Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties

Kankakee County
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815-933-8337
FAX: 815-933-8532
Email: uie-gkw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Grundy County
4004 N. Division
Morris, IL 60450
Phone: 815-942-2725
FAX: 815-942-9519
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Will County
100 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-727-9296
FAX: 815-727-9364
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Volunteering with University of Illinois Extension

At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are essential to the success of our programs. Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H and Master Gardener programs. Our Extension Council members are all volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities in our unit include:

  • 4-H and Youth Program: 4-H is a voluntary, informal education program for boys and girls ages 8 – 18.
  • 4-H Cloverbud Leader: Youth ages 5 – 7 years old are involved in the 4-H Cloverbud program. If you would like to start a new Cloverbud group and volunteer as a leader, please contact us for more information.
  • 4-H Fair Volunteers Needed: Volunteers work together every year to showcase the 4-H program at the county fairs.
  • 4-H Organizational Leader: Would you like to work with youth ages 8 – 18 years old? Start a 4-H Club. The 4-H Organizational Leader provides leadership to the young people who are members of the club, and serves as the primary contact for the club.
  • 4-H Project Volunteer: Do you have a talent that you would be willing to share and teach to youth? Then become a 4-H Project Volunteer!
  • Master Gardener: University of Illinois Extension trains and supports adults to volunteer as University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners. Call any of our offices to get on the list of interested applicants for our next class in 2012.

All volunteers working with youth are screened prior to undertaking assignments.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with University of Illinois Extension, please call one of our local offices:

  • Grundy County – (815) 942-2725
  • Kankakee County – (815) 933-8337
  • Will County – (815) 727-9296