Volunteer Opportunities

2022 Deerpath Egg Dash Volunteers – Thank You to members of The Orchard Vernon Hills

Volunteers Make a Difference!

Volunteer experiences at the Vernon Hills Park District change seasonally. Opportunities may include assisting with special events, coaching youth sports, enhancing programs, preschool assistance, administrative duties and more! Volunteer opportunities are not limited to what is listed. We welcome your ideas too!

Benefits of Volunteering

Give back to your community Connect with others Showcase your talent Create memories Make a difference
Learn new skills Take on a challenge Have fun! Be part of a team Gain confidence


Vernon Hills Queens Haley Kalinowski, Miss Vernon Hills 2022, Keerthu Gummuluru, Junior Miss Vernon Hills 2022, and Savannah Goodman, Little Miss Vernon Hills 2022
“I’ve loved volunteering in Vernon Hills since I was Little Miss Vernon Hills in 2013! It is such a unique experience to be able to interact with so many people in my community. The Park District does a great job in bringing people together and creating a fun environment for all ages. My favorite event with the Park District was Flick N’ Float where I watched a movie while swimming in the pool! I am so thankful for the Park District inviting us to so many events and allowing the queens to join in on the fun!” -Haley


“As a girl, my passion always lies in serving my community with Pride and Joy. Once I was crowned Jr. Miss Vernon Hills, I couldn’t wait to volunteer and make a difference in my community. I always enjoyed attending the wonderful events that the park district hosts. My favorite event so far was the new year event because the entire village celebrated the new year with joy. As a way to give back to my community, I use my platform “Willing Hands for kids’’ where I connect & educate kids from my town and all over the country and work with my partner organization Feed My Starving Children and Fill-A-Heart for Kids to serve the needy children. So proud to be a part of our wonderful Vernon Hills!” -Keerthu

“I volunteer because I love helping my community and seeing smiles on peoples faces. I get to meet new people of all ages and it feels good to know that I played a part in making an event possible. Everyone at the Vernon Hills Park District is so kind, welcoming and hard working so it makes volunteering fun.” -Savannah

Click here to complete a Volunteer Application

Contact Shona Hedke for more information.