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Care to share your passion for Lincoln Park?  The Lincoln Park Conservancy and the Chicago Park District are seeking individuals to participate in a docent program at the Lincoln Park Conservatory or Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. Volunteer docents foster a greater appreciation and understanding of these beautiful Lincoln Park sites by providing interpretative tours. Docents will have six weeks of training from area experts on horticulture, the art of interpretation, the history of Lincoln Park, and landscape design. Docents give free interpretive tours of the Lincoln Park Conservatory, a treasured Victorian glass house with collections of tropical plants, a show house, all surrounded by two historic gardens. Docents can volunteer on weekends and weekdays. Tours are available to the general public and organizations.  If you love nature, history or horticulture and want to learn more about Lincoln Park, this is the opportunity for you.

Training Begins:  February 29, 2020
Registration Deadline:  February 21, 2020




As a greeter/concierge you will warmly welcome visitors to the Conservatory, providing the first impression as local visitors and tourists from around the world enter the Conservatory. The Conservatory Greeter assists with questions, directions, and helps to connect guests with services as needed. He or she will collect information about where visitors come from and encourage them to make a contribution to support the conservatory if they are so inclined. Greeters sign up for shifts on Saturdays or Sundays. After training, we offer continuing education, field trips, and social activities.  We offer training twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

Training Begins:  March 21, 2020
Registration Deadline:  February 21, 2020


For more information, please contact Rebecca Conant, Lincoln Park Conservancy Programs Manager at (773) 883-7275, email