Group of park volunteers

Volunteer in the Parks!

Group of park volunteers

Volunteer in the Parks!

Group of park volunteers

Volunteer in the Parks!

Pitch in and help out in the parks!

We are excited that you are interested in helping us enhance the quality of life in Chicago by providing safe, inviting, and beautifully maintained parks, world-class facilities, and numerous, accessible recreation and leisure opportunities. We need all hands on deck as we strive to continually improve and expand our park system, and have some fun while doing it!

 

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.  

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

To schedule a group service project event, fill out the Group/Corporate Volunteer Application and email it to: Stewardship@ChicagoParkDistrict.com

All other applicants and for more information please email: Stewardship@ChicagoParkDistrict.com

Other Volunteer Opportunities