Want to get your hands in the soil? Volunteers are asked to make a weekly commitment, from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. weekday mornings. All you need is a willing spirit! Training, and instruction provided. Docents lead tours through the Conservatory showrooms, sharing information about the various plant collections and ecosystems. Training and materials provided. Next training session begins on September 15. Toddler Exploration Time runs September through November and January through May on the third Friday of each month. Volunteers facilitate by reading a story, sharing a hands-on activity, and leading these young minds through one area of the showrooms. Exploration Station is a weekend drop-in program for visitors of any age! Interpreters introduce and share a different topic each month, September through May. The Exploration Station is open on Saturdays from 10:30am-12:30pm, and Sundays from 1:30-3:30pm. Training and materials provided. Next training session begins on September 13. Exploration Kits are delivered to Oak Park schools each spring. These kits enhance Kindergarten curriculum by introducing students toTraveling Seeds. Volunteers are needed to deliver and pick up these kits from area schools. To learn more about volunteering at the Oak Park Conservatory, contact Kathy McNamara, Volunteer and Program Coordinator for the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory, firstname.lastname@example.org or 725-2460.