Volunteer Elgin

The spirit of volunteerism among the residents of Elgin is one of the city’s greatest assets of our community! No matter what your talents, gifts or interests, there are many rewarding ways you can give back to your community through volunteerism. 

Whether you are interested in helping at a one-time event, or looking for a regular volunteer job, there are many opportunities available. Sign up on the city's VolunteerUp site for regular updates and notifications.

United Way

For a listing of current volunteer opportunities with agencies throughout the community, go to the United Way of Elgin website or check out our list of various community organizations who offer volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer Resources
Individuals, families or civic groups are invited to find out more about specific upcoming volunteer opportunities by linking to any of the following pages and websites:


Parks and Recreation

Volunteer at any of our many facilities or programs serving children, teens and adults through a wide variety of educational and physical activities. 


Special Events/Arts

The summer season is filled with many special events that need enthusiastic volunteers who love meeting people and having fun! Join us to prepare for the Elgin Valley Fox Trot on May 28.


Neighborhood Work Days

Help make Elgin neighborhoods and parks more beautiful on NeighborWorks days to be scheduled in 2016. If you are good with carpentry, or just enjoy helping plant flowers, your help is welcome.

Administration- Data Entry/Computer

Help various city departments using your skills in data entry, office organization, or other administrative duties. Help the finance department, City Clerk’s office or other city departments.



Serve your community in time of emergencies as a CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team) member or by providing a variety of administrative assistance to our staff.

Volunteer for Other Community Organizations

Help throughout the community for other Not-for-profit organizations.

Boards and Commissions

Residents are encouraged to submit an application to serve on one of the city’s many boards and commissions. Applications can be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office and appointments are made by the entire City Council.


Student Volunteer Opportunities


During the summer or holiday break is a great time for students to fulfill some of their volunteer hour requirements.

Students can check the United Way website at www.uwelgin.org for other volunteer opportunities at area agencies or refer to the link above for a complete list of agencies that might have other volunteer opportunities.


Get future notifications of upcoming volunteer opportunities!

Register on the city’s VolunteerUP website and we will notify you when a volunteer opportunity comes up that you might enjoy.


The city has two VolunteerUP data bases- one for our Parks and Recreation Department and one for all other city departments, such as Special Events, Public Works and Police. Sign up on one or both sites today! (If you sign up for both, you will need to create a different user name for each). If you have any questions, please call us at 847-931-6749 and we will help you get signed up today! 

Sign up for city departments VolunteerUp (Special Events, Public Works, Police, Fire)

Sign up for Parks and Recreation VolunteerUP


Download Application Form to mail or submit in person