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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

 Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Mother/Daughter Late Night
When:           Friday, October 9th  2015  5 to 9 pm
Where:          Naperville Park District 95th St. Center, 2244 95th Street, Naperville, IL  Class Room 207
Who:             4-6 volunteers, ages 14 to adult
What:            Volunteers will help fun games/activities, serve refreshments, help with crafts and clean up at the end of the event.  Volunteers should be good with children ages 4-7, outgoing and enthusiastic.    

Production Assistant Volunteer
When:         October 2015 thru January 2016
                    Tuesday's      6-10 pm
                    Wednesday's 6-10 pm
                    Sunday's       12-6 pm
Where:        Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center and Naperville Central High School
Who:           1 volunteer ages 16 to adult
What:          This volunteer will serve as an assistant to the Director of the productions at the auditions, rehearsals and performances.  This volunteer must be comfortable interacting with children and parents.  Knowledge of or the ability to learn the operation of a production audition, rehearsal, performance and post performance is necessary.  This volunteer must be present for the eight performances the weekends of January 15-17, 2016, January 22-24, 2016.

Nature Center Front Desk Volunteer
When:       Saturday's     9 am to 12 pm
                                       12 pm to 3 pm
                  Sunday's       12 pm to 3 pm
Where:      Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who:         1  volunteer per shift, ages 18 years and older 
What:        Volunteers will work the front desk while staff are onsite conducting programs and/or developing programs.  Duties include greeting and interacting with nature center visitors, keep track of visitor numbers and providing basic information in person and on the telephone. An interest in the outdoors and nature is preferred.  Volunteers will be provided with a volunteer t shirt. Training is provided and an interview is required.  

When:       Friday,  Oct 9th          12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Mon,     Oct. 12th        11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Family Bingo (Columbus Day)
                  Friday,  Oct 23rd        12:40 - 2:40 pm FILLED
                  Friday,  Nov. 6th         12:40 - 2:40 pm FILLED
                  Friday,  Nov. 20th       12:40 - 2:40 pm FILLED
                  Friday,  Dec 4th          12:40 - 2:40 pm  FILLED
                  Friday,  Dec 18th        12:40 - 2:40 pm  FILLED
                  Mon,     Dec 28th        11:40 am - 1:40 pm  Grandparent/Grandchild Bingo FILLED
Where:     Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.
Who:        2 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Golf Course Divot Repair
When & Where: 1st Monday of each month 8:30 am to 10:30 am
                              Naperbrook Golf Course 22204 Hassert Road, Plainfield, IL
                             ( Nov 2nd)

                             2nd Monday of each month 8 am to 10 am  
                             Springbrook Golf Course 2220 W. 83rd St. Naperville, IL 
                            ( Oct 12th, Nov 9th)
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 all ages, 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.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.


Ghost Stories in the Park in the Dark - Don Gingold
When:       Friday, October 9th             6 pm to 9:30 pm
                 Saturday, October 10th       5 pm to 7:30 pm       1st show  Filled
                                                             7:30 pm to 9:30 pm  2nd show Filled
                 Sunday, October 11th         5 pm to 7:30 pm  Filled
Where:    Riverwalk Grand Pavilion,  500 W. Jackson Ave.  Naperville, IL 60540
Who:       1-2 volunteers ages 15 to adult
What:     Volunteers are asked to help setup/take down scenery for the show, help serve refreshments after the show and assist as needed during the event.   Volunteers should take special care to dress for the weather, all of the shows will take place outside.

Garden Plot End of the Season Gleaning
When:     Tuesday, October 13th   8:30 am to 12 noon  (Rain date is Wednesday, Oct. 14th)
Where:    Ron Ory Community Garden, 811 S. West Street, Naperville, IL
Who:       10-50 volunteers all ability and ages are welcomed.

What:      Help gather all produce left in the garden plots after the season and donate to the local food bank Loaves and Fishes.  Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather.  Bring tools and buckets for your own use, some tools like shovels, buckets and wheel barrows will be available.  Volunteers can come for an hour or the whole morning.  All volunteers are welcomed, if you are interested in this event please contact Lynnette Hoole by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

TNT Attendants
When:            Friday, Oct. 23rd  6:40 pm to 9:15 pm
                       Friday, Nov. 6th   6:40 pm to 9:15 pm
                       Friday, Jan. 8th    6:40 pm to 9:15 pm
                       Friday, Jan. 15th  6:40 pm to 9:15 pm
                       Friday, Feb. 5th    6:40 pm to 9:15 pm
Where:           Madison Jr. High School, 1000 River Oak Drive, Naperville IL  
Who:              4-5 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:             Volunteers will help monitor the inflatables's during the event.  Volunteers will make sure there are no more than the allowed amount of students in the inflatable at any one time, they will watch the inflatable to let staff know of any problems with the inflatable.  Volunteers will wear a park district volunteer t shirt during the event that will be supplied by the park district at no charge to the volunteer.  Volunteers must commit to a minimum of two dates to be able to receive service hours.  If interested in this opportunity please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-848-3606 to sign up.  

Pumpkin Decorating and S'mores  FILLED
When:        Saturday, October 24th  7:45 am to 12 pm
Where:      Seager Park Pavilion, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL
Who:          6-8 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:         Volunteers will assist families decorating and carving pumpkins.  Volunteers will pass out the items needed for the s'mores at the fire pit, help manage the fire, assist guests on the hayrides.  Volunteers for this event should be friendly, good with kids, able to communicate directions with adults as well al children.  

Halloween Happening
When:    Sunday, October 25th  11:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where:   Naperville  Riverwalk Grand Pavilion (located west of Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave.)
Who:      150 volunteers ages 12 to adult
What:      Volunteers are asked to come in costume, all costumes should be suitable for young ages.  Volunteers will set up simple games for the guests, run the games, hand out candy and then clean up the game and return the unused candy.  Some volunteers might be asked to help hand out bags or take surveys.  Volunteers will be able to get necessary signatures for school at the end of this event or they can take a proof of hours letter with them. Pizza and soda will be available for volunteers at the end of the event between 4 and 4:30 pm.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer for this event. All volunteers must have filled out the volunteer application (available at  the top of this page) and the DCFS form (available at the top of this page)

Soccer Coaches Meeting
When:      Wednesday, Oct 28th  5:30 pm to 7:15 pm
Where:     Players Indoor Soccer  1740 W. Quincy Ave. Naperville, IL 
Who:        2-4 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:       Help set up and organize for the coaches meeting, assist coordinators during the meeting and then take down at the end of the meeting.  

Olaf's Birthday Bash
When:       Friday, December 4th 5-8 pm
Where:      Alfred Rubin Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville.  Class room 202
Who:         4-6 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:        Volunteers will participate in setting up the event with games, crafts, snacks and assist the photographer and princesses during the event.  Volunteers will be instructed on proper attire closer to the day of the event.  

Skating with Santa
When:      Saturday, December 5th  11 am to 1:30 pm
Where:     Rocket Ice Arena, 180 Canterberry Lane, Bolingbrook, IL
Who:        1-3 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:       Volunteers must be able to have at least minimum ice skating skills.  One volunteer must be out on the ice with Santa during the skate time.  The other volunteer will be assisting the young skaters and the other activities going on during the event.  More details to follow, if interested in this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register as a volunteer. 

Donuts with Santa
Sunday, December 20th 8:30 am to 12 noon
Where:       Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson St. Naperville Community Hall
Who:          6-9 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:        Assist in setting up the decorating items for the donut decorating, and serve the cocoa.  Volunteers who register to help with this event will receive details closer to the date of the event.  To register for this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.


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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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