Lend a helping hand

Join the team of volunteers who contribute their time, energy and enthusiasm to the Hoffman Estates Park District. With an abundance of programs and events, and acres of gardens and park land, the Hoffman Estates Park District is a great place to lend your time or talent. Whether you want to assist with a special event, coach a sports team, beautify a park or work with children, we invite you to become a valuable member of our team!

Complete the Volunteer Application!

Adopt-A-Park Program

This program is a great way for families, individuals, civic groups, businesses and organizations to play an active role in beautifying their parks. You can plant, water, weed, cultivate or participate in special projects at our various park sites. Find out more.

Vogelei CARES

It takes many dedicated people to maintain and operate a project like the Vogelei CARES (Collection of Active Resources for Education & Stewardship) concept, and the efforts of our many volunteers can be seen everywhere in our garden display as well as the programs run for the enjoyment and learning experience of our guests.


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, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, hockey and swimming. Anyone interested in coaching, receives specialized training.

Friends of HE Parks Foundation

Our Foundation is often looking for volunteers to help with annual fundraising events, from helping out at the annual Uncorked & Untapped Wine and Beer Tasting or Girls' Night Out to finding participants for the annual Celebri-Tee Golf Outing.

As a volunteer, you will enjoy the rewards of giving back and contributing to your community. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, contact Peg Kusmierski at 847-310-3617 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday, December 15 - 3-4:30 PM at Triphahn Ice Arena - Helpers are needed to pass our ice skates at the rental counter for our Skate with Santa event. Complete the Volunteer Application and contact Jennifer Dooley at 847-781-3642. 

Sunday, Decenber 15 anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM
We need help to take tickets at the door and help keep our dancers busy with crafts behind stage at the Winter Dance Recital at the high school. Complete the Volunteer Application and contact Jody Dodson at 847-285-5432.

Photographer Needed

HOURS: Approx. 90 minutes - 2 hours per week on average
DEPARTMENT: Communications & Marketing
LOCATION: Office/Various Park Locations
REPORTS TO: Theresa Kiel, Graphic Designer

The C&M Photographer will assist in the following responsibilities:
• Photographing various Park District events, Foundation events, programs and other affiliated events and venues on an ongoing basis.
• Editing photos for publications, web, presentations, and other special requests using Adobe Photoshop.
• Uploading photos and videos to the photo libraries.
• Organizing and maintaining photo and libraries.
Individual should have an interest and flair for photography.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit, stand, walk and kneel. Must be able to speak with park visitors, if needed. Must be able to handle exposure to outdoor and indoor elements.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Digital SLR Camera/Computer/Telephone. Must have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license, mileage will be reimbursed.

COMPENSATION: This is an independent contractor/barter arrangement. Barter to be determined based on the individual’s interest and needs.

To inquire, contact Theresa Kiel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-885-7500.