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Volunteer with the Naperville Park District

 

 

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 

 

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

                  2nd Monday of the month start through September at Naperbrook Golf Course  8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
                  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.  

Machine Pitch/Coach Pitch City Championships
When:        July 19, 2017      5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
                   July 20, 2017      5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
                   July 21, 2017      5:30 p.m. t-8:30 p.m. ( if necessary due to rain make ups on previous nights)
Where:       Nike Park  288 W. Diehl, Naperville, IL  (ball fields) 
Who:          Two to six volunteers ages 14 years to adult  
What:         Volunteers will need to have a basic understanding of the game.  Be able to make a call out or a
                   safe call during game play.  Enforce the rules from the site manager for game play.  Volunteer
                   umpires should wear black or blue shorts/pants and black or blue t shirt.   Volunteers should bring
                   an unbreakable water bottle and bug spray.

Monarch Festival Projects
When:      July 19 - Sept 17 2017
Where:     Projects to be completed at volunteers locations then delivered to KKNC
Who:        Volunteers with carpentry, sewing and painting skills 
What:       1st project:   Build bag toss game, slanted ramp/board with painted flowers on face
                 2nd project:  Paint flowers on face of the bag toss game 
                 3rd project:   Sew bean bags of pollinators (bees, monarchs, moths and bats) 
                 These projects would be used for the Monarch Festival Sept, 17, 2017 at the KKNC.
                 Volunteers can complete these projects at their homes and then delivered to the KKNC prior to the
                 Festival.  Materials will be selected by the volunteer and then reimbursed with receipts at the 
                 time of delivery.  
  

Carillon Ambassadors

When:       Tuesdays; June 13, 2017 thru August 22, 2017       6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
                  July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15 and Aug 22, 2017
Where:      Millennium Carillon Visitors Center, 443 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:         Two to three volunteers  ages 16 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will help with set-up and take-down of the concerts as well as answer attendee questions
                  or direct them to the correct person to get the correct answer.  Volunteer will be issued a Carillon polo,
                  they should wear comfortable shoes for standing during the evening.  Volunteers will be initially trained
                  with information about the tower, visitor's center and other information regarding the facility. 

Centennial Beach Volunteers
When:           Tuesday's  June 27 thru Aug 29, 2017       3:30 p.m.  - 5 p.m. *July 25 filled
                      Wednesday's June 28 thru Aug 30, 2017   3:30 p.m.  - 5 p.m.
                      Friday's June 30 thru Sept 1, 2017             3:30  p.m. - 5 p.m.
                      Sunday's July 2 thru Sept 3, 2017              10:00 a.m. -11: 30 a.m.
Where:          Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:             One to two volunteers each shift, ages 13 years to adult
What:            Volunteers will help staff with upkeep of the grounds.  Volunteers will wear a volunteer t shirt
                      provided by beach staff, shorts and flip flops are acceptable for this volunteer opportunity.
                      Volunteers should bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, refillable water bottle.  Volunteer should
                      sign up for a minimum of three shifts/days for this volunteer opportunity. 

Bingo         
When:        Thursday, July 20, 2017          12 noon - 2:30 p.m.  Filled
                   Thursday, Aug 3, 2017            12 noon - 2:30 p.m.  Filled
                   Thursday, Aug 17, 2017          12 noon - 2:30 p.m.  
                   Thursday, Sept 7, 2017           12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Sept 21, 2017         12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017            12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Oct 19, 2017           12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017            12noon - 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017          12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017            12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017          12 noon - 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.

Concerts in Your Park              
When:       Sunday, July 23rd,  Rotary Hill, 443 Aurora Ave, Naperville, 6;15 - 8:45 p.m. FILLED
                  Sunday, July 30th,  Buttonwood Park, 801 Buttonwood Circle, Naperville, 6:15 - 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.
                  Volunteers 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.

Children's Lunch Hour Entertainment
When:      Tuesday, July 25, 2017     11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court, FILLED
Where:     Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court Naperville.  Enter into the Centennial Park parking lot at
                 500 Jackson Ave.  Naperville.
Who:        Three to four volunteers ages 12 years to adult.  
What:       Volunteers will help engage the young guest as the performance runs.  Handing out materials for the
                 children and then gathering them from the guests after the performance.  All volunteers will be issued
                 a volunteer t shirt that must be worn during the performance.  Please select a minimum of three
                 dates to participate with. 

Jr. Tour D' Naperville
When:       Saturday, August 12, 2017  7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where:      Commissioners Park, 37045 111th Street, Naperville, IL
Who:         Sixteen to twenty volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will help to set up and take down the stations for the event.  Event management of
                  these stations during the ride.  Volunteers should be enthusiastic and willing to have fun with the event. 

Arbor Way Park - Mulching tree rings
When:           Saturday, August 12, 2017  8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where:          Arbor Way Park, 204 Cedarbrook Road, Naperville, IL 
Who:             Ten to twenty volunteers ages 12 years (with an adult) to adult
What:            Volunteers will load mulch into wheelbarrows, move mulch to the base of the tree and dump the mulch,
                      another volunteer will move the mulch to the shape of a ring around the base.  Litter picking, gathering sticks
                      from the park for the mowers.  This is a great community project for scouts, families and anyone

Soccer Coaches Meeting  FILLED
When:      Saturday, Aug 12, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                 Monday, Aug 14, 2017    6:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.
Where:     Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 
Who:        One to four volunteers ages 13 years to adult
What:       Volunteers will help set up for the fall soccer coaches meeting.  Move boxes, unpack and set out soccer
                 equipment and first aid kits.  

Parent Child Camp Out
When:
       Saturday, September 9, 2017   1st shift    2:30 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.
                                                                      2nd shift  5:50 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.
                   Sunday, September 10, 2017    3rd shift:   6:00 a.m.  - 9:00 a.m.
Where:       Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565
Who:          Two to four volunteers per shift   ages 16 years to adult
What:         1st shift:  Volunteers will help set up/clean up dinner, drinks, check out games, nets, etc.  
                   encourage/play with the children while parents are setting up tents
                   2nd shift:  Volunteers will assist with hikes, making smores, and other duties as assigned.
                   3rd shift:   Volunteers will help set up/clean up breakfast, other duties as assigned. 
                   All volunteers should like children, hiking, being outside in hot or cool weather and capable of 
                   interacting with other people.  Volunteers will not help families set up or take down any tents
                   carrying items from or two cars is acceptable.  Shifts that occur during meal time will be included 
                   for volunteers during that shift.  All volunteers should bring bug spray, water bottle, hat, jacket
                   and wear sturdy shoes that tie.  

Monarch Festival
When:      Thursday, September 14, 2017    Training  7 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
                 Sunday, September 17, 2017      1st shift;  10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                                      2nd shift;  1:30 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Who:        Children's area  5 - 7 volunteers  16 years - adult
                 Costumed butterfly  1 - 2 volunteers  16 years - adult  (volunteer must
                 wear black pant/white shirt)
                 Parking lot attendants  2 - 3   21 years - adult
                 Monarch tag station  3 - 4 volunteers 16 years - adult
Where:     Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Drive, Naperville, IL 
What:       Volunteers will assist in set up and clean-up of the event.  Volunteers are encourage to
                 select the shift
 and station they prefer.  Volunteers will be provided t shirts to wear during
                 the event.  All volunteers must wear closed toe shoes, no tank tops or cut off shorts.  
 

Fall Family Camp Out
When:        Saturday, September 23, 2017  1st shift    2:30 p.m. -  5:30 p.m.
                                                                      2nd shift   5:50 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.
                   Sunday, September 24, 2017    3rd shift:   6:00 a.m.  - 9:00 a.m.
Where:       Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565
Who:          Two to four volunteers per shift   ages 16 years to adult
What:         1st shift:  Volunteers will help set up/clean up dinner, drinks, check out games, nets, etc.  
                   encourage/play with the children while parents are setting up tents
                   2nd shift:  Volunteers will assist with hikes, making smores, and other duties as assigned.
                   3rd shift:   Volunteers will help set up/clean up breakfast, other duties as assigned. 
                   All volunteers should like children, hiking, being outside in hot or cool weather and capable of 
                   interacting with other people.  Volunteers will not help families set up or take down any tents
                   carrying items from or two cars is acceptable.  Shifts that occur during meal time will be included 
                   for volunteers during that shift.  All volunteers should bring bug spray, water bottle, hat, jacket
                   and wear sturdy shoes that tie.  

 

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


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