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Volunteer with the Naperville Park District

 

 

Alex McCurdy built a compost bin at the Idea Gardens on West Street

 

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 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
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Take the Parks Volunteer Training course

See below for Holiday Volunteer Training information
 


Fall Volunteer Opportunities
 

Senior Bingo and Grandparent Grandchild Bingo
When:         Friday, Nov. 7th 2014                  12:30 - 2:30 pm  
                     Wednesday, Nov. 19th 2014      12:30 - 2:30 pm
                     Friday, Dec. 5th, 2014       12:30 - 2:30 pm
                     Wednesday, Dec. 17th 2014      12:30 - 2:30 pm
                     Monday, Dec. 29th 2014 Grandparent/Grandchild Bingo  11 am - 1:30  pm
Where:        Alfred Rubin Centre, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:           2 volunteers per shift, ages 16 to adult.  All volunteers must be interviewed for this position before being   accepted as a volunteer, skills for these positions cannot be determined online. Volunteers must commit for a minimum of two dates.
What:           Volunteers will help serve food, replenish drinks, assist seniors with clean up after lunch, verify bingo numbers, assist with consolation prize basket, clean up after event and any other tasks requested by the Bingo Coordinator.  

Mulch at Wildflower Park
When:      Wednesday, Nov. 5th  8 am to 2:30 pm
Where:     Wildflower Park, Aurora Ave. Napverville, meet with Central Parks at the park sign behind the Jewel
Who:        2-6 volunteer ages 16 to adult
What:       Help our Central Parks staff prepare the area for winter.  Mulching trees is a vital part of protecting the trees in our parks for the upcoming winter.  We provide all the tools necessary.  Be at the park sign by 8 am to get started!  This project will run rain or shine.  

Soccer Equipment Help FILLED
When:      Wednesday, November 5th 2014  3:30 to 5:30 pm 
Where:     Alfred Rubin Building, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL   in the lower level
Who:        2-3 volunteers ages 13- adult
What:       Volunteers will assist soccer coordinators in taking apart and disassembling soccer coaches bags. Volunteers can dress casual, this project should not take much more than 1 hour all volunteers will recieve 2 hours of service. 

Mother/Daughter Late Night
When:         Friday, November 7th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Where:        Park District 95th St. Center, 2244 w 95th Street, Naperville, IL   room 303
Who:           4-6 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:          Volunteers should be good with kids, outgoing and positive.  Volunteers will help run games/activities, serve food, help with crafts and clean up after the event.  

Halloween Happening Set Return
When:      Saturday, Nov 8th  9 am to 11 am
Where:     Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL
Who:        8 - 14  volunteers, ages 13 to adult
What:       Help organize, repair and load all the scenery from Halloween Happening to be put away for the winter.  Volunteers must be willing to work in the weather, be strong and wiling to help.

Ceramic Sunday Celebration FILLED
When:         Sunday, November 9th  12 noon to 4:30 pm
Where:       Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall  305 W. Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL
Who:          10-12 volunteers ages 13 to adult
What:         Volunteers will need to dress with a messy event with paint in mind.  Volunteers will help with check in, set up tables for the event with Color Me Mine staff.  Pass out ceramic pieces, paint and give direction, and assist with clean up at the end of the event.       

Cinderella's Ball  FILLED
When:       Friday, November 14th  5 pm to 8:15 pm
                 Saturday, November 15th  9:30 am to 12:45 pm
Where:      Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, Community Hall
Who:         9-13 volunteers ages 13 to adult.  We need boys as well as young ladies to dress as princesses to greet visitors at the door.  Costumes for princesses are provided.  Other volunteers need to be personable, reliable and outgoing.  Volunteers will set up the event, decorate, serve food, help with crafts and assist in the clean up after the event.  

Holiday Volunteer Training
When:      Thursday, Nov. 20th   6 pm
Where:     Go to Meeting online training
Who:         All volunteers interested in volunteering for our holiday events.  This includes High School club members in addition to club representatives. Volunteers ages 12- Adult.  This training is mandatory for all holiday volunteers. 
                  Contact Lynnette Hoole @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get the invitation for the Go To Meeting call. 

The following Holiday Volunteer Opportunities are only availalble to volunteers who join in the volunteer training on Nov. 20th.  Registration for these events begins on Nov. 20th 7 pm

Santa House 
When:   Saturday,  Nov. 29th    Employee Night   4:45 to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
              Tuesday, Dec. 2nd       Special Needs      4:45 to 8 pm                   TBD
              Wednesday, Dec. 3rd  Special Needs      4:45 to 8 pm                   TBD
              Thursday, Dec. 4th      Special Needs      4:45 to 8 pm                   TBD
              Saturday, Dec. 6th       1st shift                11:45 am to 2:45 pm      3-4 volunteers 
                                                     2nd shift               2:45 pm to 6 pm            3-4 volunteers
              Sunday, Dec. 7th          1st shift                11:45 am to 2:45 pm     3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift               2:45 pm to 6 pm            3-4 volunteers
             
Wed, Dec. 10th             1st shift                4:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers  1st Responders & Military Night
                                                     2nd shift               6 to 8 pm                        3-4 volunteers
           
 Thursday, Dec. 11th     1st shift                4:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers   Pet Night
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                  3-4 volunteers
             Saturday, Dec. 13th      1st shift                11:45 am to 2:45 pm      3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              2:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers
             Sunday, Dec. 14th         1st shift               11:45 am to 2:45 pm      3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              2:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers
             Monday, Dec. 15th        1st shift               3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Tuesday, Dec. 16th       1st shift                3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Wednesday, Dec. 17th  1st shift               3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Thursday, Dec. 18th     1st shift                3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Friday, Dec. 19th           1st shift               3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Saturday, Dec. 20th      1st shift               11:45 am to 3 pm             3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              3 pm to 6 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Sunday, Dec. 21st         1st shift               11:45 am to 3 pm             3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              3 pm to 6 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Monday, Dec. 22nd       1st shift                11:45 am to 3 pm            3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              3 pm to 6 pm                   3-4 volunteers

Skating with Santa
When:     Saturday, Dec. 6th  10:15 am to 1 pm 
Where:    Rocket Ice Arena, 180 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook IL
Who:       3-4 volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:      Help set up , collect tickets hand out refreshements.  It is important for at least 2 volunteers to be "Skating Elves" with Santa

Candy Cane Lane
When:     Friday, Dec. 12th  4:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:    Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville IL
Who:       28-32 Volunteers ages 13 years to adult
What:      Help decorate, set up and run games, crafts, serve food check in guests and particiate in clean up.

Gingerbread House Decorating Set - Up
When:    Tuesday, Dec. 16th  6 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:   Barn Recreation Center, 421 Martin Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:      12 - 16 volunteers needed, ages 14 years to adult
What:     Cut and tap together gingerbread houses for the guests to decorate the next day.  Box cutters and sissors are used for this task.  

Naperville, we need YOU to rally to support our half-marathon and marathon runners!
November 9th, 2014

Creating the Edward Hospital Naperville marathon and Half Marathon takes teamwork by our large group of fantastic volunteers.  It's fun, rewarding and you'll have the satisfaction of helping thousands of runners meet their goal on race day.  Come help set up or tear down our Race Village.  We need Volunteers who will help put up course signage along the course and those who are willing to Course Marshal which gets you out on the course directing traffic, cheering on the runners, and keeping them safe.  Or come help in the Race Village on trash/recycling team, Command Center, Volunteer Check-in, Gear Check, or SAG team.  Getting supplies to our Aid Stations is an important job and we need drivers for U-hauls and Navigators to get them where they need to be.  Come join our team and World Class Volunteers to create a World Class Race Experience!
All volunteers will wear the 2014 Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon Hoodie sweatshirt. 
To volunteer click  http://naperville26.com/pages/volunteers.htm
 

 

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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