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Make a Difference with Us!

The Arlington Heights Park District thrives thanks to passionate volunteers like you. We have a variety of exciting opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved in our Recreation and Athletic Programs.

Find Your Perfect Fit!

Fill out our easy volunteer form, and we’ll connect you with a rewarding volunteer opportunity that matches your interests and skills.


Where Our Volunteers Make a Difference:

Environmental Volunteers


  • Learning opportunities/open events
  • Recycling efforts
  • Arbor Day
  • Planting pollinator gardens
  • Removing teasel plants

For more information, please visit Environmental and Conservation

Athletic Volunteers


  • Coaches and Assistant Coaches are need for Girls’ and Boys’ Fall & Spring house league soccer and the Fall & Winter Basketball programs. Soccer games are on weekends and occasional weeknights with a 1- 1/2 hour practice during the week. You get a COACH shirt and clinics are available. Basketball games are on the weekends with 1 hour practices during the week.
  • Special athletic events
  • The Arlington Aces Soccer Club is looking for qualified coaches for the travel program. If you are interested in being a travel coach, please visit Arlington Aces for an application. Deadline is mid-January for the following season. Contact Kevin Wollnik for more information.

Seniors woodshop volunteers

Senior Programs

  • General administrative tasks in our office at the Senior Center
  • Greeting patrons
  • Special events

Inflatables at picnic in the park

Special Events

  • Picnic in the Park
  • National Night Out

Programs & Partners

Some of our programs and partner organizations also have exciting volunteer opportunities.

Arlington Heights Historical Society and Museum

The Society has opportunities for volunteers to work as tour guides, collections assistants, office assistants, special event helpers and research library assistants. IN addition, volunteers serve as Board Committee Members on various Historical Society committees. For more information about these opportunities, visit

Frontier Days, Inc.

This is a non-profit organization whose membership is comprised of hundreds of volunteers. The goal is to plan, organize and implement the annual Fourth of July celebration that filled with activities intended to appeal to all age groups and to benefit the community. For more information contact Frontier Days, Inc.

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)

NWSRA seeks people who are willing to be called on to work various hours integrating individuals with special needs into Park District programs. NWSRA provides the necessary training and supervision of volunteers. For more information call NWSRA at 847-392-2848 or visit

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