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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. We need receptionists for our senior adult programs, special event helpers, coaches for youth sports, and more. 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 new online volunteer application. Please follow these  two steps,
    1st step is to fill out 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 off and fill out the background check form for the DCFS and return to the Volunteer Coordinator. Hold your cursor over the word authorization in the next paragraph and then click to open the page. 

Students (17 and under) should complete the

Adults (18 and up) should complete the

All applicants  must  fill out the

We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment

Take the Parks Volunteer Training Course

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

When:        Thursday, May 12th    12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, May 26th    12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, June 9th     12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, June 23rd   12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, July 7th       12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, July 21st     12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, Aug 4th       12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, Aug 18th     12:30 - 2:45 pm

Where:     Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.
Who:        2-3  volunteers per shift, ages 16 to adult.  All volunteers may be interviewed for this opportunity before starting as a Bingo volunteer.  Skills for these volunteers cannot be determined online.  Volunteers must commit for a minimum of 2 dates.
What:       Volunteers will help serve lunch, replenish drinks, assist with consolation prize basket, clean up after the event and other tasks requested by the Bingo Coordinator. To help with this event please contact 

Park Clean Up 
When:        Saturday, April 30th  8:30 am to 11 am
Where:       Walnut Ridge Woods, 1092 Augustana Drive, Naperville
Who:          Viridian Volunteers are welcoming other volunteers interested in helping to come out and participate in removing invasive plants and mulching the trail through this wooded area.  If you are interested in this project please contact Lynnette Hoole Volunteer Coordinator with the Naperville Park District at  for more information. 

Earth Day ~ It's a season not just a day
When:        Various times during the spring season  
Where:       Various locations around the city of Naperville. 
Who:          Scouts, Homeowner Assoc., clubs, individuals
What:         Trail mulching, litter picking, garlic mustard pulling, seed bombing.  There are locations all over the city that need litter picking, and mulching of trails, as an example: Walnut Ridge Woods, Hunters Woods.  Contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 for locations and dates.


Nature Center Front Desk Volunteer
When:     Saturdays  9 am to 12 noon
                                 12 noon to 3 pm
                Sundays   12 noon to 3 pm
Where:    Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville
Who:       1 volunteer per shift, 18 years to adult 
What:      These volunteers would be at the front desk of the Nature Center two shift sper month.  Greet visitors and orient them to the nature center. Keep a tally of the number of visitors during your shift. Respond to phone calls and basic inquiries, provide basic information about the nature center and NPD programs. These volunteers should have a friendly positive attitude, be comfortable communicating with the general public and be interested in ecology and natural history. Orientation and training is provided to these volunteers. Volutneer are asked to wear a volunteer shirt that will be provided.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact or call 630-848-3606.


World of Wheels
When:        Monday, May 2nd  10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where:      Whole Foods Naperville, 2607 W. 75th Street, Naperville, IL
Who:         4-6 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:        Greet guests and assist in the event.  This event has preschool age guest and parents, volunteers will stand by to guide and supervise the preschoolers as they explore the vehicles at this event.  If you are interested in helping with this event please contact

T Ball/ Coach Pitch/ Machine Pitch Coaches Meeting 
When:         Saturday, May 14th       9 am to 12 noon  1st shift
                                                         12 noon to 3 pm   2nd shift
Where:       Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Street, Naperville, IL  upper level, Community Hall
Who:           6 - 10 volunteers  ages  12 to adult
What:          Assist the program coordinators set up coaches materials for the upcoming baseball season.  If you are interested in helping with this event please contact  All volunteers are required to have the volunteer application and DCFS form on file with the Naperville Park District. 

Dance Academy Rehearsal Volunteers
When:         Friday, May 20th   3:45 pm to 8:15 pm
Where:        Naperville North High School, 899 Mill Street, Naperville, IL
Who:           2 volunteers 
What:          Volunteers will be greeting parents and students directing them where they need to be.  These volunteers will be given an over view of the events of the day at the start of the evening.    Volunteers are asked to wear a white top and black pants to be identified as a volunteer by participants.

DuPage County Riversweep 2016
When:           Saturday, May 21st 2016  9 am to noon
Where:          various locations in our community, your location will be determined when you sign up
Who:              Families, groups, individuals willing to join in and work with others
What:             Removing debris and litter from a section of stream or pond in our community.  Supplies, technical support, snacks, water and trash pokers willb e provided by sponsoring organizaitons.  If you are interested in participating in this community wide event please go to or call 630-428-4500 ex 121

Volunteers Needed for Park District Annual Dance Recital
When:         Sunday, May 22, 2016  
                     1st Shift  12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
                     2nd Shift 4 pm to 5 pm
Where:        Naperville North High School, 899 North Mill Street, Naperville, IL  entrance doors E 8 and E 9
Who:            2 volunteer per shift,   minimum age for volunteers would be 14 years to adult
What:          Volunteers will be needed to greet the parents and families of the participants of the recital.  Directing these guests to the seating area and handing out programs as they pass through the doors of the auditorium.  Volunteers are asked to wear a white top, black pants and comfortable shoes.

Soccer Bag Return
When:        Saturday, June 3rd      1st shift    10 am to 1:30 pm
                                                      2nd shift   1:15 pm to 5 pm
Where:      Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville in the lower level lobby
Who:         2 - 3 volunteer per shift  13 years and older
What:        Assist the coaches returning the soccer bags.  Then disassemble the bags into bins.  If interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Lynnette Hoole at 

Barn Farewell Event
When:         June 4th 2016        3:30 pm to 6 pm        1st shift
                                                   5:30 pm to 9:30 pm   2nd shift 
Where:        The Barn, 421 Martin Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:           5-10 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:          Volunteers will attend to guests that are using the inflatables, hand out event bags to guests, give directions to activities going on during the celebration. Volunteers will be required to wear a volunteer t shirt provided for the event.  This is an opportunity for volunteers to help with a moment of history in our community.  If you are interested and available in this volunteer opportunity please contact Lynnette Hoole, Volunteer Coordinator or call 630-848-3606

Kite Fest
When:     Saturday, June 5th, 2016   9:30 am to 4:30 pm
                                           1st shift    9:30 am to 12:30 pm
                                           2nd shift   12:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Where:    Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Road, Naperville, IL 
Who:       12-18 volunteers  ages 14 years to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist in a community event that attracts several hundreds of guests and participants.  This is a family friendly activity, guests will have children of all ages.  Volunteers will watch over the inflatable's and other games, give information to guests needing assistance.  



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. or 630-848-3606




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