Enhance your life while helping others by volunteering at the Grayslake Park District! Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, share your expertise, and have fun. Volunteers play an important role at the Grayslake Community Park District by helping at special events, early childhood programs, assisting with youth sports programs, and more.

Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) (12-15 years)

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. This program is designed to help young teens/pre-teens prepare for their first jobs. We ask that the students be responsible for communicating their availability, coordinating their schedules and keeping track of their commitments and hours.

Keep track of your volunteer hours to redeem rewards:
20-29 hours: 2 movie passes
30-39 hours: $25 mall or restaurant gift card
40-49 hours: 4 movie passes
50 hours+: 1 free GLPD program (up to a $75 value)

Community Service Hours (Middle School & High School)

This program is designed for students looking for opportunities to earn Community Service hours. Students are able to sign up for slots that work with their schedules. Students are encouraged to keep track of their volunteer hours and the Volunteer Coordinator will be able to confirm these hours as necessary.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Adults can volunteer, too! Adults can volunteer for similar programs as younger volunteers and also volunteer to coach youth sports. Volunteer coaches are needed for the following recreational sports leagues: volleyball (fall & spring seasons), basketball (winter), t-ball (summer) and girls’ softball (summer). Additionally, we need coaches for girls’ travel softball and boys’ and girls’ feeder basketball.

For more information, please contact Recreation Supervisor Brice Walsh at (847) 223-7529 or bwalsh@glpd.com.