Volunteer Opportunities

Enhance your life while helping others at the Grayslake Park District! Anyone 12 years and older is encouraged to get involved by volunteering for programs or special events. Volunteers are essential to the success of our programs. Patty Anderson is the Park District Volunteer Coordinator and can be reached at (847) 223-7529 or panderson@glpd.com.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Teen Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP)

Attention junior high and high school students (ages 12-15 years)! Become a VIP through our Volunteer Incentive Program and earn rewards (like movie passes or gift cards) based on the number of hours you volunteer. Opportunities include helping at special events, coaching your favorite sport and much more. 

Gain valuable work experience and get a foot in the door if you’re interested in working at Summer Camp or in another role at the Park District.

The more you volunteer, the more cool rewards you earn!
10-29 hours: 1 movie pass
30-39 hours: $25 mall or restaurant gift card
40-49 hours: 4 movie passes
50 hours & up: 1 free program (up to a $75 value)

Interested in becoming a VIP? Please complete the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) Application or contact Patty Anderson at (847) 223-7529 or panderson@glpd.com.

Athletic Coaches

Be a role model for the youth in our community by volunteering to coach a team for the Grayslake Park District. Experience in the sport is not necessary. We will provide sport specific training to set you and your team up for success. Coaches must be 16 years or older to be an Assistant Coach and 18 or older to be a Head Coach.

Throughout the year, we look for volunteer coaches for several youth sports leagues.

Volleyball A co-ed league for grades 3rd-8th with leagues in spring and fall. Sign up prior to mid-March to volunteer for the Spring season; sign up prior to mid-August to coach in the fall. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

Girls Recreational Softball A spring/summer program for ages 7-15 years. Sign up by end of April. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

T-ball – A spring/summer league for girls and boys, ages 4-7 years. Sign up by end of April. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

Flag Football – A fall league for girls and boys ages 5-10 years. Sign up by early August. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

Feeder Basketball A winter program for girls and boys, grades 5th-8th. This is a more competitive basketball program. Fill out application by early September. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

In-House Basketball – A winter program for girls and boys in grades 2nd-8th. Sign up to coach by end of October. Contact Tracy Putkonen (tputkonen@glpd.com).