West Cook Wild Ones

Volunteer to Help Out at Our Native Plant Sale on May 31 & June 1, 2019

It's time for our annual plant sale!  It's a big fundraiser for us (helps us pay for all of the great speakers we have; create educational materials; do community outreach; create special programs; help with a few public gardens).  

We do need some extra hands for it go well though.  It's a great educational opportunity as you get to see all the different plants, and you can learn to identify them through handling them.  Meet lots of wonderful people too!  

There is no need to list your full name--you can use your first name.  Alternatively, you can e-mail westcook(at)outlook.com and let us know where/how you'd like to volunteer.  

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Contribute to community
  • Help the environment and the animals that share our yards
  • Connect with like-minded people
  • Free pint-sized plant (!!)
  • Five other great reasons to volunteer: makes you feel productive, develop new skills, develop a healthier body, build experience, makes you happier.  
Location: Parking Lot across from Euclid Methodist Church, 405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Created by:   Stephanie Walquist
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Available Slot
(Fri. 12:00pm - 3:00pm)

Unload truck, pre-sort plants (20)

We hope to use personal smartphones/tablets to look up orders for plant sorting. We will show you this easy method which will save us a ream of paper! Please add in the comments if you willing to use your personal device. Thank you.

11 of 20 slots filled
Maggie Testore
Happy to use my phone.
Christiane Broihier (2)
with Jonny Hugh, yes, we can use our phones
Jim Peterson
Yes willing to use my phone
Donna Czarnecki
have android phone but prefer paper
Linda Flack
Willing to use my phone
laura derks
Mary Peranteau
will stay till done
Sally Freeman
OK to use my phone. Arrive @ 12:30
Byron Lanning
Will stay till the end
Lissa Dysart
Can be there at 12:45. I have a cellphone I can use.

Monarch Kit and Shade Kit Assembly: We need some help with putting the kits together. (15)

We have over 200 kits to put together but many hands make light work! Kids ages 8 and up are welcome to help!!

14 of 15 slots filled
Cynthia Colvin
Joyce Carlson
Barbara Rose
Stephen Gustafson
Krista Grimm
Shelley Cameron
Eranthie Yeshwant
Terri Palluzzi
Mary Peranteau
Grace Derks
Grace derks
Kathy Creely
Diana Clem
Frances Figg
(Sat. 8:00am - 5:00pm)

8-10 am: Plant Sale Set-up (help set-up plants, etc) (4)

All slots filled
Claire Dolinar
MarySusan Chen
Cheryl Tan
Mary Peranteau

9-11 am: Plant sale set-up and customer assistance-help customer locate plants and load plants into car (10)

9 of 10 slots filled
Heather Zomchek
Samantha Behensky
Monica Halloran
Simone McNeil
Linda Flack
Debbie Becker
Charlie Ruedebusch
Laura Berlin
Amy Rynell

10 am-12 pm: Customer Assistance-Help purchasers with their plants and/or help them with plants to their cars (10)

5 of 10 slots filled
Claire Dolinar
Martha Chiplis
Jodi Wine
Lisa Files
Karl Lauger

10am-12pm Wildlife Corridor Person--Ask people if they would like to put their new additions on our Wildlife Corridor map. Mark Yes or No on their order sheet (2)


12 pm-2 pm: Customer Assistance: Help purchasers with their plants (10)

5 of 10 slots filled
Barbara Mays
Customer help 12-2
Claire Dolinar
Kathy Creely
Judy Dooley
Olivia Berlin

12-2 Wildlife Corridor Person--Ask people if they would like to put their new additions on our Wildlife Corridor map. Mark Yes or No on their order sheet (2)


2-4 pm: Plant Sale Clean-up: Break down site, tents, tables, chairs, sweep any soil, load any leftover plants into caretaker's car. (7)

5 of 7 slots filled
Katharine Katinas
Claire Dolinar
Stephen Gustafson
Dorid Simmons
Jean Dubach
2-4 pm

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