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Volunteer Opportunities

VolunteerDo you enjoy volunteering? Throughout the year, the City of Geneva will offer various opportunities to lend a helping hand in sprucing up our community.

These projects are great chances for Scout groups and individuals to give back to their hometown. If one of the volunteer opportunities fits your schedule, please contact the designated City staff member.
          

Project

Description

City Hall Gardens

Stephanie Dawkins
City Administrator
630-232-7494
The gardens outside Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St., have grown in size and scope since first being planted. We are seeking individuals or a group to adopt this garden - pulling weeds and other non-native plant species periodically from spring to fall - to keep them looking great.
Third Street Pedestrian Mall

Stephanie Dawkins
City Administrator
630-232-7494
Garden plantings were put in the pedestrian mall walkway that links the Campbell Street parking lot to downtown Third Street (near the Geneva History Museum and community fireplace). Again, we are seeking dedicated volunteers to adopt this garden to pull weeds and other non-native plant species.
Brentwood Pond

Rich Babica
Public Works
630-232-1501
General debris clean up, including: removal of invasive weeds, garbage and dead trees, removal of tree branches & similar material from ground adjacent to pond. Area generally defined railroad to north, Samantha Circle to east, Lewis Road to south and Peck Road to west.
Prairie Green Recreation Area

Rich Babica
Public Works
630-232-1501
Creation and installation of informational signage, benches, bike racks;
General maintenance of gravel path, refuse/debris clean up in this passive recreation area.
Cemetery Cleanup

Rich Babica
Public Works
630-232-1501
General site clean-up, removal of debris/weeds, landscape maintenance
Storm Sewer Stenciling

Rich Babica
Public Works
630-232-1501
Application of messages such as “Dump no waste, drains to river” on City storm sewer inlets/catch basins.
Open Space & Storm Channel Cleanup

Rich Babica
Public Works
630-232-1501
Clearing of debris/limbs/branches from various City-owned open space to enhance storm water drainage. Spaces include:  1) Area bordered by Creekside Drive to Fourth Street and from South Street to commuter parking lot; and 2) Area bordered by Cheever to the railroad right-of-way and between 401 to 127 Cheever Ave.
North Seventh Street Bike Trail

Rich Babica
Public Works
630-232-1501
Removal of tree debris, trimming of encroaching brush/trees, creation/installation of trail signage, debris removal from drainage swales adjacent to trail and general maintenance of gravel path. Area defined as path beginning at Edison and Stevens streets and then continuing on a northeasterly track into St. Charles.
Butterfly Garden near City Hall

Stephanie Dawkins
City Administrator
630-232-7494
Several years ago, a Girl Scout troop planted a butterfly garden around the three flag poles at Geneva City Hall. The troop is now asking if other individuals or organization would like to carry on the mission of maintaining this planting area. Design plans available at City Hall to review.
Graffiti Mitigation

Stephanie Dawkins
City Administrator
630-232-7494
Periodically there is graffiti throughout the City that needs to be removed. We are seeking individuals who would be interested on being part of a team that is called out to paint over the graffiti. All required supplies will be provided by the City.
Geneva Cultural Arts Commission

Jamie Heflin
GCAC Liaison
630-938-4555 
The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission relies on volunteers who have a passion for and interest in promoting the arts. Volunteer opportunities are available for various events including the Geneva Film Festival, the Steeple Walk, Shakespeare in the Park, RiverPark Concert Series, the annual Eat Your Art Out fundraiser and more.  
Gazebo Staining
 
Stephanie Dawkins
City Administrator
630-232-7494
The gazebo located outside City Hall along First Street (Route 31) is in need of staining both inside and outside the structure. The City would provide all the required supplies.