Thorn Creek Woods needs your help.

Make a Financial Donation

Friends of Thorn Creek Woods is an Illinois 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve Management Commission is a government entity.

Donate Needed Items

Basic Needs List (we always need these)

  • Open Hours Volunteers
  • Batteries – C and D
  • 6-inch by 9-inch mailing envelopes
  • Birdseed (mix or black sunflower seed—no corn)
  • Suet cakes
  • Picture Hanging Strips—Command brand, medium size, need lots!
  • Stamps you saved for Audubon
  • Address labels (ink jet or laser): 1-inch by 2-5/8-inches
  • Cases of bottled water
  • Plastic boxes with lids—shoe box size & medium size   
  • Large plastic boxes about 18-inches by 36-inches
  • Binoculars
  • Hand clippers, loppers, and hoes

Call us at (708) 747-6320, email us, or visit the Nature Center for the current needs list.

Become a Volunteer

  • Helpers for Nature Center Open Hours on Friday & Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Closed Saturday. It is vital to have volunteers to greet visitors and to do many housekeeping and office tasks – all to keep the nature center operating.
  • Trail Watchers are our eyes & ears on the trails.  Use the blue Trail Watchers forms or email nature center with concerns.
  • Trail & boardwalk building projects on our Workdays and for groups like the Boy Scouts.
  • Volunteers to bake or make soup for our events.
  • Assist at programs and help lead nature hikes.
  • Help with our fundraising!

Call (708) 747-6320 or email us to volunteer.