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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.
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
 

 Spring Volunteer Opportunities
  

Flash Lite Egg Hunt
When:       Thursday, April 17th, 2014   6 - 9 pm 
Where:      Eatery at Rotary Hill 441 Aurora Ave. Naperville
Who:         12-16 volunteers ages 16 years and older ONLY!
What:        Volunteers will hid the eggs and hand out prizes to participants.  1 volunteer will dress in a Bunny costume for this event.

Rain Barrel Pickup  FILLED
When:     Saturday, April 26th 2014
                1st Shift   8 am to 10 am
                2nd Shift  10 am to 12 noon
Where:    South Maintenance Facility, 3415 Book Road, Naperville Parking Lot
Who:       2 volunteers per shift  ages 12 to adult
What:      This event is a collective effort with the McDonald Conservation Foundation.  Residents have purchased rain barrels and will come to this location and pick up their orders.  The barrels are very light, the volunteers will help load these into the vehicles of the residents.  Please come dressed for whatever the weather is, this event will not be cancelled due to cold weather or rain.  

Road Rally
When:       Saturday April 26th 2014    3:30 pm to 8 pm
                 Volunteer training for this event Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 5 pm at RCC, 305 W.                           Jackson Ave. Naperville Room 202
Where:     Various sites around Naperville.  This information will be given at the training 4/23/14
Who:        12-21 volunteers  ages 16 to adult ONLY!
What:       The Naperville Park District partners with several other Park Districts to put on a Road Rally.  Our volunteers run the games and coordinate the sites as the participants come in for the next clue.  This is a very fun activity and is always a favorite for volunteers.

Clean Up Wooded Area
When:      Saturday, April 26th, 2014  9 am to Noon
Where:    Wooded area off of Shimmer Court in Walnut Ridge Subdivision
Who:       Scout groups, individuals
What:      This is a friend of the Park District who is looking to clean up a wooded area near their home.  This is not a Park District sponsored volunteer effort and hours will not be added to a volunteer record with the Park District.  Please bring your gloves and tools.  Interested individuals should contact Lois Michel-Perry 630-809-7970 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stuffing Bags   NEW POSTING
When:   Tuesday, April 29th, 2014  4 to 6:30 pm
Where:  RCC, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL  Room 205
Who:     2-4 volunteers     12 years old to adult age volunteers
What:     Stuff bags with materials to be handed out at the Wonderful World of Wheels

Golf Course Volunteers
When:      Monday, May 5th thru October 13th, 2014 
Where:    1st Monday of the month @ Naperbrook 22204 Hassert Blvd. Plainfield, IL 
                2nd Monday of the month @ Springbrook 2220 W 83rd, Naperville
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 time or for several dates.  

Wonderful World of Wheels  NEW POSTING
When:    Monday, May 5th 2014  10:45 am to 1 pm
Where:  Whole Foods Market, 2607 W. 75th Street, Naperville, IL 
Who:      3-4 volunteers  14 years old to adult 
What:    1 volunteer to assist photographer,  2 volunteers to hand out bags with park district materials.

 

Spring Fever Reliever
When:        Saturday, May 10th 2014   10 am to 3:30 pm   Various Shifts will be available
Where:       Naperville Riverwalk 
Who:          Volunteers ages 13- adult
What:         There will be many activities going on along the Riverwalk and Centennial Park.  Volunteers will work with one of the activities for shifts.  More details to follow.  Please contact Lynnette Hoole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are interested in this event. Scouts and groups are welcome to participate as 
volunteers.

Coach Pitch/TBall Pre Season Meeting  NEW POSTING
When:          Saturday, May 10th  8 am to 2 pm
Where:         Elmwood Elem. School, Maganolia Street, Naperville
Who:            6 - 10 volunteers   ages 14 to adult
What:           Help prepare materials to hand out to coaches before the 2014 season.  Moving boxes, organizing materiala

Bike Rodeo
When:        Saturday, May 10th 2014   8 am to 4:30 pm
                   1st shift 8 am to 12 noon
                   2nd shift 12 noon to 4:30 pm
Where:       Centennial Beach Parking Lot, 500 Jackson Ave, Naperville
Who:          Volunteers ages 13 years - adult
                   Younger Scouts are welcome when well supervised by adults
What:         Vendor Market (4 volunteers per shift)
                   Bicycle Check up area (5 volunteers per shift)
                   Kids Rodeo safety obstacle course (4 volunteers per shift)
                   Badge Rodeo Police, Fire, Park Police etc. obstacle course (8 volunteers per shift)
                   General Area (6 volunteers per shift)
                   Please contact Debbie Mossburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or 630-618-8731 if you are interested in volunteering for this event. A pre event meeting is required, information regarding this meeting to follow. Proceeds support "Bike Bald" which supports Children with Cancer.

Park District Dance Recital Rehersal
When:       Friday, May 16th 2014  
Where:     Naperville North High School, Performing Arts Center, Door 8 and 9
What:       1 volunteer  check in/out table  3:45 pm - 9:30 pm
                  3 volunteers  escort dancers   3:45 pm to 9:30 pm
                  1 volunteer  assist in photo hallway   4 pm to 9 pm
                  1 volunteer  escort dancer to various areas in school  4 pm to 9 pm (or sooner)
                   2-3 volunteers to supervise young dancers at table with projects to past the time  3:45 pm to 9 pm (or sooner)

 

DuPage County River Sweep
When:        Saturday, May 17th 2014 9 am to Noon
Where:      DuPage River, Naperville
Who:         Groups, Individuals  all ages with supervision
What:        The DuPage County River Sweep is organized by The Conservation Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving open space and natural lands, protecting rivers and watersheds, and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeast Illinois.  To sign up
 www.theconservationsfoundation.org/sweep

Naperville Park District Dance Recital  NEW POSTING
When:         Sunday, May 18th 2014
Where:        Naperville North High School, Performing Arts Center, Door 8 & 9
Who:           volunteers ages 14- adult
What:          1 volunteer  @ check in table  12 pm - 1:45 pm  and then 3 pm to 4:45 pm  FILLED
                    2 volunteers to escort dancers from check in 12 pm - 1:30 pm and then 3 pm to 4:30 pm
                    4 volunteers to hand out programs at the door 12 pm - 1:45 pm  and then 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
                    4-5 volunteers to supervise young dancers waiting  12 pm - 3pm  and then 3 pm - 6 pm
                    1 volunteer to escort young dances to facilities  12 pm - 3 pm and then 3 pm - 6 pm
                    1 volunteer to supervise hallways during the recital  1:15 pm - 3 pm and then 4:15 - 6 pm


Senior Bingo
When:        Wednesday, May 28th, 2014  all times for these events are 12:30pm-2:30pm
                    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
                    Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
                    Friday, July 11th, 2014
                    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
                    Friday, August 8th, 2014
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.  

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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Mon, Apr 21st, 2014, @8:30am
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Sat, Apr 26th, 2014, @4:00pm
 
 
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