The Elmhurst Park District’s volunteer program is part of a long tradition of community involvement that assists our organization in achieving our recreational goals. It is the selfless dedication of volunteers to the success of our events, programs and promotions that allows the Elmhurst Park District to offer the best in Lifetime Enjoyment to the community. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks each year and span all age groups. Some volunteer on a regular basis for long-term projects, while others assist with short-term activities or special events. All volunteers are invaluable!
If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out the Volunteer Application form. This will better assist us in finding you a rewarding volunteer position.
For more information about our volunteer program, please view the volunteer manual at the bottom of the page or contact the volunteer coordinator at (630) 993-8924.
Volunteer Information Center
Click here to log into our online Volunteer Information Center. From here you can view your hours and receive messages from the volunteer coordinator. Please note: Login access will not be granted until your application has been processed.
Abbey Leisure Center Parties
The Abbey hosts monthly luncheons for its senior members and volunteers assist with serving food to the guests. Upcoming dates:
- Friday, April 28
- Friday, May 26
- Friday, June 23
- Friday, July 28
Elmhurst Great Western Prairie Work Days
Help maintain Elmhurst's stretch of 10,000-year-old prairie. Volunteers meet at the Great Western Prairie (intersection of Berkley Avenue and Prairie Path, just west of Spring Road) at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings once a month. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. Visit our Great Western Prairie page and the Illinois Prairie Path website to learn more about the trail and their events page to learn about other volunteer opportunities along the trail. For further information regarding the Elmhurst Great Western Prairie, please call the Elmhurst Park District’s Chief Horticulturist at (630) 993-8909. Upcoming dates for 2017:
- April 15
- May 20
- June 17
- June 24
- July 15
- August 19
- September 16
- October 21
- November 18
Volunteers help with many events during the year. Upcoming events and dates:
- Egg Hunt and Doggie EGGstravaganza at Wilder Park - Saturday, April 15, 10-11 a.m.
- Courts Plus Health Fair - Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
- Art in Wilder Park - Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Eldridge Adventure Day - Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Movies in the Park - Friday, June 16, 7:30-10 p.m.
- Movies in the Park - Friday, July 14, 7:30-10 p.m.
- Kite Fest - Saturday, August 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Movies in the Park - Friday, August 11, 7:30-10 p.m.
- Park Palooza - Saturday, August 19, 5-10 p.m.