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Volunteer with the Naperville Park District

 

Patti Sacco helping pull Bingo numbers!

 

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   FILLED   
When:        Thursday, February 23, 2017 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, March 9, 2017       12 noon to 2:30 p.m. 
                   Thursday, March 23, 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. 

Kids Night Out - Academy Awards  CANCELLED
When:    Friday, February 17, 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 years to adult
What:     Volunteers will assist in setting up the event, interacting with guest to ensure a wonderful event for all. Tasks will be to assist children with games; Scene It, Guess the Celebrity, Awards and more.  Training for volunteers on how to play the games will be provided at the time of sign in.  Volunteers are asked to wear a volunteer t shirt, if you do not have one it will be provided at the time of sign in.

Seuss Day
When:     Friday, March 3, 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 years to adult
What:      Volunteers will assist in setting up the event, interacting with guests to ensure a wonderful event for all.  Tasks will be to assist children with games that are themed to the event.  Training for volunteers will be provided the day of the event.  Volunteers are asked to wear a volunteer t shirt.  If you do not already have a t shirt one will be provided at the time of sign in.

Luck of the Irish
When:     Friday, March 17, 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 in setting up the event, interacting with guests to ensure a great event for all.  Tasks will be to assist children with games and themed activities.  Volunteers are asked to wear their favorite Luck of the Irish attire for the evening.

Let's Celebrate Spring Break Camp Mornings
When:       Tuesday, March 28th thru Friday, March 31st  8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Drive, Naperville, IL 
Who:         One to two volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will assist the Naturalist with the 2.5 hour nature camp for five to six year olds.  The camp will be outdoors volunteers should dress for the weather.  Volunteers should like working with children and with live animals.  People interested in volunteering for this camp must attend all four day of the camp to be considered for this opportunity. 

Let's Celebrate Spring Break Camp Afternoons
When:       Tuesday, March 28th thru Friday, March 31st  12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:          One to two volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:         Volunteers will assist the Naturalist with the 2.5 hour nature camp for seven to nine year olds.  This camp will be outdoors, volunteers should dress for the weather.  They should like working with children and with live animals.  People interested in volunteering for this camp must attend all four days of the camp to be considered for this volunteer opportunity.  

Girls Night Out
When:     Friday, March 31, 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 will assist in setting up the event, interacting with guests to ensure a great evening out.  Tasks will be to assist children and staff with games and activities.  Volunteers are asked to wear the Naperville Park District volunteer t shirt, if you do not have one it will be provided at the time of sign in.

Bunny Hop
When:      Friday, April 14, 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 to assist in setting up the event, 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 volunteer t shirt.  T shirts will be provided to those needing a t shirt at the time of sign in.

Spring Eggstravaganza
When:      Saturday, April 15, 2017  8 a.m. to noon
Where:     Seager Park Interpretive Center, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL 60540
Who:        Twelve to fifteen volunteers ages 16 years old to adult
What:       Volunteers will assit with setup of the event. During the event volunteers will assist guest with crafts, games and activities. After the event volunteers will assist in clean up.   Volunteers should enjoy working with young children and families. 

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:       Volounteers will assist participants and hand our Naperville Park District bags to guests.  Volunteers should dress for the weather this will be an outdoor event.  

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.  

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.

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

 

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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