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About the Volunteer Program

Why Volunteer With the Peoria Park District?

We’re proud to be an award-winning park district, and our volunteers reflect that dedication. Volunteer with us and be part of the best!

  • The Peoria Park District is a well-known organization with an outstanding reputation for serving area residents.
  • Gain valuable experience.
  • Choose from options that include sports, environmental clean-ups, special events, special recreation, youth theatre, animal education, and more.
  • Be honored with Volunteer of the Year award and also volunteer recognition events.
  • Learn more about volunteering through our bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Meet new people and have FUN!

WHAT CAN VOLUNTEERS DO?

The Peoria Park District is diverse and offers a variety of opportunities at numerous facilities, events, and programs.

Ways our volunteers can contribute their time:

  • Help at Children’s Theatre movies, concerts, and performances as ticket takers, ushers, and crowd control.
  • Lend a hand at major community events.
  • Run crafts and games at holiday events such as Howl-Zoo-Ween, March Madness, and Critter Christmas.
  • Assist with senior programs at our community centers.
  • Coach youth sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, and more.
  • Help build costumes and sets with our youth theatre program.
  • Work with animals at the Peoria Zoo. Help organize and manage fitness events like the Turkey Trot.
  • And much, much more!

Looking for something to do outside of the house? We have fun-filled opportunities for teens that will keep you coming back for more! Note: some teen volunteer opportunities are based on experience.

Volunteering as a middle school or high school student allows you to:

  • Gain valuable experience for colleges and careers (looks great on a resume).
  • Work with your friends to help others.
  • Meet community organizations.
  • Enjoy a flexible time commitment.
  • Meet new people and have FUN!

Volunteer as a Family:

Do busy schedules keep you from spending quality time together as a family? We are here to help!

Benefit from volunteering with us as a family:

  • Instill community service values in your children.
  • Interact and grow together while helping others.
  • Choose from different activities for families of different types and sizes.
  • Meet great people along the way, and develop long-lasting family relationships.

Volunteer as an Organization:

The Peoria Park District is looking for local business partners to join us in creating a better community. Help us make Peoria an even better place to live!

Volunteering as a business or a student organization is rewarding in many ways:

  • Increases employee morale.
  • Allows different department to interact outside of work.
  • Builds a connection with the community.
  • Markets your company and organization.
  • Provides sponsorship opportunities.
  • Portrays a positive business image to the community.
  • Allows interaction with the other registered student organizations.

*Note: We do accept court-ordered community service volunteers upon approval.


Contact our Volunteer Department


Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or 309-681-2827