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. 

Chicago Park District Special Olympics Volunteer Opportunities

Click on the links to register to volunteer for any event date(s). If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Eileen Guinane – eileen.guinane@chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.287.3854.

2022/2023 Special Events

DateEventLocation
November 16, 2022Future Athletes Sports ClinicPullman CenterClick to register
February 15, 2023Future Athletes Sports ClinicAddams ParkClick to register
April 5, 2023Future Athletes Sports ClinicHope Student Athletic CenterClick to register
May 24, 2023Future Athletes Sports ClinicHope Student Athletic CenterClick to register

Intramural League Culminating Events

Tuesdays(High School), Wednesdays(Elementary Schools), Thursdays(Parks and Agencies)

DateEventLocation
November 9, 15, and 17, 2022Floor HockeyHope Student Athletic Center
CSO Multiplex
Click to register
December 20–22, 2022BasketballHope Student Athletic Center
CSO Multiplex
Click to register
February 7–9, 2023SoccerPullman Center
Chicago Indoor Sports
Click to register
March 20 and 28, 2023VolleyballHope Student Athletic Center
CSO Multiplex
Click to register
April 5, 2023Track and Field Time TrialsDr. Conrad Worrill Track and Field Center at GatelyClick to register
May 23–25, 2023SoftballLa Villita ParkClick to register

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