Volunteer at the Beach

All beaches are part of the Chicago Park District system.

Chicago Park District Volunteering

See volunteer opportunities with the Chicago Park District.

Adopt a Beach

The Alliance's Adopt-a-Beach™ Program encourages participants to adopt a beach year-round, or for just one day in September. Learn more on the Alliance website

Great Lake Action Days (GLADs)

The Shedd Aquarium's Great Lakes Actions Days encourages volunteers to help clean beaches, restore natural dune habitats through planting native flora, removing invasive plants, and educate volunteers on the importance of preservation of the Great Lakes. See previous Great Lake Actions Days on the Shedd's website