of your crew leader the week leading up to the volunteer weekend. We may request that volunteers bring their own tools such as work gloves, pruners, or loppers, but if he/she does not have them, we have tools to borrow.

Please send your final head count to Beth Edsall at on the Thursday prior to your volunteer weekend.

Each person is required to sign our yearly liability waiver. Volunteers may fill it out electronically or bring a paper copy. The crew leader will have extras on hand. All minors must have a form completed by a responsible adult.

If the crew leader needs to cancel due to weather, he/she will notify the point of contact. The point of contact will notify the volunteers.


If you prefer weekday volunteer events, please contact Beth Edsall at to schedule directly.