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Why volunteer? Volunteering at any age helps connect you with the community and world showing how YOU make a difference. You must be a minimum of 13 years old or in high school to volunteer. We have a variety of opportunities for volunteers to connect with our guests. Students needing volunteer hours for school; please think ahead. It is not always possible to find volunteer experiences immediately. We want to make sure your experience is valuable and what your instructor assigned. Volunteer opportunities are posted each season on our website. All prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and waiver & release form. Please fill out the specific application below and fill out and turn in at the BCC Registration Desk or use the fillable form, save the file under your name, and email to Stephanie FitzSimons. If you are selected to be a volunteer you will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check. For additional information on volunteering, please contact Stephanie FitzSimons, CPRP, Marketing Manager, at 630-540-4834. We appreciate your help!

General Volunteer Application/Waiver
Youth Coaching Volunteer Application/Waiver
Current Volunteer List: Volunteering is currently very limited due to COVID-19 and Phase 4 Restore Illinois. If you are interested in volunteering please call Stephanie FitzSimons at 630-540-4834 to see what experiences are available.

Junior Naturalist Volunteer

Please note: If you need hours for Court Ordered Community Service, please contact Human Resources at 630-540-4811. You must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

The Bartlett Park District offers unpaid internships year round. The position is open to students needing an internship to complete their graduation requirements from an accredited university or college. Students must be majoring in recreation, sport, special event management or a related field. All applications should include a resume and cover letter. For information on the internship program or to apply please contact Kimberly Dasbach, Superintendent of Recreation, 700 South Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103 or at 630-540-4833.

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