• Great Western Prairie volunteers removing invasive plant
  • Volunteers
  • volunteers planting a garden

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 enrich lives while having fun. 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!

View the Volunteer Manual for more information. For questions, contact the Volunteer Coordinator or call (630) 993-8182.

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Events

Volunteers help with many community events during the year, such as Family Fall Fest and Touch a Truck. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to learn about upcoming opportunities.

View 2024 Events and Sign-Up to Volunteer

Senior Luncheons

Volunteers are needed to assist at monthly afternoon luncheons for seniors at Mary E. Kies Recreation Center. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to learn about upcoming opportunities.

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) 9 am-Noon on the third Saturday of the month. Wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. 

Prairie Volunteer Info

2024 Prairie Work Days

  • February 17
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
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