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 at volunteer [at] epd.org or call (630) 993-8924.

If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out the Volunteer Application form

Volunteer Information Center

Login to our Volunteer Information Center to view your hours and receive messages from the Volunteer Coordinator.  Please note: Login access will not be granted until your application has been processed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Abbey Leisure Center Parties

The Abbey hosts monthly luncheons for its senior members and volunteers assist with serving food to the guests.

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.

View more information on work days, including upcoming dates.

Special Events

Volunteers help with many special events during the year, including:

  • Egg Hunt in Wilder Park (Spring)
  • Doggie Eggstravaganza (Spring)
  • Eldridge Adventure Day (Summer)
  • Movies in the Park (Summer)
  • Bags, Brew & BBQ (Summer)
  • Park Palooza (Summer)
  • Touch A Truck (Fall)
  • Family Fall Fest (Fall)
  • Tree Lighting in Wilder Park (Winter)
  • Santa's Workshop (Winter)


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