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Get Involved!

We believe that community-driven efforts are essential for achieving equitable and sustainable solutions. We hope to include our community in each step of our programs, and volunteers are incredibly important for ensuring that we are producing positive social impacts.

If you like nature, sustainability, and community, Together for Nature offers many opportunities for you and your family to get involved. Please fill out the form at or email to let us know how you would like to assist Together for Nature programs and to stay updated with our current volunteer opportunities.


Since we are a grassroots organization, we welcome all forms of assistance. If you are interested in starting or guiding a project, we can work with you to make it happen. We look forward to hearing from you!  


Together for Nature is committed to increasing the justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of our organization in order to advance our social and environmental impacts. Because we operate in NE Illinois where there are a large population of underserved people, people of color, and Spanish-speaking families, we especially want to create opportunities for them to participate and lead in our initiatives.

TFN Board and Community Council Meeting
Date: Second Mondays

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us by Zoom

Together for Nature's Board and Community Council (Other volunteers) have  monthly meetings focused on reviewing and planning all aspects of our nonprofit. All participants in the organization are volunteers, and we welcome new members to the council that are committed to equitable sustainability and environmental justice.  The board and the community advisory council collaborate in a horizontal decision-making structure to plan and implement Together for Nature strategy, programming, outreach, and other activities. We are committed to community-driven change, so we welcome the feedback of all participants from the board and community advisory council regardless of age, education, or background. If you want to help plan and implement equitable sustainability change through these meetings, please Email us at, and we can work together to improve the reciprocal relationships between people and the environment.

Changemakers for Sustainability Volunteer/Educator

Sustainability education is important to understand our environmental and social conditions and to develop equitable and sustainable solutions. For that reason, we plan programming on sustainability and environmental topics that are culturally sensitive and for children of all ages and adults. We can facilitate a workshop for any organization, community group, or friend group. At the moment, we are working to develop and implement programming to educate underserved communities about sustainable living and how to advocate for equitable sustainability solutions. Together for Nature is excited about and committed to shaping community-driven sustainability programming that supports our communities and environments. If you are interested in helping out in any capacity, email us at

Mentorship For Sustainability Program Volunteer
The  Mentorship for Sustainability Program strives to involve youth in sustainability efforts and equip them with skills and knowledge that will help them in their academic and professional journeys, preparing them for a green future.  We are especially committed to reducing barriers for underserved youth to participate in nature activities and sustainability change.  Since our mentorship program has been led by dedicated volunteers over the past 3 years, we are continually looking for volunteers that want to help us run the program. We are also always looking for more mentors. Please email if you would like to help us shape and implement the program that has prepared 39+ youth to advance our sustainable future.

Community Outreach and Equity Volunteer
Together for Nature is committed to advancing equitable engagement, so we can expand the impacts of our programs to all communities.  We recognize that we have to dedicate more time to ensuring that everyone has access to our programs, and we are looking for volunteers that can help us do outreach regularly. There are regular outreach fairs in our communities during weekdays and weekends, so there are opportunities for anyone to help out. If you like what we do, or if you have benefited from our programs, we would appreciate your support. Help us advance the sustainable impacts of our organization by emailing to sign up.

Monthly Volunteer Orientation and Meet-Up
Date and Time: Every 4th Saturday, @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm
On Zoom
We will have a monthly volunteer orientation geared at connecting local  community members to our programs focused on improving our social and environmental impacts and increasing the equity of sustainability efforts. At the orientation, we will be reviewing our Volunteer Orientation Packet, going over required forms, discussing upcoming volunteer opportunities, and meeting other volunteers! We also want to get to know you more and learn about your interests, so we can connect you to a volunteer opportunity with Together for Nature that would be rewarding for you. Please email to sign up for an orientation.

Youth for Sustainability.

You are invited to our monthly Youth for Sustainability meetings hosted by our Mentorship for Sustainability program from 6:30 to 7:15 pm every fourth Monday of the month.  They will start after our Mentorship program has their monthly check-ins. Email to sign up for the meetings!

We will be inviting speakers and organizations from throughout the region and nation to discuss their work on sustainability, environmental justice, conservation, equity, and related topics. The sessions are open to any youth  and there will be time after the presentations for youth to meet each other and discuss their sustainability interests and visions for our communities.

Presentations will focus on any of the following topics and on teaching our participants about sustainability careers and changemaking:

  • Environmental justice

  • Sustainability

  • Nature-based solutions

  • Green infrastructure

  • Clean water

  • Green and equitable jobs

  • And other related topics!

If you are interested in presenting at these sessions, please email

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