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Volunteering

Upcoming Volunteer Days

Coal Hollow Park – Brush Clearing, Park Cleanup, etc.
Please bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing for working outside.

2024 Volunteer Days: TBA

Interested in Helping?

Email Executive Director Kevin Yates or call (309) 274-3409 ext. 4.

Volunteering…A Great Form of Recreation!

Our Philosophy

At the Chillicothe Park district, we believe that volunteerism is one of the best forms of recreation!  The District has a variety of volunteer possibilities that can offer all segments of the community challenging and rewarding use of their recreation time.  Volunteer participation in the Chillicothe Park District instills a sense of ownership and responsibility in the volunteer that leads to greater involvement and respect.

Why Volunteer?

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

Who Can Volunteer?

Volunteers must be 14 years of age to independently volunteer.  Youth younger than age 14 may volunteer with a parent or legal guardian.

Jack Hammer Award for Volunteerism

The Jack Hammer Award is given annually by the Chillicothe Park District to honor an outstanding business or individual who has gone above the call of duty to promote parks in the Chillicothe Community.

Past Winners:

2022: Kathy Close
2021: Michael Contratto
2020: Steve Rosa, Bob Close, & Larry Schmidt
2019: Kiersten Sheets
2018: William Yocum
2017: Mike Shephard
2016: Bradley University: SERVE
2015: Mike Ratcliff
2014: Mike Krost
2013: Chillicothe Foundation
2012: Brian DuPont
2011: Gary Fyke
2010: Luke Quinn
2009: Lawson’s Plumbing
2008: Jack Hammer

Special thanks to Owens Design Group LTD for sponsoring this award.

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