Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers are vital to most of the programs we offer - staffing special events, coaching youth sports, serving lunch to our seniors, assisting with crafts and science projects, keeping our parks beautiful - these are some of the many ways volunteers help Gurnee Park District. And yes, they really do make a difference! Enhance your life while helping others. Persons ages 12 and older are encouraged to get involved by volunteering. Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise in order to make a difference.

Volunteering can help you:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Make a difference in someone's life
  • Encourage diversity
  • Make new friends
  • Gain new opportunities and challenges
  • Provide a sense of fun and adventure
  • Improve career opportunities and employability
  • Be part of a community
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Learn or develop skills

Questions?
For more information on volunteerism or fulfilling hours for church or school, contact Jamie Richards at 847-599-3755 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Special Events Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to serve in many capacities during special events. Volunteers can decorate, help with food preparation, assist with crafts and games or welcome people at the door. Currently, we are in need of volunteers for the following special events:

  • Fishing Derby, July 14th
  • Neighborhood Nights, various dates
  • Summer Lunch Program, every Tuesday and Thursday

Click here for more information on our current volunteer opportunities.

To volunteer for an event, contact Jamie Richards via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 847-599-3755

Gurnee Park District Volunteer Application

Volunteers under the age of 18 must download the Volunteer Application and return it with a parent signature.

Download a Volunteer Application.

Coaching

Volunteers are needed to serve in many capacities during special events. Volunteers can decorate, help with food preparation, assist with crafts and games or welcome people at the door.

Special Thanks to Our Volunteers

Thank you for your time, talents and passion for the community. We are so grateful for all you have done for the Park District!