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Volunteer Opportunities


What Are the Volunteer Positions Available?

We have a wide array of volunteer positions within the Peoria Park District, including ongoing Regular Volunteer opportunities, Special Event opportunities, Volunteer Coaches opportunities, as well as opportunities to Volunteer at the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum.

General Volunteer Application

*This application is a questionnaire that allows us to place you on an assignment that best suits your skill level and interest. We will also arrange for a brief meeting/interview before placement. Once these steps are complete, you may begin!




Regular Volunteers are those who wish to serve in the same capacity on a regular basis. This might include supervising a weekly after-school program, weeding and pruning at Luthy Botanical Garden, or any number of regular opportunities.

The time commitment depends on your schedule and the needs of each facility. As they serve the community with us, PPD volunteers team with staff to offer time, expertise and energy. We couldn’t do all that we do without them! We invite you to join them and make a difference in your community. There is a recurrent need for volunteers throughout the Park District.

You can CLICK HERE for Regular Volunteer Opportunities and apply online!


If your available time to volunteer is limited, you may want to consider being a Special Event Volunteer. You’ll find that volunteering is your ticket into the event and sometimes includes a hidden bonus or two!

Perhaps you might enjoy volunteering with a group of friends or your family. Once you’ve experienced the fun and excitement of volunteering for a Park District special event, you will understand why volunteers return year after year. We also welcome calls from philanthropy chairs to schedule their members to volunteer for special projects or existing events.

There are numerous special events each year from which to choose!

 CLICK HERE for upcoming events, and sign up online!

If you see an event you’d like to help out with, you can also call us at 681-2827 or email us at [email protected] with your contact information and the dates/time(s) you are available.

General Information on volunteer sign up

If you wish to serve in the same capacity on a regular basis or for special events, we’ll need some information from you.

Online: Click here to see regular volunteer opportunities.

  • Once you’ve found a position that interests you, you’ll need to create a “New Volunteer Sign Up” (if you’ve never logged in before) and complete an application.
  • We do accept court-ordered community service volunteers upon approval.
  • NOTE: In order to volunteer for the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum you must visit:  http://www.peoriaplayhouse.org/get-involved/
  • If you don’t wish to work online, you may also download a Volunteer Application* and send it to us via:
    • Email
      [email protected]
    • Mail or Drop off at:
      • Bonnie Noble Center
        Volunteer Coordinator
        Peoria Park District
        1125 W. Lake Avenue
        Peoria, IL 61614
    • Fax 309-686-3352


Contact our Volunteer Department

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