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Volunteer with Us!

Volunteers are important. They are vital to the success of many of our programs and events. Without your help, it would be difficult to meet the needs of the community. Our volunteers donate their time and talents maintaining our natural areas, coaching youth sports, keeping runners on course, and making events like Boo Bash even more special for their family, friends, and neighbors.

Who Can Volunteer?

Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older, though the age may be higher for some opportunities. Youth younger than age 14 may volunteer with a caregiver or legal guardian. All prospective volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application. Some positions also a background check. The program supervisor will provide the application and extra details.

Get Started on Giving Back!

Adopt-A-Park & Restoration Workdays

Help beautify Glen Ellyn! Through our Adopt-A-Park and Restoration Workday programs, residents and businesses can assist in the care and maintenance of parks and natural areas. 

Special Events

Make a single day commitment at one of our family-oriented events! We welcome and appreciate volunteer involvement with our special events such as Boo Bash. Please complete our Contact Form for more information about upcoming opportunities.

Coaching Youth Sports

A coach can have a monumental impact on a child just learning to play organized sports. We have a variety of different sports in need of volunteer coaches including basketball, baseball, softball, and soccer. Learn more by emailing Clint Babicz at

Eagle Scout and Gold Award

Have an Eagle Scout or Gold Award project in mind? Contact Nathan Troia at to discuss your ideas for the Glen Ellyn Park District. Please be prepared with your initial idea, time frame, and interests to discuss.