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Youth Missionary Group from Wheaton College installing split rail fence at DuPage River Park on Royce Road

 

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. 

    2nd step is to print off and fill out the background check form for the DCFS and return to the Volunteer Coordinator.

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
 

 Summer Volunteer Opportunities
 
Fall Festival  
When:         Sunday, September 7th 2014 
                   1st shift 10:30 am - 1:40 pm
                   2nd shift 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Where:        McDonald Conservation Foundation 10 s 404 Knoch Knoll Road, Naperville
Who:           2-4 volunteers per shift
                   ages 16 to adult    
What:          Volunteers should like to work with children and families.  Volunteers will wear a Naperville Park District volunteer shirt.  Paint is involved, please wear other clothes that get paint on them if it happens.  Volunteers will work the booth for the Knoch Knolls Nature Center.  

Bingo 
When:        Wednesday, Sept. 10th 2014   12:30 - 2:30 pm
                    Wednesday, Sept. 24th 2014   12:30 - 2:30 pm
                    Saturday, Oct. 4th 2014   Parent Child Bingo  11 am - 1:30 pm
                    Wednesday, Oct. 8th 2014        12:30 - 2:30 pm
                    Wednesday, Oct. 22nd 2014    12:30 - 2:30 pm
                    Friday, Nov. 7th 2014                  12:30 - 2:30 pm
                    Wednesday, Nov. 19th 2014      12:30 - 2:30 pm
                    Wednesday, 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.  

Volunteers at Centennial Beach
When:          Saturday, August 30th 2014  2  shifts   3-5:30 pm, 5:30-8 pm;  
Where:        Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville IL
Who:            2 volunteers per shift  ages 14 to adult
What:           Volunteers will assist in keeping the park clean, by litter picking, sweeping the deck, helping to empty the trash cans, clearing up after a rental etc.  All volunteers must volunteer for a minimum of 3 dates thru the summer.  Volunteers will wear a volunteer t shirt during each shift, this t shirt is supplied by the Volunteer Coordinator Lynnette Hoole. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Centennial Beach closes for the season Labor Day weekend. 

Office Help  FILLED
When:      Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014  9 am to noon
                 Wednesday, September 3rd 2014  9 am to noon
Who:        1-2 volunteers ages 16 years to adult
Where:      Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 
What:        Help get the preschool season off to a good start, making copies.  Volunteer needs to be competent with a copier and able to understand written directions.  Volunteer must be able to stand for the time it takes to make the copies.

Park Opening and Ribbon Cutting
When:         Tuesday, September 9th  4:45 to 5:30 pm
                    Rain date Tuesday, September 10th 4:45 - 5:30 pm
Where:        Buttonwood Park (playground) 803 Buttonwood Circle, Naperville, IL
Who:           1-2 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:          Help distribute items to guests

 

Park Opening and Ribbon Cutting
When:        Tuesday, September 16th  4:45 - 5:30 pm
                   Rain date Wednesday, September 17th  4:45 - 5:30 pm
Where:       East Greens Park (playground) 249 White Oak Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:         1-2 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:        Help distribute items to guests attending the event. 

Mad Hatter's Tea Party
When:        Saturday, September 20th 2014     11:30 am to 3 pm
Where:       DuPage River Park, 808 Royce Road, Naperville IL ( in the Pavilion)
Who:          12 - 16 volunteers   ages 14 to adult
What:         This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather appropriately.  Volunteers will set up the activities, help serve food to guests, help with crafts, activities and help clean up. 

Park Opening and Ribbon Cutting
When:        Tuesday, September 23rd 4:45 - 5:30 pm 
                   Rain date is Wednesday, September 24th  4:45 - 5:30 pm
Where:       Old Farm Park (playground) 195 Ring Road, Naperville, IL
Who:          1-2 volunteers  ages 14 to adult
What:         Help distribute items to guest attending the event.

Father Son Campout
When:        Saturday, September 27th 2014  
                   1st shift:    3:30 - 6:30 pm  (Games & serving dinner)
                   2nd shift   6:30 - 10 pm  (s'smores, wagon rides and clean up)
Where:       Seager Park 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL
Who:          3 - 4 volunteers per shift  ages 14 to adult
What:         Help the families get set up for the campout, play games with the families, serve dinner.  It is important that the volunteer dresses appropriately as this is a totally outdoor event.  

Pumpkin Decorating and S'Mores
When:        Saturday, October 25th 2014  
                   1st shift  9 am to 11:30 am
                   2nd shift 11:30 am to 1:45 pm
Where:       Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL
Who:           8 - 10 volunteers  ages 14 to adult
What:        Welcome guests, decorate pumpkins do crafts, play games, take photos, help with s'mores, set up and clean up. 

Golf Course Volunteers
When:      Monday October 6th 2014  @ Naperbrook, 22204 Hassert Blvd, Plainfield, IL  8:30 am to 10:30 am
                 Monday, October 13th, 2014  @ Springbrook, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL  8 am to 10 am
Who:        1-10 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:       Help repair divots and scars left from golf clubs.    

Garden Plot Gleaning
When:       Tuesday, October 14th, 2014  8 am to 2 pm
                  Rain date, Wednesday, October 15th 8 am to 2 pm
Where:      Community Garden Plots 811 West Street, Naperville, IL
Who:         All volunteers all ages, groups, business
What:        Volunteers will go out to the the plots and pick all vegtables left in the plots from the gardeners and then it is donated to Loaves and Fishes.  Buckets are provided, volunteers should bring their own gloves.  This is a great event and a wonderful day out in the garden at the end of the season. 

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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