Endless opportunities.

Build community connections by volunteering

We’re a little biased, but we’re never surprised when La Grange is repeatedly named to the top of Chicago’s best suburbs list. It’s the people. Our close, active, and caring community makes this village home.

La Grange Endless Summerfest is an incredible summer volunteer opportunity to make an impact on the village we love. Meet new people, have new experiences, and have a lot of fun while you do it.

Volunteer Information

This event is the signature fundraiser for the Park District of La Grange and the La Grange Business Association – permitting us to continue providing high-caliber and well-run programs and activities for local residents and the business community. It requires dozens of volunteers working four-hour shifts throughout the three-day event.

Volunteer areas include beer & carnival ticket sales, information tent, entrance gate helpers, garbage pick-up, set-up and clean-up.

Help us make this year’s festival the most successful yet! Click below and follow the prompts. We’ll even throw in a special volunteer-only t-shirt as a small token of our appreciation!

You may sign up as an individual, family or organization. All volunteers ages 15 and younger must have a parent/chaperone present to help oversee their volunteer station. Youth volunteers in need of service hours are welcome to volunteer, but must notify Kevin Miller to ensure credit.

Beer Trailer Volunteer Procedures Upon Arrival

Info Tent Volunteer Procedures Upon Arrival

  • Info Booth Volunteers are to check in at the info/volunteer tent, located in between brick building and splash pad, upon arrival. At this time, volunteers will turn in or sign their Staff/Volunteer Information acknowledgement form.
  • Volunteers will receive their T-Shirt and remain at the info tent.
  • The on-site Volunteer Coordinator will go through the info tent rules and responsibilities while providing a short training to all volunteers.

Info Tent Volunteer Policies & Responsibilities

  • All volunteers must wear their volunteer t-shirt while on shift.
  • One (1) to two (2) volunteers will be stationed at the info tent
  • Volunteers are to be hand out festival maps, schedule of events, and answer any patron questions, to the best of his/her ability.
  • Water will be sold for $1.00 to patrons.
  • Water will be handed out to volunteers on shift, as they request it.
  • Flyers promoting PDLG and LGBA events are to be handed out, if available.
  • Volunteers will be handling money.
  • First Aid kits, AED & supplies will be located at the info tent.
  • Radios will be stationed at the info tent. Please radio the on-site Volunteer Coordinator to request cash pick-ups, make change, assist with answering questions, etc.

Info Tent Volunteer Check Out

  • At the conclusion of your shift, please clean/tidy up your station for the following day.
  • Sign-out with the on-site Volunteer Coordinator. Each volunteer will receive two (2) drink tickets at the conclusion of his/her shift at this time. Drink tickets may be used at any time during the festival.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY (Live June 3rd)

Entrance Gate Volunteer Procedures Upon Arrival

  • Entrance Gate Volunteers are to check in at the volunteer tent, located in between brick building and splash pad, upon arrival. At this time, volunteers will turn in or sign their Staff/Volunteer Information acknowledgement form.
  • Volunteers will receive their T-Shirt and be directed to their assigned entrance gate.
  • The on-site Volunteer Coordinator will go through the entrance gate rules and responsibilities while providing a short training to all volunteers.

Entrance Gate Volunteer Policies & Responsibilities

  • All volunteers must wear their volunteer t-shirt while on shift.  
  • Two (2) to six (6) volunteers will be stationed at the entrance gates (number of volunteers vary based on assigned gate).
  • One (1) to three (3) volunteers will be collecting money while an additional one (1) to three (3) volunteers will be stamping patron’s hands.
  • Admission is $5.00 for all patrons ages 13 years & older, $4.00 for seniors, and children ages 12 years & younger are free. Please use your best judgement in determining age of patrons.
  • Admission is required beginning at 5:00pm for entrance into Gordon Park. There is no admission fee for the Carnival. The festival committee will notify the gates each night of when to shut down entrance gate operations.
  • Volunteers will be handling money.
  • Radios will be stationed at the gates. Please radio the on-site Volunteer Coordinator to request cash pick-ups, make change, etc.

Entrance Gate Volunteer Check Out

  • At the conclusion of your shift, please clean/tidy up your station for the following day.
  • Report to the volunteer tent to sign out. Each volunteer will receive two (2) drink tickets at the conclusion of his/her shift at this time. Drink tickets may be used at any time during the festival.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY (Live June 3rd)

Carnival Ticket Trailer Volunteer Procedures Upon Arrival

  • Carnival Ticket Trailer Volunteers are to check in at the volunteer tent, located in between brick building and splash pad, upon arrival. At this time, volunteers will turn in or sign their Staff/Volunteer Information acknowledgement form.
  • Volunteers will receive their T-Shirt and be directed to the carnival ticket trailer.
  • The on-site Carnival Ticket Trailer Coordinator will go through the carnival ticket trailer rules and responsibilities while providing a short training to all volunteers.

Carnival Ticket Trailer Volunteer Policies & Responsibilities

  • All volunteers must wear their volunteer t-shirt while on shift.  
  • One (1) to three (3) volunteers will be stationed outside trailer placing wristbands on all patrons who have purchased them.
  • Volunteers must place the wristband on the patron’s wrist. Please do not hand them the wristband.
  • Two (2) to three (3) volunteers will be stationed inside the ticket trailer selling wristbands & ride tickets
  • Volunteers will be handling money and using credit card swipers on iPads/iPhones.
  • Carnival Ticket Trailer Coordinator will be in stationed in back office of ticket trailer. Please see her/him for any requests or questions.

Carnival Ticket Trailer Volunteer Check Out

  • At the conclusion of your shift, please clean/tidy up your station for the next shift or the following day.
  • Report to the volunteer tent to sign out. Each volunteer will receive two (2) drink tickets at the conclusion of his/her shift at this time. Drink tickets may be used at any time during the festival.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY (Live June 3rd)

Beer Trailer Volunteer Procedures Upon Arrival

  • Beer Trailer Volunteers are to check in at the volunteer tent, located in between brick building and splash pad, upon arrival. At this time, volunteers will turn in or sign their Staff/Volunteer Information acknowledgement form.
  • Volunteers will receive their T-Shirt and Lanyards and be directed to their assigned beer trailer.
  • The staff Beer Manager will go through the beer trailer rules and responsibilities while providing a short training to all volunteers.

Beer Trailer Volunteer Policies & Responsibilities

  • All volunteers must be 21 and older in order to volunteer at the beer trailer.
  • Your agency/group shirt or apparel may be worn while volunteering. All volunteers MUST have volunteer lanyard on and visible during their shifts.  Volunteer shirts may also be worn.
  • Upon receiving patrons drink tickets, please rip them in half and put in the designated bucket. Tickets must be ripped at the time of the transaction.
  • All patrons must have a wristband in order to exchange drink tickets for beer and wine.
  • When in doubt I.D!
  • Do not change out kegs. Please locate your Beer Manager or Burke Beverage Rep if a keg is need of being changed out.
  • Volunteers may participate responsibly. Any volunteer found to be intoxicated will be asked to leave by La Grange Police.
  • This event is a fundraiser with estimated cost of $60,000. Please collect drink tickets from patrons.  Do not give away free beer & wine.

Beer Trailer Volunteer Charity Donations

  • The Endless Summerfest committee will provide a bucket/jar for collecting donations to your specified cause/charity.
  • The Endless Summerfest committee will provide a poster for your agency/group advertising the cause/charity you are collecting donations for. It is the responsibility of your agency/group to provide any additional signage you may need.

Beer Trailer Volunteer Check Out

  • At the conclusion of your shift, please clean/tidy up your station for the next shift or the following day.
  • Report to the volunteer tent and return your volunteer lanyards. Each volunteer will receive two (2) drink tickets at the conclusion of his/her shift at this time. Drink tickets may be used at any time during the festival.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY (Live June 3rd)

Beer Trailer Volunteer Procedures Upon Arrival

  • Beer Trailer Volunteers are to check in at the volunteer tent, located in between brick building and splash pad, upon arrival. At this time, volunteers will turn in or sign their Staff/Volunteer Information acknowledgement form.
  1. Due to the Park District of La Grange’s commitment to safety, the following information is provided to assist staff and volunteers.
    1. For questions, concerns, or for assistance see a Park District of La Grange senior staff member or go to the PDLG office where you checked in. Situations that require assistance are:

    • A lost child. Get description of child if parent comes to you.
    • Participants, volunteers, or staff in need of first aid attention.
    • A fight and/or abuse occurring. Do not attempt to break up a fight yourself. Seek help from a senior staff member or go to the PDLG check in booth for help.
    • Damage to equipment or property.
    • Participants entering restricted areas (such as the fenced off fireworks drop zone).
    • A hostile participant.
    • Fire on the property.
    • In case of lightening or severe weather, seek shelter immediately.
    • All staff assigned to trash pickup must wear vinyl gloves provided to them.
    • Staff and volunteers are representing the Park District while working this event. We expect proper language and behavior at all times. Your assigned task takes priority over socializing and personal matters. Cell phone usage and texting is NOT allowed at any time.
    • All staff/volunteers are expected to remain at their assigned location until relieved by a supervisor or staff member.
    • Breaks cannot be taken without granted permission from a supervisor. No location will be left unattended at any time.
    • The Park District is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work/volunteer in a professional atmosphere that prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, the Park District expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be business-like and free of bias, prejudice and harassment.
    BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY (Live June 3rd)

FEST RULES

No pets, skateboards, bikes, roller-skates, coolers, outside alcohol or unofficial vendors.

Beer/wine must be consumed only inside festival grounds, including the carnival area.