Volunteer with the Naperville Park District
Santa House Volunteers
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
Prospective volunteers are asked to fill out our new online volunteer application.
Students (17 and under) should complete the student application.
Adults (18 and up) should complete the adult application.
All applicants must fill out the authorization for background check form
We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment.
Take the Parks Volunteer Training course
Mulch in the Parks RESCHULED DUE TO RAIN
When: Thursday, June 13th 2013 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Hunters Woods, 2007 Lakeview Court Naperville
Who: 6-8 Volunteers, ages 14 to adult
What: Spread mulch along trails in the paSoccer Coaches Meeting
When: Saturday, August 10th, 2013 7 am to 9:30 am 7 volunteers needed
Monday, August 12th, 2013 6 pm to 8:15 pm 4 volunteers needed
Where: Players Indoor Facility, 1740 W. Quincy Ave, Naperville
Who: 14 years of age to Adult, volunteers who are eager and full of energy and ready to help
What: Organize, sort and hand out soccer coaches equipment to coaches before the season.
When: Friday, December 13th, 2013 4 - 6 pm, Available 6 - 8 pm FILLED
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 11:30 am - 3 pm, 3 - 6:30 pm both shifts available
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 11:30 am - 3 pm, Available 3 - 6:30 pm FILLED
Monday, December 16th, 2013 4 - 6 pm, 6 - 8 pm both shifts available
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 4 - 6 pm, 6 - 8 pm both shifts available
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 4 - 6 pm, Available 6 - 8 pm Filled
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 4 - 6 pm, Available 6 - 8 pm Filled
Friday, December 20th, 2013 4 - 6 pm, FILLED 6 - 8:30 pm FILLED
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 11:30 am - 3 pm, Available 3 - 6:30 pm Available
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 11:30 am - 3 pm, FILLED 3 - 6:30 pm FILLED
Where: Santa House, at the intersection of Webster and Jackson Ave. on the Riverwalk, Naperville, IL
Who: 2-4 Volunteers, ages 14 and up (12-13 aged volunteers can come with an adult)
What: Greet participants, assist Santa with guests. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate attire and holiday apron provided during shift. Holiday hats are welcome, dress warm and bring gloves.
Group Santa Celebrations FILLED
When: Saturday, December 14th, 2013 10 am to 12:30 pm
Where: 95th Street Center Room 205, 2244 West 95th Street, Naperville IL
Who: 2 Volunteers per session, ages 12 and up
What: Help set up activities, crafts and games. Work with the groups for these activities and help with clean up
Candy Cane Lane FILLED
When: Friday, December 13th, 2013 4:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL
Who: 35 Volunteer, ages 12 years to adult
What: Help to decorate, set up and run games, crafts, check in participants, serve food and help take down decorations and games after the event and general clean up. Volunteers must be on time for this event.
Gingerbread House Prep FILLED
When: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 5:30 pm (until it is done. usually about 2 hours) 7:30 pm
Where: The Barn, 421 W. Martin Ave. Naperville, IL Room C
Who: 12-16 Volunteer, ages 14 and up
What: Cutting and putting together gingerbread houses.
New Year's Eve Celebration
When: Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 4-7 pm
Where: Riverwalk Eatery and Carillon
Who: 3-4 Volunteers, ages 16 and up
What: Help with crafts and games for children as well as serving refreshments to public attending the festivities at the event. Volunteers are asked to dress warm with layers for this event, you will be outside and inside during this event.
When: Immediately thru fall of 2014
Where: Nature Center, Knoch Knolls Park 336 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who: 1 - 2 Volunteers, ages 16 and up
What: 1 to 2 times per week, any day, any time during the day to document process of the construction of the Nature Center. Volunteer must have their own digital camera, and experience with digital photography. Photos must be able to be electronically sent to Park District weekly. Volunteer will be interviewed by Nature Center Manager prior to starting this project.
Office Work - Compilation of information
When: Immediately thru winter of 2014
Where: This project can be done at the Admin Buidling or at volunteers home
Who: 1 Volunteer, age 18 and up
What: This volunteer should be familiar and comfortable with creating and working in Microsoft Excel. You would be creating a list of all District 203 and 204 schools information. The benefit of this would be the opportunity to be involved with the new Nature Center being built, work at your own pace. It is helpful if the volunteer is familiar with Naperville and Naperville schools. The The benefits of this
Adopt-A-Park and Adopt a Trail are programs developed by the Naperville Park District that recruits and trains 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.