Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

We love our special events volunteers! Below is a list of some of our biggest volunteering opportunities. If you would like to sign up for any of these roles, complete our Special Events Volunteer Application and we will follow up with you.

Marketing Volunteer
Our marketing volunteers help us to make each special event a success by listing events on online event calendars and delivering posters and postcards in the local area.

Fox Trot
We need hundreds of volunteers each year to make Fox Trot a success. Tasks range from t-shirt folding, to marketing, and even holding out the finish line tape!

i-Fest
Elgin’s International Festival, i-Fest takes place the last weekend of August and offers a huge range of volunteer opportunities. The event needs social media ambassadors, kids activity coordinators, beer wagon servers (21+), and greeters.

Nightmare on Chicago Street
Nightmare on Chicago Street is the City’s apocalyptic Halloween Street Festival and it comes along with some amazing volunteer opportunities. Volunteers can sign up to be part of a zombie flash mob, to work in biohazard tents, to build movie set style props, or even just to put up a few tents for us!

Summer Internships

Our special events season peaks during May-October and we are able to offer unpaid internship opportunities during that time. Interns can get involved in a wide variety of tasks depending on their interests and experience, but duties may include graphic design, marketing, customer service, working with sponsors and helping to manage volunteers. To schedule an internship interview please email your resume.