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Volunteer with the Naperville Park District



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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

Take the Parks Volunteer Training course

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.  

Mulching Wildflower Park
When:        Friday, October 24, 2014  8 am to 2:30 pm
Where:       Wildflower Park, 2122 Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL. 
Who:          2-6 volunteers  ages 18 to adult
What:         Spread mulch around tree rings, training provided at the site each morning.  Volunteers can volunteer for 1/2 days if the full day is not an option.  Please contact Lynnette Hoole   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you are available and the hours your will be able to help with the mulch.  

Pumpkin Decorating and S 'Mores  FILLED
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. 

Halloween Happening
When:     Sunday, October 26th 2014  12 noon to 5 pm
Where:    Grand Pavilion at Centennial Park, 500 Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:       150 volunteers ages 12 to adult
What:      Volunteers are asked to dress in child friendly costumes, set up games, run games and pass out candy to young children and families at the free event for the day.  Clean up is mandatory for all volunteers.  Clean up is putting away the games, returning unused candy, taking down sets.  Pizza and soda is provided for all volunteers at the end of the event.  

Soccer Coaches Meeting  FILLED
When:       Monday, October 27th  5 - 7 pm
Where:      Players Indoor Facility  1740 W. Quincy, Naperville, IL
Who:         4 volunteer ages 14 to adult
What:        Volunteers will help organize equipment and tee shirts befroe the meeting.  Then assist handing materials out to coaches.  Volunteers need to show up on time with energy, ready to jump in and help with this fast paced event.

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.  

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.   

Interpreter for Special Needs @ Santa House on the Riverwalk  FILLED
When:   Thursday, December 4th, 2014 4:45 to 8 pm
Where:  Santa House on the Riverwalk, Naperville IL

Who:     1 volunteer age 18 to Adult
What:    Interpreter for our special needs night, this volunteer must be mature, be experienced in sign language.  Please volunteer by Wednesday, Oct. 29th 5 pm.  To volunteer please contact Lynnette Hoole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606

Naperville, we need YOU to rally to support our half-marathon and marathon runners!
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


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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