At the Chicago Park District there are volunteer opportunities for every interest and level of time-commitment from one-day options such as corporate or group projects, environmental stewardship days, and special event support to longer-term options such as coaching and sports instruction, conservatory support, tutoring/mentoring at after school programs and camps, community gardening, nature area monitoring and stewardship, and docent programs.
Explore the links below for detailed information on our various volunteer opportunities. For questions please call (312) 742-4764. We thank you again for your interest in becoming a Chicago Park District Volunteer.
The Chicago Park District offers many opportunities for individuals, groups, long-term, Corporate/Group, and Service Days.
Your service may include planting gardens, mulching trees, and other various park improvements. These events not only contribute to making Chicago’s Parks the beautiful destinations that they are, but also serve as opportunities for team building. Long term volunteering indicates your willingness to support a local park on a regular basis. The information you provide will assist us in determining your interests and skills and will be utilized in determining the assignment that best suits you.
To ensure the safety and protection of children and other park patrons utilizing our parks and programs, all volunteer applicants are required to successfully complete a background check prior to becoming a volunteer. Once your application is received by the Volunteer Coordinator, a Fingerprint Authorization Form will be forwarded to you.
All other applicants and for more information please email: Stewardship@ChicagoParkDistrict.com
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