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.

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 Coaches wanted!  Season starts August 14 and runs until mid/late October depending on rain outs.   11/2 hours during the week on Tuesdays and 1 1/2 hours for the games on Sunday.  Looking specifically for Kindergarten coach.  Please contact Kyle Goddard at 847-285-5518 or kgoddard@heparks.org

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 Mindi Schwartz, 50+ Program Manager at mischwartz@heparks.org or 847-885-7500 ext 626.

Prairie StoneTM Sports & Wellness Center   

Please Contact Cathy Burnham for possible volunteer opportunities at cburnham@heparks.org or 847-285-5407.

 Special Events Volunteering

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.

September 30th – Wildflower Seed Collecting at Charlemagne Park.  Contact Sandy Manisco at smanisco@heparks.org or 847 781-3672


Daddy Daughter Dance /February
Mother Son Date Night/ February
PS/ELC Family Fun Night / January or February
Egg Hunts March/April
Dance Recital /May + December
Party in the Park /August
50+ Open House /August
Doggie Carnival /September 16
Wild Flower Collection /September 30
Pumpkin Fest /October 14
Halloween Bash /October 28
Great Pumpkin Skate /October 29
PS Halloween Bash /October 30 – belayed certified
Winter Fest /December
STAR /August thru May
PS + ELC/ Year Round
Athletic Coaches/ Year Round

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.