Friends Of The Park

ppf-volunteerDo not have the ability to donate money or personal assets? Then give the great donation of your time and become a Friend of the Parks! The Palatine Park Foundation works closely with the Palatine Park District and community. The park district offers opportunities for volunteers to help on projects, programs and events. Volunteer hours do make a difference and can assist by reducing the need to pay employees for work thus making these opportunities happen at a low and reasonable price. Each year volunteers log more than 10,000 hours a year by helping out in various capacities. All are welcome and no experience is necessary and hours are flexible. Much time and effort is taken to match your schedule and interests with the opportunities available, or come with your own ideas! Make it a family outing, adopt a park or portion of bike trail as an employee initiative or home owner’s association project or meet requirements for community service hours!

The TREE Volunteer Program, Tremendous Results through Everyone’s Efforts, in conjunction with the Palatine Park District is a great way individual and groups to give back to the community and make the Palatine community a great place to live, play and recreate!

For more information on making a donation of your time please visit the Palatine Park District Volunteer Program web page at, or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the Park District by phone 847-496-6212 or e-mail

Why do you volunteer?

“I volunteer to give of my time and talents wherever possible to make my community a better place to live in. Meeting new people, sharing of ideas and creating fun new experiences continues to motivate me in many ways. Thank you for all that PPD does for us!”

“Why do I volunteer? To give back to a community that I grew up in and to make a difference in the children’s lives………my kid’s lives. Enthusiasm breeds success.”

“I’m here to represent my dad, Vincent Lucchese, because I want to carry on his legacy.”

“I volunteer to support our children. It is important to show support and set a good example.”

“To make the world a better place for my children. To be where my kids are at. Meet good people.”