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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

All applicants  must  fill out the

We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment

Take the Parks Volunteer Training Course

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

                   Thursday, May 26th    12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                   Thursday, June 9th     12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                   Thursday, June 23rd   12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                   Thursday, July 7th       12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                   Thursday, July 21st     12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                   Thursday, Aug 4th       12:30 - 2:45 pm
                   Thursday, Aug 18th     12:30 - 2:45 pm

Where:     Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.
Who:        2-3  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 

Earth Day ~ It's a season not just a day
When:      Various times during the spring season  
Where:      Various locations around the city of Naperville. 
Who:         Scouts, Homeowner Assoc., clubs, individuals
 Cutting saplings and raking of debris at May Watts, removing downed branches and removal of buckthorn at Huntington Estates Park, cutting willows along the ponds edge at Brighton Ridge, chipping the trail along Pioneer Greenway, spreading mulch along the trail at Riverwoods, mulching trees at West Glen Commons, spreading mulch at Farmington Park. Large groups and smaller groups are needed, indivuals can join in with others.   Contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 for locations and dates.

Nature Center Front Desk Volunteer
When:     Saturdays  9 am to 12 noon
                                 12 noon to 3 pm
                Sundays   12 noon to 3 pm
Where:    Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville
Who:       1 volunteer per shift, 18 years to adult 
What:      These volunteers would be at the front desk of the Nature Center two shift sper month.  Greet visitors and orient them to the nature center. Keep a tally of the number of visitors during your shift. Respond to phone calls and basic inquiries, provide basic information about the nature center and NPD programs. These volunteers should have a friendly positive attitude, be comfortable communicating with the general public and be interested in ecology and natural history. Orientation and training is provided to these volunteers. Volutneer are asked to wear a volunteer shirt that will be provided.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact or call 630-848-3606.


Soccer Bag Return
When: Saturday, June 4                 First shift: 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
                                                        Second shift: 1:15-5:00 p.m. FILLED
Where: Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 West Jackson Avenue, lower level lobby
Who: 2-3 volunteers per shift, ages 13-adult
What: Assist the soccer coaches in the return of soccer bags and disassemble the bags into bins.

Barn Farewell Event
When: Saturday, June 4                First shift:      3:30-6:00 p.m.        
                                                        Second shift: 5:30-9:30 p.m.  FILLED
Where: The Barn, 421 West Martin Avenue
Who:  5-10 volunteers, ages 14-adult
What: Volunteers will attend to guests that are using the inflatable's, hand out event bags to guests and give directions to activities going on during the celebration. Volunteers will be required to wear a volunteer T-shirt provided for the event. This is an opportunity for volunteers to participate in a moment of history in our community.

Frontier Kite Fly Festival
When: Sunday, June 5                   First shift: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
                                                         Second shift:  12:15-4:30 p.m.  FILLED
Where:    Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive
Who:       12-18 volunteers, ages 14-adult
What:       Volunteers will assist in a community, family-friendly event that attracts several hundred guests including children of all ages. Volunteers will attend to guests that are using the inflatable's and other games and provide information to guests needing assistance.

Concert in Your Park
When:    Sunday,  6:15 pm to 8:45 PM
Where:   June 12th   Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave. Naperville
               June 26th   Timber Creek, 3323 Timber Creek Lane, Naperville
                     July 10th     Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Road, Naperville
               July 17th      A. George Pradel Park,  4519 Pradel Drive, Naperville
               July 24th      Meadow Glens  1303 Muirhead Ave, Naperville
               July 31st      Rotary Hill  443 Aurora Ave., Naperville
Who:      4 to 6 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:     Volunteers will hand out raffle tickets, pass out Naperville Park District materials and giveaways.  Volunteers will help at the end of the event clean up of the park area used and packing sponsor materials. To volunteer for this you will need to wear a volunteer t shirt that will be provided to the each volunteer and sign up to volunteer at 3 concert dates.  

Centennial Beach 
When:    June 6th thru Aug 13th
               Monday thru Friday 2:30 pm to 5 pm
               Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6 pm
Where:   Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:      2 volunteers per day
What:     Volunteers will help staff keep the beach area clean and tidy.  Volunteers will be helping by picking up small pieces of litter, helping with the trash, sweeping the pool deck and other tasks as assigned.  Each volunteer will be required to sign up for a minimum of 4 days and wear a volunteer t shirt that will be provided.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact and complete necessary paperwork available at the top of this page.  

Jr. Tour De Naperville
When:     Saturday, July 12th 2016  7:30 am to 11:30 am
Where:    Commissioners Park, 3704 111th Street, Naperville, IL.
Who:       16-20 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:      Help set up for the event, check in the participants, hand out participant materials, be at the food table, walk path during the ride to assist young participants, man the "First Aid" table, take down the event after the participants have finished.   If you are interested in this event please email

Shakespeare in the Park
When:     Friday July 15th, 2016  6 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:    Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave.  Naperville, IL
Who:       2 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers are required to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt that will be provided, and comfortable shoes.  Volunteers will hand out programs to guest of the show and assist in showing guests to the restrooms and warming house.  If you are interested please email 


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 adopt.


Eagle Scout and Gold Award 
Scouts interested in Boy Scout Eagle Scout and Girl Scouts Gold Award should contact Lynnette Hoole, Volunteer Coordinator for an interview to discuss your ideas for the Naperville Park District. Please come prepared with your initial idea, time frame and interests to discuss. or 630-848-3606




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