Volunteers

Volunteers are important.  They are vital to the success of many of our programs and events. Without your help, it would be difficult to meet the needs of the community.

Why Get Involved?

  • To continue learning and growing
  • To develop new interests and friendships
  • To share your time and talent with your community
  • To gain valuable job experience
  • To make a difference in your community
  • To promote well-being
  • To stay active and involved
  • To meet new people
  • To build your resume or scholarship application
  • To have fun!

Volunteer Athletic League Coach

Enthusiasm, patience, organization and good communication are all important traits for a coach to possess. At the Sugar Grove Park District, our coaches are also committed, hardworking and involved. Every athletic season, volunteers step up to coach. Whether for baseball, basketball, softball or t-ball, whether experienced coach or brand new, these individuals dedicate their time and energy to teaching different skills and strategies to players. They organize drills, break down concepts, and prepare players for games, all while making the experience fun.

Volunteering as a coach gives families an opportunity to bond, whether a mother, father, sister, brother or other family member coaches. It also gives other members of the community a chance to get involved and gain coaching experience. It is a learning opportunity and gives not only the children, but also the coach, a chance to grow as individuals. Players learn commitment, discipline, respect and teamwork, in addition to learning new skills or refining those that have previously been learned. Coaches do all this while encouraging players, pushing them to get better and making the overall experience a great one.

Volunteer coaches play a huge role in athletics, one that we gratefully acknowledge. Without them, our teams would not have the success and learning opportunities that they do. These individuals take time out of their schedules not just for practices and games, but to plan practices and put together game plans. The Sugar Grove Park District truly appreciates the effort and hard work of these coaches.

What if I’ve never coached before?

No problem! The Sugar Grove Park District welcomes new coaches and provides training through the NYSCA for all head coaches.

Do I need my own equipment?

The Park District provides all equipment, including first aid kits, for all teams.

We are always looking for quality coaches! If you would like to coach for the Sugar Grove Park District, please feel complete the Volunteer Coach Application.

Volunteer Coach Application.

Please email the completed volunteer coach application to Tyler Lively.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Basketball Player Evaluations

  • TBD Saturday in November
  • 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Kaneland John Shields Gymnasium
  • Watch youth players go through evaluation process and help establish their score used in team draft.

Baseball Player Evaluations

  • TBD Saturday in April
  • 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Kaneland John Shields Gymnasium
  • Watch youth players go through evaluation process and help establish their score used in team draft.

Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K Run/Walk

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • 6:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Course Route on Streets of Sugar Grove
  • Keep runners on track and safe by directing traffic on course route.

Pitch, Hit, and Run Contest

  • TBD Saturday in April
  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Volunteer Park
  • Help youth baseball and softball players compete in the Major League Baseball event.

Easter Egg Hunt

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Volunteer Park
  • Join other volunteers spreading more than 4,000 filled eggs in the park

Count me in!

If you’d like to become a valued volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application form below.

Volunteer Application

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Event Photography

  • Take pictures at a park district program or event that your family attends and send to us.  Your pictures could appear on our website, in a seasonal brochure, or other media form.

Park Watch

  • We need your help in keeping the parks clean, safe, and free of vandalism.
  • If you find any broken equipment, or have any other safety concerns about the parks or facilities, please contact the Park District at (630) 466-7436.
  • If you see vandalism occurring in the parks, please contact the police department by calling 9-1-1.

Thank you for your support in our efforts to provide residents with quality park sites and facilities.