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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
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All applicants  must  fill out the


We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment
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Take the Parks Volunteer Training course


Winter/Spring Volunteer Opportunities
 

Senior Bingo & Grandparent/Grandchild Bingo
When:      Friday, March 13th         12:30 - 2:30 pm  FILLED
                 Friday, March 27th         12:30 - 2:30 pm  FILLED
                 Friday, April 10th            12:30 - 2:30 pm
                 Wednesday, April 29th   12:30 - 2:30 pm
                 Wednesday, May 13th   12:30 - 2:30 pm
                 Wednesday, May 27th   12:30 - 2:30 pm
Where:     Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.
Who:        2 volunteers per shift, ages 16 to adult.  All volunteers must be interviewed for this opportunity before starting as a Bingo volunteer.  Skiils 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.

Leapin' Leprechauns  CANCELED
When:      Saturday, March 14th 12:45 - 3:45 pm
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Soccer Coaches Meeting
When:     Sunday, March 15th  1 - 5 pm FILLED
                 Monday, March 16th 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm  AVAILABLE
Where:    Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville (Community Hall)
Who:       3-6 volunteers  ages 14 to adult
What:      Help move soccer coaches t shirts, bags of balls, field equipment to have ready for the coaches to pick up.  Volunteers should dress comfortable, the equipment is not heavy to lift but it can be a little dusty.  This is fast paced and then over all in the same moment, volunteers should be able to take direction and be full of energy.  

Riverwalk Deadheaders
When:      Wednesday, March 25th  8:30 am
Where:     Naperville Park District Admin Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, (boardroom)
Who:        2-6 volunteers  all ages 
What:       We are looking for volunteers to be part of the Riverwalk volunteers that works with planting the flowers in the spring and keeping flower beds deadheaded and looking their best.  We will have an informational meeting and then the group will meet every Wednesday morning 8:30-10:30 am on the Riverwalk under the supervision of the Riverwalk Manager Tiffani Howell, thru the summer and into the fall. 

Eco-Explorers: Spring Break Camp
When:     Monday - Thursday  March 30th thru April 2nd  
               1st shift    8:30 am to 11:30 am
               2nd shift  12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Where:    Knoch Knolls Nature Center - River Room; 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who:       1-2 volunteers per shift  ages 14 to adult
What:      Help set up the day for the campers, they will be exploring the great outdoors.  Hikes, nature games and animal crafts.  Each volunteer will be required to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt each day and dress accordingly with the weather.  Please contact L Hoole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer for this camp.

Spring Egg-stravaganza
When:      Saturday, April 4th, 2015  

                1st shift    9 am to 11:15 am
                2nd shift  11:15 am to 1:30 pm
Where:    Seager Park, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL
Who:       14 - 16 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:      Set up and run games, help with crafts, check in guests, read to the children, serve the refreshements.  This is an outdoor event please dress for the weather.

Easter Bunny
When:      Saturday, April 4th 2015
                10 am to 1 pm
Where:     Seager Park 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL
Who:        1 volunteer ages 14 - adult
What:       This volunteer will dress in the Bunny Costume and interact with the children during the event.  There will be a break between the events to rest and the Bunny will have a person with them to help during the time they are with the children, This volunteer should be average size to fit into the costume.  

Earth Month
When:     Saturday, April 25th  8:30 am to 10:30 am
Where:    Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville
Who:       10-15 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers will help spread mulch around the tree rings in the west branch of the park, near the Grand Pavilion. Tools are provided, it is suggested that volunteers bring gloves, water, hats if needed.  All volunteers need to reserve a place in this opportunity and they will be required to sign in at the beginning of the event.  

Golf Course Divot Repair
When:      1st Monday of each month 8:30 am to 10:30 am  Naperbrook Golf Course
                 (May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, Aug 3rd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd)
                  2nd Monday of each month 8 am to 10 am   Springbrook Golf Course 
                 (May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, Aug 10th, Sept 14th, Oct 12th, Nov 9th)

Where:     1st Monday of the month Naperbrook Golf Course,  22204 Hassert Road, Planifield IL, 
                 2nd Monday of the month Springbrook Golf Course  2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL 
Who:         2-10 volunteers ages 12 to adult (groups welcomed)
What:        Volunteers are given a mixture of soil, seed and sand to drop in divots to help repair spots left from the golfers.  No bending, lifting or fast paced walking is required for this volunteer help. This is a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and enjoy a beautiful setting and helping the community at the same time.  This is great for the old and young, come out and give it a try.  Volunteers can select one day or several days, it is necessary to register for this event 2 days before the date you would like to participate. Volunteers should commit to a  minimum of 2 dates.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. 

Spring Fever Reliever
When:      Saturday, May 9th   10 am to 2 pm
Where:     Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL 
Who:        20-25 volunteers ages 12 to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist with the events and activities during this time.  Supervision the jumpy houses, face painting, handing out bags filled with materials regarding the programs offered by the Park District. 

Golf Course Garden Volunteers Needed
When:       Saturday, May 16th  8:30 am to 11:30 am
Where:      Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses
Who:         Groups and individuals all ages
What:        Volunteers are need to assist in planting the flowers beds and seasonal plantings in the front of the golf course club houses and parking lots. Tools, flowers and instructions will be provided.  This is a great opportunity for a scout troop, youth group or garden club looking for a spring project. 

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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