In order to volunteer for the Champaign Park District, one must complete a General Volunteer Application before signing up to volunteer.
Fall 2021 Volunteer Opportunities
Sat, 10/23 – 9a-5p, Hessel Park
20 volunteers – Help set up, assist with crafts, direct participants, and clean up at the end. 2-3 hour shifts available.
Sat, 10/23 – 9:30-12p, Hessel Park
5 volunteers – Help set up, direct runners, assist at the finish line, and pack up. Shifts of varying length available.
HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE CAR PARADE & TRUNK OR TREAT
Wed, 10/27 – 1-10p (2 hour+ shifts available), Market Place Mall
50 volunteers – Help set up parade route and trunk-or-treating, pass out candy, organize contests, and other duties.
NIGHTMARE ON GROVE STREET
Sat, 10/30 – 11-3p, Douglass Community Center
20-30 volunteers – Help run games and activities.
CUSR CUPCAKE 5K
Sun, 11/7 – 7-11a, Dodds Park
25 volunteers – Help set up and work water stations for this annual fundraiser for the CUSR Scholarship Fund.
PIZZA & PAJAMAS WITH SANTA
Sat, 12/11 – 11a-2p, Douglass Community Center
5 volunteers – Help run activities and games.
HOLIDAY IN WHOVILLE
Sun, 12/12 – 11a-5p, Virginia Theatre
10 volunteers – Help with activities, trolley rides, photos with Santa and the Grinch.
Questions: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or 217-819-3926
Champaign Park District Volunteering Overview
Sports Coaches – Are you passionate about sports? Be a volunteer coach and share your love of the game with kids in the community. In our youth sports programs, we believe that winning has less to do with the scoreboard and more to do with core values of Sportsmanship, Opportunity, Fun and Instruction.
Special Events – We have a variety of opportunities available at numerous events throughout the year. Help sell tickets at Taste of Champaign-Urbana, become Santa for one night to make children smile, stuff and scatter Easter eggs, and more.
Prairie Farm – Volunteers are needed May – August that love to work with animals and want to learn all about life down on the farm.
Virginia Theatre – Every performance utilizes several volunteers in the following areas: ticket-takers, users, concessions, crowd control, and merchandise. Be a part of the theatre experience!
CUSR – Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is looking for fun energetic people to help with everything from one-time special events to weekly Special Olympics sports practices to daily after school programs.
Cultural Arts – We have a variety of programs from pottery to belly dancing that can always use a helping hand. We also invite instructors to volunteer their time to teach art classes of their own.
Preschool – Our early childhood programs include our art-focused Art Smart Kids, our kindergarten readiness program, Busy Bees, and our relaxed activities program, Creative Playtime. We also need help in the summer months with our kids ages 3-6!
Summer Explorers/Afterschool programs – Our summer explorers and afterschool programs are looking for responsible leaders to help with daily activities. We host summer explorers at Douglass Community Center, Leonhard Recreation Center, and Springer Cultural Center. Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation also needs volunteers to help with their summer and afterschool programs.
50 Plus! – The 50 Plus! program is always looking to volunteers to help with games, activities, potlucks, and more at Hays Recreation Center and Douglass Annex.
If you are at least 13 years of age, enthusiastic, hardworking, and willing to learn, we can coordinate volunteer hours for you. This is a great opportunity to acquire new skills, gain valuable work experience, and complete high school volunteer hours.
Teen volunteers are only permitted to work a maximum of 25 hours per week.
A waiver must be printed, signed and mailed/dropped off:
Hays Recreation Center
1311 W. Church St., Champaign IL 61821
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-819-3926.