BTN Big 10K – We are excited to be a charity partner for this year’s BTN Big 10K and 5K on July 15 at Soldier Field! We’ll be at this fun race, and we need your help! Join us to help support runners, then hang out for the post-race tailgate party!

Chicago Polar Plunge – The Chicago Polar Plunge is an iconic and “cool” fundraiser that impacts our thousands of superstar athletes, and is also one of the largest and most successful community events in the nation. With that being said, we are always needing eager volunteers like you to help make the event run smoothly and effectively!

Fundraising Events – We host many special events throughout the year and volunteers help us make them successful. These events are always fun and volunteering is a great way to get involved with our program and support our athletes.

Athletic Events – If you have a large group of volunteers from a company or organization interested in volunteering at sporting events, we will get you in touch with our contact at the Special Recreation Program – Chicago Park District who can share upcoming competitions that need volunteers! If you live outside the Chicago area, you can contact Special Olympics Illinois for a fit that might be more convenient for you. 

Office Support – Depending on the time of the year, our office can use some extra hands in various roles! Some projects can include: inventory organization, addressing and stuffing envelopes, stringing credentials, fundraising calls, excel work, grassroots projects etc. If you are looking for service hours, our staff will be able to complete the necessary paperwork. 

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Chicago Park District Athletic Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer opportunities for Chicago Park District events. If you have any questions, please reach out to Eileen Guinane – or call 312.287.3854.