The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks is accepting applications for one (1) Board position. The Board consists of seven (7) Directors and two (2) Park District Liaisons.
The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks board of directors is an unpaid, volunteer position. Benefits of this position include satisfaction for helping the needs of the community, networking and relationship building, and ability to learn and develop new skills.
The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks is dedicated to the enrichment of the youth of Des Plaines by sponsoring fun events and providing scholarships for their participation in Des Plaines Park District programs. The Des Plaines Friends of the Parks has awarded scholarships for programs ranging from summer camp to dance lessons. Our mission is to:
Organize events to raise funds and provide volunteer participation opportunities.
Educate the citizens of Des Plaines Park District about the value of quality parks and recreational services.
Stimulate and further public interest in parks and recreation and the preservation of park and recreational resources.
Our Board meets on the first Monday of every month 6:00-7:30pm, unless there is a conflict with a holiday. If a conflict arises, meetings will be rescheduled accordingly. Board members are expected to:
Regularly attend Board meetings
Volunteer at 50% of Des Plaines Friends of the Parks events and activities
Assist with and attend annual Golf in the Dark at Lake Park event
Help recruit volunteers for events and activities
Promote and raise awareness of Des Plaines Friends of the Parks within the community
Our ideal candidate would:
-be committed to improving the lives of the children of Des Plaines
-be ready to jump into fundraising efforts for "Golf in the Dark at Lake Park"
-have a passion for volunteerism
-be a team player
-be proficient in Spanish or Polish (not required, but helpful)
- Community Outreach
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- 3-5 hours per month
- Must volunteer at annual "Golf in the Dark at Lake Park" fundraiser