Group Volunteer Service Days
Eden Place is a great place to plan a group volunteer service day for your work organization, faith congregation, youth group, school, or family! If you are interested in scheduling a volunteer service day for your group, fill out the following form to submit a request or download a Volunteer Day Request Form here
. Read below for our policies regarding group volunteer service days.
Volunteer Day Request Form
Group Service Day Policies
Parking and Bus Drop Off
The group should enter Eden Place through the main gate at 43 Place and Shields, 3 blocks west of the Dan Ryan Expressway, one block south of 43 Street, and across the street from Hendricks Academy School. Buses and large passenger vans may pull down 43 Place to drop off the group. There is also ample street parking for cars at this intersection.
Volunteers are never allowed to operate power tools or other dangerous equipment. Youth should be supervised by adult chaperones in the group at all times. Any physical limitations of any members of the volunteer group should be listed in the section above and/or described to the volunteer coordinator upon arrival at Eden Place.
All members of your group should arrive wearing clothes appropriate for working outdoors in current weather conditions. Closed-toed shoesshould be worn at all times. Long pants, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also recommended.
Water and Refreshments
Eden Place does not provide filtereddrinking water to visiting groups. Water from the hose is available to fill up water bottles if desired, or the group should arrive with plenty of drinking water for the volunteer service day. Food and refreshments may be available for purchase at Du Sable Trading Post, the on-site store, but you should consult with the volunteer coordinator to determine if the store will be open during your group’s visit.
Group Gathering Space
Picnic tables, benches, and grass space are available to groups on a first-come, first-served basis. When your group has finished your volunteer service time, you are welcome to stay at Eden Place and enjoy the grounds for the remainder of our open hours.
Rescheduling or Cancellation
We kindly request that if you need to reschedule or cancel your visit, you will do so as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours before the scheduled visit.