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.

Development Manager Ellen Kirsanoff can help you find a volunteer opportunity that matches your skills and schedule. Call 217-367-1536 or email erkirsanoff@urbanaparks.org.

Complete A Volunteer Application

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

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


Responsibilities: Coaching youth in grades 1-8 in the basics of the sport. Coaches provide supervision of practices and games and teach skills.
Time Commitment: Up to 4 hours a week. Evening practices. Games are on weekdays or Saturdays.
Skills Needed: An ability to work with children, organize practices and teach skills.
Getting Involved: Contact Kyle Mills. 217-255-8601 with questions. Email kamills@urbanaparks.org

School Tour LEADER

Responsibilities: Lead nature activities designed to introduce children to the outdoors. Curriculum training is provided and required prior to start of tours.
Time Commitment: Several hours a week during the school year. Can be scheduled to your availability.
Numbers Needed: Open
Skills Needed: An ability to work with groups of children. Ability to speak to groups and follow curriculum provided.
Getting Involved: Contact Chelsea Prahl. 217-384-4062 with questions. Email ckprahl@urbanaparks.org

Stewardship Saturdays

Stewardship Saturday volunteer workdays are currently on hiatus. If you or your group is interested in other volunteer opportunities at the Urbana Park District, contact Ellen Kirsanoff, Development Manager, at 217-367-1536 or erkirsanoff@urbanaparks.org.