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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
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Take the Parks Volunteer Training course
 


Fall Volunteer Opportunities
 

Bingo 
When:         Wednesday, Sept. 24th 2014   12:30 - 2:30 pm FILLED
                    Saturday, Oct. 4th 2014   Parent Child Bingo  10:45 am - 1:15 pm FILLED
                    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  FILLED
                    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.  

Park Opening and Ribbon Cutting FILLED
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)  FILLED
                   2nd shift   6:30 - 10 pm  (s'mores, 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.  


Ghost Stories in the Park in the Dark
When:      Friday,  October 3rd   6 pm to 8:30 pm       
                Saturday, October 4th    5 pm to 9:30 pm
                Sunday,   October 5th   6 pm to 8:30 pm  FILLED
                Friday, October 10th   6 pm to 8:30 pm
                Saturday, October 11th  5 pm to 9:30 pm
                Sunday, October 12th   6 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:    500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL  Riverwalk Grand Pavilion
Who:       Vounteer ages 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers will help set up and take down scenery for the show.  Help serve cider and cookies after the show. 

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. 

Set Painting for Halloween Happening 
When:    Sunday, September  28th 2014  9:30 am to 2 pm
Where:   Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville IL
Who:      10-20 volunteers 14 years to adult
What:     Volunteers that are even the slightest artistic that can help paint and refresh the season sets for Halloween Happening.  Volunteers that can help repair any broken sets are also needed.  We will supply all the paint and bushes.  Please wear clothes that can get messy.  This event will go rain or shine!

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 plots and pick all vegetables 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. 

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.  

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  
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.   
 

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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