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!

As you enter the volunteer program, we hope you are looking forward to the opportunity to learn and contribute your efforts to enhance recreational opportunities within our community. You will soon discover that the most meaningful reward in volunteering is a sense of association and accomplishment.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Recognition

Many of our volunteers have been recognized as a Best of Hoffman by our Park Board of Commissioners, an award given at monthly meetings. A Volunteer of the Year is chosen from all of the Best of Hoffman candidates.

All volunteers are invited to attend Volunteer Appreciation Night at Seascape, one evening in August. The event is free, and all who are invited may bring their families, too. Our Park Board of Commissioners cook up a barbecue dinner that is served poolside. Coming in the Spring of 2017, volunteers will be invited to attend a Windy City Bulls basketball game at the Sears Centre. (Details to come.)

Volunteering in the Parks

Our Adopt-a-Park Program is a great way to play an active role in beautifying your local parks. As an adopting family or organization, you can choose to handle select park maintenance activities, including: weeding/raking playgrounds, painting park structures, trash pick up, graffiti clean up, shoreline rock retrieval, planting native wildflowers in naturalized areas, visual policing and more! Find out more.

Volunteer Gardeners Wanted!

We are seeking gardeners to assist in planting and maintaining the events area at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club.  Join us in planting beautiful flowers throughout the season for all to enjoy.  INTERESTED?  Contact Brian Bechtold at 847-781-3679 for more information.

Coaching Opportunities

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, soccer, volleyball, hockey and figure skating. Anyone interested in coaching, receives specialized training.  

Soccer and Baseball Coaches wanted!  Season starts end of March/beginning April to June.  2 1/2 hours during the week (you pick your practice day) and 2+ hours for the games.

Scorekeepers for 1-2 grade basketballs games Saturdays from 8:30 am to 2 pm.

Contact Kyle Thomas, Athletic Manager at kthomas@heparks.org or 847-285-5429.

50+ Center Volunteer

Looking for volunteer with interior design experience to organize 50+ Active Adult Activities Center in more efficient manner.  
Contact Rica Cuff, 50+ Program Manager at rcuff@heparks.org or 847-885-7500 ext 626.

Prairie StoneTM Sports & Wellness Center   

is seeking a volunteer to provide care for all facility plants at the club, which includes watering, pinching and  pruning of stems and leaves of plants when needed (when dead or diseased), dusting and spraying of plants, and requesting any needed supplies to keep the plants healthy.  Days and hours of work are flexible and are estimated to require approximately 2 hours of work per week during  posted standard operating facility hours (Monday through Thursday 5 am – 11 pm, Friday 5am – 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 6am-9pm).

Please Contact Cathy Burnham at cburnham@heparks.org or 847-285-5407.

Special Events Volunteering 

  • Egg Hunts April 15 at 8:15 am, 9:30 am and 10:45 am at different locations in the district

Make a single day commitment at one of of our events. To inquire about our special events opportunities, contact Jody Dodson,  jdodson@heparks.org or 847-285-5432.

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 pkusmierski@heparks.org.