Each year, Urbana Park District volunteers record thousands of hours leading programs and helping out in district parks and facilities.

Urbana Park District volunteers make it possible to provide the level of service we do by helping staff maximize the number of residents we can serve through recreation programs and by ensuring high-quality parks through stewardship efforts.

Community Program and Engagement Coordinator, Jacob Johnston, can help you find a volunteer opportunity that matches your skills and schedule. Call 217-367-1544 (ext. 311) or email jrjohnston@urbanaparks.org.

Complete A Volunteer Application

Fill out this volunteer application and consent for criminal background check to get started. Email completed application to jrjohnston@urbanaparks.org.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Youth T-Ball Coach

Responsibilities: Teaching basic fundamentals of baseball/softball to 4-6 year olds.  Working on improving knowledge and skills in: throwing, hitting, catching as well as learning about teamwork and sportsmanship

Time Commitment: About 1 hour per night, 2-3 nights per week, for 7 weeks starting in May 2021

Numbers Needed: 6-8

Skills Needed: An ability to work with groups of children. Some knowledge of baseball/softball or a willingness learn

Getting Involved: To claim the position or for any questions, Contact Kyle Mills at 217-255-8601 ext. 306 or email kamills@urbanaparks.org


Solidarity Gardens CU

Responsibilities: Typical gardening responsibilities, including: planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, and putting up fencing.

Time Commitment: Varies depending on each individual. Participants may volunteer as little or as much as they would like.

Numbers Needed: Many

Skills Needed: An ability to work outside in hot weather. An ability to work on hands and knees though raised bed gardens may be available upon request.

Getting Involved: For more information or to sign up to volunteer, follow this link: https://www.solidarity-gardens-cu.org/. For any questions, contact Jacob Johnston at 217-367-1544 ext 311 or email jrjohnston@urbanaparks.org.


Stewardship Saturdays

Stewardship Saturday volunteer workdays are currently on hiatus.