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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. 

    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
  

 

Golf Course Volunteers
When:       Monday's, May  thru October  
Where:     Aug 4th          @ Naperbrook, 22204 Hassert Blvd, Plainfield, IL  8:30 am - 10:30 am
                   Aug 11th        @Springbrook, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL  8 am  - 10 am 
                   October 6th    @Naperbrook, 22204 Hassert Blvd, Plainfield, IL 8:30 am - 10:30 am
                   October 13th  @ Springbrook, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL  8 am - 10 am

Who:        1-10 volunteers ages 14 to adult 
What:       Help repair divots and scars left from the golf clubs.  This is very easy with no lifting or extra bending.  You carry a small can with a mixture of grass seed, soil, and sand, you drop it tamp it with your foot and go on.  This year the target will be the practice tee's.This is a great volunteer activity for seniors.  Call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to register for this program.  Volunteers can come for one or several dates.  

   
Senior Bingo 
When:        Friday, August 8th, 2014   FILLED
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:     Monday's thru Saturday's   2  shifts   3-5:30 pm, 5:30-8 pm;  Starting June 9th.
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.  

Coaches Meeting
When:     Saturday, Aug 16th  7 am to 11 am
                 Monday, Aug 18th  6 to 8 pm
Where:    Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson AVe. Naperville, IL  Community Hall
Who:        5-8 volunteers ages 13 to adult
What:       Help organize, move and hand out soccer coaches materieals for the upcoming season.

Concerts In Your Park  FILLED
When:     
Sunday, June thru August 2014  6:30 to 9 pm
Where:    July 27th      Tall Grass Park, 3512 Grassmere Road, Naperville
                 August 3rd, Fox Hill Greens, 1635 Brookdale Road, Naperville
Who:        2-3 Volunteers   It is suggested that a volunteer comes to a minimum of two dates.
What:       Help set up , hand out sponsor materials, take down

Children's Lunch Hour Entertainment  FILLED
When:   Tuesday, July 29th,  11:30 to 1:30 Frontier Park off Book Road
Who:     2 volunteers ages 12 to adult
What:    Looking for friendly volunteers to help be greeters, assist in show if needed.  

Volunteer Celebration @ Centennial Beach
When:      Thursday, July 31st  3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:     Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave Naperville, IL
Who:        4-8 Volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:       Help set up and assist at the volunteer celebration held to thank volunteers who have 27 or more hours for the year.  We need people to serve the dessert, run information to the microphone for announcements.  Then clean up and take down.  

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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