Volunteering at the Park District

We know that volunteers are important to the success of any organization including the Park Ridge Park District. That’s why we believe offering opportunities to serve the community is both beneficial to the Park District and the individuals who want to give their time and talent to make a difference.

If you are interested in volunteering at Wildwood Nature Center or just want to pitch in and help our athletics program as a coach, contact us via comment [at] prparks [dot] org (email) or call 847-692-5127 to find out how your can help.

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Become a Park Ridge Friend of the Parks

The mission of the Park Ridge Friends of the Parks is to build broad-based private and public partnerships to support the conservation and enhancement of Park Ridge parks and greenspaces, as well as attract local sponsors for programs and facilities. If you are interested in finding out more, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities - We Need You!

Volunteer Coaches

The Park Ridge Park District’s Youth Basketball program has grown every year of its existence and currently serves almost 1000 participants and has over 100 teams for children from second grade through High School. This popular program would not be possible without the volunteer coaches that donate their time to teaching and mentoring the youth of Park Ridge. If you are interested in becoming a coach please contact Jim Dihu via jdihu [at] prparks [dot] org (email) or at 847-692-3316 for more information.

Youth Basketball - Letter to the Coaches

Youth Basketball - Coach Application Form

Youth Basketball - Criminal Background Check Release Form

Wildwood Nature Center Volunteers

Wildwood Nature Center is always looking for passionate volunteers that are willing to assist with the implementation of nature and environmental programs, birthday parties and events. If you like animals and  are interested in working closely with our naturalists, please contact Jenny Clauson via jclauson [at] prparks [dot] org (email) or at 847-692-3570 for more information. 

Advisory Councils

Our Advisory Council members are board approved volunteers that work to develop communication and goodwill between residents and the staff of the park district. Periodically the Park Ridge Park District has vacancies on our Advisory Councils and we solicit volunteer members to become part of these important groups. If you are interested in learning more or being considered for appointment please contact Maryanne Lucarz via mlucarz [at] prparks [dot] org (email) or at 847-692-3482.


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