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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
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All applicants  must  fill out the


We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment
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Take the Parks Volunteer Training course


Spring Volunteer Opportunities
 

Bingo
When:      Wednesday, April 29th   12:30 - 2:30 pm  FILLED
                 Wednesday, May 13th   12:30 - 2:30 pm   FILLED
                 Wednesday, May 27th   12:30 - 2:30 pm
                 Wednesday, June 10th  12:30 - 2:30 pm
                 Wednesday, June 24th  12:30 - 2:30 pm
                 Friday,         July 10th    12:30 - 2:30 pm
                 Wednesday, July 22nd    12:30 - 2:30 pm
Where:     Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.
Who:        2 volunteers per shift, ages 16 to adult.  All volunteers must 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.

Spring Spruce Up  RESCHEDULED DUE TO EXPECTED WEATHER
When:     Saturday, May 2nd   8:30 am to 11:30 am
Where:    Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville
Who:       10-15 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers will help spread mulch around the tree rings in the west branch of the park, near the Grand Pavilion. Tools are provided, it is suggested that volunteers bring gloves, water, hats if needed.  All volunteers need to reserve a place in this opportunity and they will be required to sign in at the beginning of the event.  

Road Rally  
When:     Saturday, April 25th, 3:30 pm to 8 pm  ROAD RALLY
Where:   Various sites throughout or community, these will be assigned at the pre event meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd
Who:       20 volunteers ages  15 to adult
What:      Volunteers for this event should have the willingness to work rain or shine, there are games that the teams must participate in to get the clue for the next step of the rally.  Volunteers make sure the games are played and hand out the clues.  This is a very fun activity and is even more fun when done with a group to handle the a site.  To volunteer for this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606

Rain Barrel Delivery and Pick Up  CANCELED
When:     Saturday, April 25th, 7:45 am to 12:15 pm
Where:    South Maint. Facility parking lot 3415 Book Road, Naperville, IL 
Who:        2-4 volunteers ages 14 to adult 
What:       Assist the residents who come to pick up their rain barrels with getting them into their automobile.  These are not heavy just awkward to move This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested. 

Carillon Ambassador
When:    Year round to start immediately 1-2 hours per week.
Where:   Carillon Tower, Riverwalk, Naperville, IL
Who:      4-10 volunteers ages 18 years to adult
What:     These ambassadors will support the Carillon operations and events through the year by communication with the visitors and presentations to groups visiting the Carillon.  The Carillon Ambassadors will have a training specific to this volunteer opportunity.  Please contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

Coaches Meeting   DATE  and TIME CHANGE
When:    Sunday, May 16th, 2015  8 am to 1 pm
               Where:  Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville  Community Hall upper level
Who:     4-8 volunteers  ages 12 to adult
What:    Help set up equipment and coaching materials before the Coach Pitch/T Ball meeting.  Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing to allow active movement and ability to stand. Volunteers may be available for both shifts if they would like. 

 

Golf Course Divot Repair
When:      1st Monday of each month 8:30 am to 10:30 am  Naperbrook Golf Course
                 (May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, Aug 3rd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd)
                  2nd Monday of each month 8 am to 10 am   Springbrook Golf Course 
                 (May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, Aug 10th, Sept 14th, Oct 12th, Nov 9th)

Where:     1st Monday of the month Naperbrook Golf Course,  22204 Hassert Road, Plainfield IL, 
                 2nd Monday of the month Springbrook Golf Course  2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL 
Who:         2-10 volunteers ages 12 to adult (groups welcomed)
What:        Volunteers are given a mixture of soil, seed and sand to drop in divots to help repair spots left from the golfers.  No bending, lifting or fast paced walking is required for this volunteer help. This is a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy a beautiful setting and helping the community at the same time.  This is great for the old and young, come out and give it a try.  Volunteers can select one day or several days, it is necessary to register for this event 2 days before the date you would like to participate. Volunteers should commit to a  minimum of 2 dates.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. 

Wonderful World of Wheels
When:      
Monday, May 4th 2015 10:30 am to 1:15 pm
Where:     Whole Foods Naperville, 2607 W. 75th Street, Naperville, IL  (parking lot)
Who:        3-6 volunteers ages 14 to adult 
What:       Volunteers will help direct traffic, hand out hats, flyers and other materials to participants.   This event is held outside so please dress according to the weather for the day.  This event includes the large vehicles parked in the parking lot area.  The children will enjoy having the opportunity to look at, touch and enjoy seeing these vehicles up close. 
 

Spring Fever Reliever  FILLED
When:      Saturday, May 9th   
                 1st shift      9:15 am to 12 noon
                 2nd shift    11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where:     Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 
Who:        20-25 volunteers ages 12 to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist with the events and activities during this time.  Supervision the jumpy houses, face painting, handing out bags filled with materials regarding the programs offered by the Park District.

Battle of the Band Judges
When:       Friday, May 15, 2015  4:30 - 7:30 pm
Where:      Central Park Band Shell, 104 E. Benton, Naperville, IL
Who:         4 - 7 Adults in the community that are music minded and has an appreciation for all types of music.  Judges must not be affiliated with any music groups in our local high schools.
What:        Listen to the groups and judge based a specific range.  Judges will be interviewed before they are accepted as judges for this event. Please contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer for this event.

Dance Academy Recital Rehearsals 
When:  
 Thursday, May 14th 2015  3:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:   Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave, Naperville, IL  Located on North Central College campus
Who:      4 volunteers ages 16 to adult
What:     Volunteers will greet students and parents, giving directions on where to go.  Volunteers are asked to wear a nice white top, black pants and closed toe shoes.  Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with parents and students.

 

Golf Course Garden Volunteers Needed
When:       Saturday, May 16th  8:30 am to 11:30 am
Where:      Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses
Who:         Groups and individuals all ages
What:        Volunteers are need to assist in planting the flowers beds and seasonal plantings in the front of the golf course club houses and parking lots. Tools, flowers and instructions will be provided.  This is a great opportunity for a scout troop, youth group or garden club looking for a spring project. 

Dance Academy Recital
When:    
 Sunday, May 17th  
                 1st shift  12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
                 2nd shift 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Where:     Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave, Naperville.  Located on North Central College campus
Who:        4 volunteers ages 16 to adult
What:      These volunteers will be asked to greet students and parents then direct them to where they need to go before each show time. These volunteers should be comfortable to interact with parents and children.  Willing to give directions and answer questions when asked.  Volunteers will be asked to wear a nice white top, black pants and comfortable closed toe shoes. 

Questions? or if you have an event you would like to volunteer for please contact Lynnette Hoole by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 630-848-3606.

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 care for.


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