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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 

Camp Counselor IN Training
When:       Wednesday, June 7, 2017          4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
                 Thursday, June 29, 2017             4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where:      Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL   Room 205
Who:         Ages 14 to 17 years
What:        The Counselor in Training (CIT) program provides young teens the opportunity to develop skills as 
                  leaders in a creative and safe environment. CIT's are offered a wide range of activities that allow
                  them to expand their activities in preparation for becoming camp counselors.
                  Participation in the CIT program is by selection. Those interested must attend an interview session.
                  Register for session 1 (program code 15470) the interview is Wednesday, June 7th @ 4 p.m.
                  Register for session 2 (program code 15471) the interview is Thursday, June 29th @ 4 p.m. 
                  Those selected will go on to be CIT's in our Early Childhood Summer Camps  that meet Monday -
                  Thursday's 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for one week. 

Golf Course Seeding 
When:     1st Monday of the month starting May through Sept. at Springbrook Golf Course,  8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
                 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  RESCHEDULED
When:       Saturday, May 27th, 2017  8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where:      
                  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.  

Soccer Bag Return
When:     Saturday, June 3rd   1st Shift  10 am to 1:30 pm
                                                  2nd Shift 1:30 pm to 5 pm
Where:    Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 
Who:       One to two volunteers per shift.  Ages 13 to adult
What:     Volunteers will accept returned bags from coaches and disassemble them.  Training will be provided at the site at                     the beginning of each shift.

Frontier Kite Fly Festival
When:        Sunday, June 4, 2017  1st shift     9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                        2nd shift    12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where:       Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville
Who:          Ten to fifteen volunteers, ages 14 years to adult
What:         Volunteers will monitor the activities that guests will be enjoying.  Volunteer t shirts will be issued to all
                   volunteers. Please bring a hat, water bottle, sunglasses, and sunscreen for you own personal use.  If
                   you would like to volunteer for both shifts please note that on when you sign up for this event.  
                   Volunteers will enjoy a day in the sunshine and all the kites being flown by professionals and others. 

Carillon Ambassadors
When:       Tuesdays; June 6, 2017 thru August 22, 2017       6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
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, visitors center and other information regarding the facility. 

Bingo           
When:        Thursday, June 8, 2017          12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, June 22, 2017        12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  Filled
                   Thursday, July 6, 2017            12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  Filled
                   Thursday, July 20, 2017          12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  Filled
                   Thursday, Aug 3, 2017            12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, Aug 17, 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.

Boys' Night
When:     Friday, June 9, 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.

Parent/Child Campout
When:       Saturday, June 10, 2017  (rain date is June 24- 25)
                                   1st shift;  3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                                   2nd shift; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
                  Sunday, June 11, 2017
                                   1st shift;  7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 
Who:         Two to three volunteers per shift, ages 16 years to adult (unless the volunteer is volunteering with
                   their parent then the minimum age is 14)
What:         Volunteers should like children, be friendly and outgoing, enjoy being outside and interacting with
                   people. Volunteers will assist in various activities as per shift.  
                  1st; help set up/clean up dinner, drinks, check out games, nets.  Encourage children to play while
                   parents set up tents.  Other duties as needed
                   2nd; assist with dinner clean up, hikes, making smores and other duties as needed.
                   1st shift  Sunday, June 11th.  Help set up/clean up breakfast, assist families with check out and other
                   duties as needed. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own bug spray, hat, rain gear if needed. 

Family Campout
When:       Saturday, June 17, 2017  (rain date is June 24- 25)
                                   1st shift;  3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                                   2nd shift; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
                  Sunday, June 18, 2017
                                   1st shift;  7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 
Who:         Two to three volunteers per shift, ages 16 years to adult (unless the volunteer is volunteering with
                   their parent then the minimum age is 14)
What:         Volunteers should like children, be friendly and outgoing, enjoy being outside and interacting with
                   people. Volunteers will assist in various activities as per shift.  
                  1st; help set up/clean up dinner, drinks, check out games, nets.  Encourage children to play while
                   parents set up tents.  Other duties as needed
                   2nd; assist with dinner clean up, hikes, making smores and other duties as needed.
                   1st shift  Sunday, June 11th.  Help set up/clean up breakfast, assist families with check out and other
                   duties as needed. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own sunscreen, hat, bug spray and rain gear. 

Fort Hill Summer Adventure Camp 
When:     June 13 - 15th      11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                June 20 - 22nd     11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                June 27 - 29th      11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                July 11 - 13th        11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                July 18 - 20th        11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                July 25 - 27th        11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                Aug 1 - 3rd            11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                Aug 8 - 10th          11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
                Aug 15 - 17th        11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Who:       Two to four volunteers ages 14 years to adult
Where:    Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 
What:      Volunteers will help with games, crafts and sports for this half day camp at the Fort Hill Activity Center.  
                 Each week will have a different theme and related activities.  Volunteers should bring a daily snack/lunch
                 and drink in an unbreakable container.  Volunteers will be issued a t shirt to wear each day.  Please
                 select at least two weeks to volunteer for.

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.
                  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, June 13, 2017   11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, Naperville
                 Tuesday, June 20, 2017   11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court,
                 Tuesday, June 27, 2017   11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, Naperville
                 Tuesday, July 11, 2017     11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Riverwalk Grand Pavilion,  912 Sindt Court, 
                 Tuesday, July 18, 2017     11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, Naperville
                 Tuesday, July 25, 2017     11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court, 
Where:     Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court Naperville.  Enter into the Centennial Park parking lot at
                 500 Jackson Ave.   
                  Frontier Park, enter from the 3415 Book Road entrance. The event will be just inside the park near
                  the parking lot.
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. 

Summer is Here!
When:     Friday, July 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 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

Shakespear in the Park
When:
      Friday, July 14, 2017   6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:      Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court, Naperville, IL  
Who:         One to two volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will handout programs before the performance begins, volunteers will be given a
                  Naperville Park District Volunteer t shirt to wear.  Volunteers are encouraged to stay and watch
                  the performance.   

Ice Cream Day
When:     Friday, July 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 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
 

 

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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