Volunteer with the City of 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. 

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.


Visit the department's volunteer information by clicking here

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.

Special Events/Arts

The summer season is filled with many special events that need enthusiastic volunteers who love meeting people and having fun!

Court Ordered Community Service

Volunteer with the City of Elgin through the Community Restitution Program. Trash pick-up in parks, neighborhoods, the Central Business District, and the entryways to the city are a major focus of the program’s efforts. The program also works closely with many other city departments to assist them with projects they have throughout the city. For more information contact Freddrick Wimms, Community Resource Coordinator, at 847-931-6127. 

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 Elgin Allies for other volunteer opportunities at area agencies.

Register for Volunteer Opportunities & Get Notifications

Get future notifications of upcoming volunteer opportunities by registering on the City’s Elgin Allies Volunteer website and we will notify you when a volunteer opportunity comes up that you might enjoy. You will also be able to search for opportunities on your own that fit your schedule, your interest and a cause you want to assist.   

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