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The Oswegoland community has a great tradition of having involved residents. The Park District has benefited from thousands of community members who help with parks, programs, and events every year. Our volunteers donate their time and talents maintaining our natural areas, coaching youth sports, keeping runners on course, and making special events like PrairieFest even more special for their family, friends, and neighbors.

Volunteer Opportunities

Natural Resources

Help with the Pantry Garden program or with various projects throughout the year including seed collection, cleaning, planting, invasive species clearing, and other conservation activities.


All year. Flexible days & times.


Keep our runners on course, serve refreshments, and help with finish lines.


APRIL – Saw Wee Kee Spring Trail Run

JUNE – PrairieFest 5K & One Mile Prairie Dog Jog

NOV – Gobbler Hobbler 10K & Mashed Potato Mile

Special events

Lend a hand during one of our seasonal special events.


APR – Flashlight Egg Hunt

JUN-SEP – Oswego Country Market

SEP – Brew at the Bridge


It takes a fun and enthusiastic army of volunteers to keep the hometown festival clean, safe, and friendly. Help with parking, picking up, greeting at the gates, and the events. All volunteers receive the annual PrairieFest shirt.


Father’s Day Weekend – Pick your hours and your interest. Some positions have age requirements.

Click Here to sign up

Youth Sports

Coach our youth sport programs. Seasoned coaches or brand new to the game, we welcome all volunteers. We provide training and support throughout the season. If you have the desire to help children in the community, energy and enthusiasm to teach, and the willingness to have fun, be a volunteer coach.


Practices weekday evenings and weekend games.

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