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Tinley Park Volunteer Program

Sign Up HereWithout the help of volunteers, the Village wouldn’t be able to execute all of the fun, family-friendly events it holds throughout the year, from the Tinley Park Block Party to Holiday Happenings and everything in-between. Volunteers are the foundation!

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, the Village has a new, simplified sign-up structure that rewards those that give their time and talents to help pull of these events. The Village typically solicits volunteer help for the Irish Parade, the Farmers Market, the Block Party, Boo Bash and Holiday Happenings.

See below for more information on each event and what is required from volunteers who work them.

Irish Parade
The Village hosts its family-friendly Tinley Park Irish Parade every year along Oak Park Avenue in Downtown Tinley.

Parade: Volunteers are needed at parade line-up to place numbers, direct vehicles and assist walking groups and floats find their spots. Volunteers also help with parade step-off. This role includes multiple hours of standing in potentially cold and inclement weather.

Farmers Market
The Tinley Park Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from June to October in Zabrocki Plaza.

Setup: Volunteers are needed at set-up from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday mornings to assist with minor set-up and to help vendors find their spots. Lifting as much as 35 lbs. and walking are required.

During the Event: Volunteers will walk around the market to check for issues, work the Village of Tinley Park’s information booth, handle money with the sale of Farmers Market items, and other duties as assigned. Shifts are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Block Party VolunteersBlock Party
The Tinley Park Block Party takes place the third weekend in July along Oak Park Avenue.

Setup: Volunteers are needed at set-up on Saturday morning to assist with minor decorating and to help vendors find their spots. Lifting as much as 35 lbs. and walking are required.

During the Event: Saturday and Sunday volunteers may be needed in multiple locations, including:

  • Assisting at the ticket booth, which is a sitting role but will require counting of money and using a credit card reader on an iPad or iPhone
  • Walking supplies to stages or craft areas as needed; light lifting is required.
Tear-Down: Sunday evening volunteers would be needed to assist with cleaning up the Village of Tinley Park booth and gathering small equipment like folding chairs, oversized games, signage, etc.

Boo Bash Volunteer
Boo Bash
The family-friendly Boo Bash is held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Sunday before Halloween in Zabrocki Plaza.

Single-Day Event: Volunteers are needed to help decorate, assist with games and crafts, hand out candy, and clean up after the event is over. This event requires multiple hours of standing in potentially cold and inclement weather, as well as bending and lifting as much as 25 lbs.

Holiday Market VolunteerHoliday Happenings/Market
The three-day Holiday Happenings event is held the first week in December in and around Zabrocki Plaza. Volunteers are needed over a four-day span to assist in many different areas.

Set-up/tear down: Volunteers are needed to help with setup, as well as to help decorate on Thursday for Photos with Santa and the Holiday Market. Volunteers will also will tear-down on Sunday evening.

Photos with Santa: Volunteers are needed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to assist with handing and accepting tickets, lining up families, and helping children with Santa.

Holiday Market: Volunteers are needed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to assist with selling items and answering questions at the Village booth inside the Holiday Market tent.

Volunteer Structure
To ease the search for volunteers, the Village is streamlining the application process. A call for volunteers will happen approximately three weeks before an event, and again one week before an event, through the Village’s social medial channels and existing Village newsletters. Each call for volunteers will clearly state what the volunteer jobs entail and what shifts are available. Potential volunteers will be directed to a Jot Form, where they can sign up for volunteer opportunities and their corresponding shifts.

All Volunteers
Those who sign up to volunteer at one of the Village’s events will receive a T-shirt and a lanyard to help identify them. All volunteers will also be fed, either catered or in the form of a meal voucher to be redeemed with a participating vendors during the event.

Volunteer Sign-up
Interested? Just fill out the Volunteer Signup Form to get started!

The Village appreciates all its volunteers and recognizes that these events couldn’t happen without them. While all volunteers are guaranteed to receive these items, the Village hopes to recognize and reward dedicated volunteers in other ways throughout the year. Volunteers are truly the backbone to our events!

For more information, please contact Marketing Program Coordinator Kelly Oswald at