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Serve your community with your time and talents! The Naperville Park District relies on many different kinds of volunteers throughout the year to make its programs and events successful. If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved in the community, please consider volunteering with us.

Volunteering with the Park District is a great way to meet and socialize with others, share your expertise, help fellow community members - and have fun!

Please access our Volunteer Handbook for complete information on our programs.
Naperville Park District Volunteer Handbook

 

How to volunteer:
Prospective volunteers are asked to fill out our online volunteer application. Please follow these two steps,
 1st step is to complete the student or adult application. Hold your cursor over the word application below in the next paragraph, then click to open the portal. 
  2nd step is to print, complete and sign the background check form for the DCFS and return to the Volunteer Coordinator. 

Students (17 and under) 


Adults (18 and up) 
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All applicants  must  complete 


We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment
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   Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Earth Week Naperville
When:       Saturday, April 22 thru April 29, 2017
Where:      Various Naperville locations
Who:         All interested volunteers
What:        The Naperville Park District, City of Naperville, Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Forest Preserve District of Will County, the Conservation Foundation and area Boy Scouts have come together for the first Earth Week Naperville.  There will be environmental project opportunities for all interested volunteers.  Please become part of this national event! Learn about the Naperville area projects below and click here to learn more about Earth Week Naperville.

EARTH WEEK NAPERVILLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bingo       
When:        Thursday, May 4, 2017           12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, May 19, 2017           12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
Where:       Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, Community Hall (upper level)
Who:          two to three volunteers, ages 16 years to adult
What:         Volunteers will set up for the event, serve the lunch and verify bingo numbers.  One volunteer will call the numbers for each game. 

April Showers
When:      Friday, April 28, 2017   5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:     Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:        Six to eight volunteers ages 15 to adult
What:       Volunteers to assist in setting up the event, activities and interacting with guest to ensure a fun time for all.  Tasks will be to assit children and staff with games and themed activities.  Volunteers are asked to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt, if volunteers to not have a t shirt one will be provided at the time of sign in. 

Wonderful World of Wheels
When:      Monday, May 1, 2017.   10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where:     Whole Foods, 2607 West 75th Street, Naperville, IL  (parking lot)
Who:        Four to six volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist participants and hand our Naperville Park District bags to guests.  Volunteers should dress for the weather this will be an outdoor event.  

Dance Recital Rehearsals
When:       Saturday, May 20, 2017  10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  1st shift
                  Saturday, May 20, 2017   2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.    2nd shift
Where:      Naperville North High School, 899 North Mill Street, Naperville   Door entrance E8 or E9
Who:         two to three volunteers ages 15 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will direct parents where to go, monitor dancers before rehearsal performances.  Volunteers will be given a volunteer t shirt to wear and are asked to wear comfortable shoes.  Experience with children is a plus for this volunteer opportunity.

Dance Academy Recital: Table Monitors
When:      Thursday, May 18, 2017  4 p.m. Mandatory Training
                 Sunday, May 21, 2017   11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 1st shift
                 Sunday, May 21, 2017     2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2nd shift 
Where:      Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill Street, Naperville  Enter thru entrance E8 or E9
Who:         Five volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will monitor performers while they wait to perform on stage.  Volunteers will need to be able to move easily and quickly to keep track of these excited dancers.  The training is manditory and one hour of credit will be give to all volunteers attending the necessary training.  Volunteers may sign up for both shifts, t shirts will be give to all volunteers at the training.  

Dance Academy Recital:  Greeters
When:      Sunday, May 21, 2017   11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.   1st shift
                 Sunday, May 21, 2017    2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.     2nd shift
Where:     Naperville North High School, 899 N. Mill Street, Naperville    Enter thru entrance  E8 or E9
Who:        Two to three volunteers per shift   ages 14 years to adult
What:       Volunteers will greet dancers and parents.  Parents and dancers will need directions on where to go when they enter the building.  Volunteers will have this information and direct the parents and dancers.  Volunteers will be trained on site for this and will be given volunteer t shirts to wear.  Volunteers are asked to wear comfortable shoes.  

Golf Course Seeding 
When:     1st Monday of the month starting May through September at Springbrook Golf Course,  8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
                May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sept 4.

                2nd Monday of the month start through September at Naperbrook Golf Course    8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
                May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11. 

Where:    Springbrook Golf Course, 2220  W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL
                Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, IL 
Who:       Two to ten volunteers each week, ages 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers will walk the fairways dropping a mixture of seed, sand and dirt on bare spots.  This is a casual walk and great for all ages and all abilities. Volunteers need no special attire or abilities, it is best if a volunteer can commit to a minimum of 4 dates through the season.  

Flower Bed Planting
When:       Saturday, May 6th, 2017.   9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where:      Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL and
                  Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, IL
Who:         Two to ten volunteers to plant the flower bed around the club houses at each golf course
What:        Volunteers will plant the flower beds and pots at the locations adding decor and beauty to the landscape.  Minimum of weeding will be necessary before the planting can begin.  Flowers, tools and water will be provided, volunteers should dress for the weather and bring gloves and a hat for themselves.  

Baseball Coaches Meetings
When:       Saturday, May 6, 2017    7 a.m. to 12 noon
Where:      NVHS, and Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville
Who:         Six to ten volunteers, ages 13 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will assist in setting up for the coaches meetings and the location for equipment pick up.  Some lifting is required by volunteers.  

Mother's Day Wishes
When:      Friday, May 12, 2017.    5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:     Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:        Six to eight volunteers ages 16 to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist setting up the event, activities and interacting with guest to ensure a great event.  Tasks will be to assist children and staff with games and themed activities. Volunteers are asked to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt, if needed t shirts will be provided at the time of sign in.

Battle of the Bands
When:       Friday, May 12, 2017    5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where:     Central Park, Band Shell, 104 East Benton Ave,  Naperville, IL 
Who:        Six to eight volunteers  ages 18 years and older
What:       Judges for the annual high school Battle of the Bands.  Judges should enjoy music and the excitement that accompanies young musicians.  Judges should not be friends of or family members of participants in the Battle of the Bands for this year.  

School's Out
When:     Friday, May 26, 2017   5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:    Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 
Who:       Six to eight volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers will assist setting up the event, activities and interacting with guest to ensure a successful event.  Tasks will be to assist children and staff with games and activities. Volunteers are asked to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt, if needed t shirts will be provided at the time of sign in. 

River Sweep
When:       Saturday, May 20th, 2017  9:00 to Noon
Where:      Various access points along the DuPage River, Salt Creek and tributaries TBD
Who:         Individuals, families, groups, and civic organizations are invited to register to join in the efforts
What:        Remove debris from the DuPage River, Salt Creek and their tributaries or help restore stream banks back to the natural state. Click here to register

Concerts in Your Park
When:       Sunday, June 11th, 2017  Walnut Ridge Park, 2304 Keim Road, Naperville  6:15 to 8:45 p.m.
                  Sunday, June 25th, 2017, A George Pradel Park, 4519 Pradel Drive, Naperville 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.
                  Sunday, July 9th, 2017, Queensbury Greens, 1520 Brookdale Road, Naperville, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.
                  Sunday, July 16th, 2017, Ashbury Park, 1740 Conan Doyle Road, Naperville, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.
                  Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave, Naperville, 6;15 to 8:45 p.m.
                  Sunday, July 30th, 2017, Buttonwood Park, 801 Buttonwood Circle, Naperville, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.
Where:      Various parks listed above
Who:         Two to four volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will help with sponsor tickets, talking to residents and helping with clean up after the event.  Volutneers will be given t shirts to wear and are asked to dress for the weather.  To be a volunteer for this program you will need to volunteer for a minimum of 3 dates. Bring your own bug spray and enjoy the music.  

 

Adopt A Park, Adopt a Trail and Adopt a Field
Our adopt programs have been developed by the Naperville Park District to recruit and train residents and business community members who wish to assist in the general care and maintenance of parks and park amenities by selecting a specific location to adopt.

Eagle Scout and Gold Award 
Scouts interested in Boy Scout Eagle Scout and Girl Scouts Gold Award should contact Lynnette Hoole, Volunteer Coordinator for an interview to discuss your ideas for the Naperville Park District. Please come prepared with your initial idea, time frame and interests to discuss. 

Volunteer Coordinator Lynnette Hoole can be reached at lhoole@napervilleparks.org or 630-848-3606


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