Loading



Volunteer Opportunities
    
 Newsletter  Find us on Facebook
Volunteer

Youth Scholarship Fund Assistant
Bilingual (Spanish/English) Volunteers are needed to assist participants with the application process for the Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund.

 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 am - Noon, 4 - 5 pm The Centre of Elgin, Centre Manager's Office

The Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance to young people in Elgin whose families could not afford to register for recreational programs.
                                                               
 After-School Teaching Assistant Volunteers
Prairie View & Country Trails Elementary Schools need your help!

 After-school Teaching Assistant Volunteers help staff with activities that promote positive and healthy lifestyles for youth, grades K-5. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, reading, games, homework help and more.
January 4 - May 25 |  Monday-Friday  |  3:30-5:30 p.m.
Prairie View Elementary, 10N630 Nesler Road
Country Trails Elementary, 3701 Highland Woods Boulevard

This is a great opportunity for student who are thinking about a career in education or recreation.
Volunteer positions show future employers and college admission counselors the student's drive and dedication.
Such accomplishments demonstrate initiative, personal will and leadership skills. 

After-School Teaching Assistant Requirements
      • All volunteers must be 16 years old or older
      • New volunteers must attend orientation, sign a waiver, and have a background check
      • Volunteers under 18 need a parent or guardian's signature on their waiver and background check
      • A minimum of a weekly commitment is requested

For more information, contact Cindy Corrigan at , or by phone at 847-931-6770.
 Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Orientation is your first step in learning about all of our volunteer opportunities. We truly have something for everyone. All new volunteers must attend orientation, sign a waiver and have a background check.

If interested in volunteering, register today for a volunteer orientation by clicking on the VolunteerUP icon.  

Volunteer Orientation Dates

 May 12  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Centre of Elgin - West Conference Room

Volunteers in Action

Earth Day                           Sign up to volunteer
Discovering the wonders of seeds!
 
 Hawthorne Hill Nature Center

Visitor Greeter at Hawthorne Hill
- Do you enjoy greeting others and sharing information about nature? Do you answer the phone with a smile in your voice? Are you willing to assist with basic office tasks (filing, sorting, organizing)? Commitment: Minimum of a 3 hour shift once a month. Read more....
           
Tot Time Nature Volunteers - We are looking for volunteers to assist with set-up and take down of play equipment, check-in parents and children by swiping membership pass and ensuring waiver forms are signed. Other responsibilities include maintaining a safe play environment during nature exploration and play (parents are present during play time).          
Wednesdays from 10:00 - Noon. Bilingual is helpful, but not required.

                                                
All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation, sign a waiver, and complete a background check.  

           Earth Day  Earth Day              

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center welcomes volunteers 10 years and up to participate. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. ALL volunteers under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Please bring a water bottle, wear work boots/tough shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and dress for the weather. 

Outdoor Work Days
We are planning several work days in upcoming months. No orientation is needed to participate.
 Saturday May 21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Saturday June 18 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. No job is too big or small - extra hands are needed for everything from clearing and preparing the garden to planting to weeding to shoveling dirt!  Great opportunity for groups, teams, clubs and individuals

Contact Cindy Corrigan at or (847) 931-6770 about volunteering as an individual, or bringing a group. We’d love to have you join us!     

ERC Summer Camp Assistants
ERC Camp   ERC lunch.jpg
High School and College Students, it's not too early to sign up to volunteer as a summer camp assistant. It is a great opportunity for students who are thinking about a career in education or recreation. Volunteer positions show future employers and college admission counselors the student's drive and dedication. Such accomplishments demonstrate initiative and leadership skills.

 All new volunteers must:
  • Attend orientation
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Sign a waiver and have a background check
  • Commit to a weekly minimum
 Benefits of Volunteering:
  • Gain new skills
  • Add to your resume
  • Impress admission officials
  • Show responsibility

 Assist the Eastside Recreation Center staff and team leaders with activities that promote positive and healthy lifestyles for youth. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, games, field trips, swimming and more.

 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
 Eastside Recreation Center
 Tuesday, Thursday
 Lords Park Pavilion and Pool


For more information, contact Cindy Corrigan at or 847-931-6770.

Thank you to all our Parks and Recreation Volunteers!

Soccer Coach