Why Volunteer?

When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a true difference in the community and lives of others, while fulfilling your own. Here at Wildwood Park District, our mission is to enhance the lives of our residents through excellent recreational programming, services and facilities, while conserving natural resources and improving the parks and lakes. Your volunteer work is essential to our organization and helping fulfill our vision, and we value your time and commitment, and know the community values it as well.

Benefits of Volunteering

Whether you’re the type of person who’s seeking more social interaction, community service hours, or just looking to get involved and give back, volunteering has many career, educational, personal, and social benefits, including:

  • Provides you with a sense of purpose
  • Provides a sense of community
  • Meet neighbors and make new friends
  • Increases social skills
  • Improves self esteem
  • Teaches you valuable skills
  • Provides job experience
  • Brings fun into your life
  • Helps you be happier
  • Gets you out of your comfort zone

Volunteer Opportunities

Wildwood Park District offers many types of volunteer opportunities to meet the interests and needs of everyone, ages 14+. Volunteers assist full-time staff, part-time staff, and other volunteers in the implementation and execution of:

  • Special Events
  • Park District Programs
  • Lake, Neighborhood, and Park Cleanup and Maintenance
  • Clerical Services

Open Volunteer Positions

Please check back for future open volunteer positions.

Apply to Volunteer

To apply to volunteer, please fill out and submit a Volunteer Application to info@wildwoodparkdistrict.com, drop off at the Park District office (33325 N. Sears Blvd., Wildwood, IL 60030), or fax to 847.223.2820. Please make sure to download and read the Wildwood Park District Volunteer Manual.

Download 2023 Volunteer Manual

Download 2023 Volunteer Application


Please email info@wildwoodparkdistrict.com or call our office at 847.223.7275.