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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


Winter Volunteer Opportunities
 

BINGO  
When:       Thursday, Feb. 11th    12:30 - 2:45 pm  FILLED
                  Thursday, Feb. 25th    12:30 - 2:45 pm  FILLED
                  Thursday, Mar. 17th    12:30 - 2:45 pm
                  Thursday, Mar. 31st    12:30 - 2:45 pm

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.

Daddy Daughter Luau  FILLED
When:            Saturday, Feb. 6th    4:45 pm to 9:15 pm
Where:           Ranchview Elem. School, 1651 Ranchview Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:              10 - 12 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:             Volunteers will assist in set up for the location of this event, this will include decorating, organizing and then running as assigned area for the evening.  Areas will include food, table games, photos, raffles and dancing.  All volunteers are expected to help in the clean up after the event.  Volunteers are asked for wear festive Hawaiian attire, keeping in the theme but with a tasteful limit. flip flops are acceptable.  All cell phones will be put away during the event and no personal photos of the guests are permitted by volunteers.  This is along running event and very fun for guests and volunteers.  To volunteer for this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 630-848-3606.  All volunteers volunteering for this event must have a current volunteer application and DCFS form on file.  

Trail Masters
When:           Orientation Thursday, March 3rd 8:30 am to 11 am
Where:          Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, in the board room
Who:             All community residents ages 16 to adult who will commit to March thru Nov twice a month during the morning hours of 8:30 am to 11 am
What:           This is a program that was started 3 years ago to have residents that are interested in the environment and nature to participate at a higher level of volunteering.  These volunteers come twice a month and participate in the restoration and upkeep of our natural areas.  This training is done by a Park Specialist on the Riverwalk each Thursday, March thru November weather permitting.  Supplies are provided by the park district.  All volunteers must have a volunteer application on file and a DCFS form, if you are interested in hearing about the program please come to the orientation on Thursday, March 3rd @ 8:30 am.  

To Trap A Leprechaun  FILLED
When:           Saturday, March 5th 2016  8 am to 12 noon
Where:          Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:             4 - 6 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:            This is an event that families will build a trap for a leprechaun.  Volunteers will assist the event coordinator with set up and then assist the families with games and activities.  All volunteers are expected to help with clean up at the end of the event.  All volunteers must have a current volunteer application and DCFS form on file with the park district.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606 if you are interested in helping with this event.  

Spring Eggstravaganza
When:              Saturday, March 26th, 2016  8 am to 12 noon
Where:             Seager Park Interpretive Center, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL 60540
Who:                12-15 volunteer ages 14 years to adult
What:               Volunteers will assist in set up of the event, crafts, games and other activities as asked.  All volunteers are expected to help with clean up at the end of the event.  Volunteers should enjoy children and activities with young children.   All volunteers interested in this event must have current volunteer application and DCFS form on file, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-848-3606        

Bunny for the Spring Eggstravaganza
When:           Saturday, March 26th, 2016  9 am to 11:30 am
Where:          Seager Park Interpretive Center, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL 60540
Who:             1 volunteer age 16 years to adult (average size and weight)
What:            This volunteer will dress up in the bunny costume and interact with guests during the event.  This volunteer must be of average height and weight to fit into the costume.  This volunteer must have current volunteer application and DCFS form on file with the park district.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-848-3606.

Spring is Here Camp at Knoch Knolls Nature Center
When:            March 28 thru 31st     8:45 am to 12:15 pm
Where:           Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who:              1 - 2 volunteers ages 15 to adult
What:             Assist the camp staff with set up and clean up of the camp, check in and check out the campers each day.  Assist with camp activities that will include but not only be hiking.  Volunteers should have prior experience with children and enjoy children.  This camp will be outside so volunteers should enjoy the opportunity to be outside in all weather conditions and dress for the weather.  If you are interested in this camp please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606

Celebrating Spring at Knoch Knolls Nature Center
When:           March 28 thru 31st  12:45 pm to 4:15 pm
Where:          Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who:             1 - 2 volunteers ages 15 to adult
What:            Assist the camp staff with set up and clean up of the camp, check in and check out the campers each day.  Assist with camp activities that will include but not only be hiking.  Volunteers should have prior experience with children and enjoy children.  This camp will be outside so volunteers should enjoy the opportunity to be outside in all weather conditions and dress for the weather.  If you are interested in this camp please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 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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