At the Fox Valley Park District, we believe volunteerism is one of the highest forms of recreation. Community involvement is a vital key in staying active and making a difference in others’ lives. The District has an assortment of volunteer opportunities that can offer challenging and rewarding use of leisure time. Volunteer participation in the Fox Valley Park District instills a sense of ownership and responsibility.
- To continue learning and growing
- To develop new interests and friendships
- To share your time and talent with your community
- To gain valuable work experience
- To stay active
- To have fun
Who Can Volunteer?
Volunteers must be 14 years of age to independently volunteer. Youth younger than age 14 may volunteer with a parent or legal guardian.
Your Role As A Volunteer
All Fox Valley Park District volunteers are representatives of the park district. All the representatives are courteous and helpful to guests and come to each event ready to be a part of a team and get the job done while having a good time.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, fill out a Fox Force Volunteer Interest Form (PDF). Please call Debbie Smith, Community Outreach Manager, at 630-966-4555 with questions, or click to email Debbie Smith.
What is the Volunteer Time Commitment?
This is up to each individual. Some volunteers may wish to volunteer in the same capacity on a regular basis for a period of time, such as one day a week. Others may find that volunteering for special events fits better with their schedule. When you volunteer for a special event, your volunteer status is your ticket to the event. Many people choose to volunteer to an annual event year after year.
Fox Tracks Rewards Program for Fox Force Volunteers
Rewards are given for total hours volunteered during each, three-month season. Download a printable tracking form here. Each time you volunteer, have a program or parks supervisor sign your form, then redeem your form for a reward at the end of each season. Rewards are as follows:
30 hours: Volunteer Visor
20 hours: Reusable Insulated Bag
10 hours: Clip-on Reflector
Seasons and dates:
Spring: March 1 to May 31
Summer: June 1 to August 31
Fall: September 1 to November 30
Winter: December 1 to February 28