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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
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Take the Parks Volunteer Training course


Spring Volunteer Opportunities
 

Centennial Beach 
When:        Saturday & Sunday's
                    August  1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16th 2015.
                    3 - 5 PM  
Where:       Centennial Beach 500 W. Jackson St. Naperville, IL.
Who:          1-2 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:         Assist the beach staff with keeping the grounds tidy during busy days.  Other tasks as needed, all volunteers are required to wear volunteer t shirts.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please select at least three days.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. 

Bingo
When:       Friday,  Sept 11th      12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Friday,  Sept 25th      12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Friday,  Oct 9th          12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Mon,     Oct. 12th        11:30 am - 1:30 pm  Family Bingo (Columbus Day)
                  Friday,  Oct 23rd        12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Friday,  Nov. 6th         12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Friday,  Nov. 20th       12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Friday,  Dec 4th          12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Friday,  Dec 18th        12:40 - 2:40 pm
                  Mon,     Dec 28th        11:40 am - 1:40 pm  Grandparent/Grandchild Bingo
Where:     Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.
Who:        2 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carillon Ambassador
When:     Year round to start immediately 1-2 hours per week.
                Currently Tuesday's 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:    Carillon Tower, Riverwalk, Naperville, IL
Who:       4-10 volunteers ages 18 years to adult
What:      These ambassadors will support the Carillon operations and events through the year by communication with the visitors and presentations to groups visiting the Carillon.  The Carillon Ambassadors will have a training specific to this volunteer opportunity.  Please contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. 

Golf Course Divot Repair
When & Where: 1st Monday of each month 8:30 am to 10:30 am
                              Naperbrook Golf Course 22204 Hassert Road, Plainfield, IL
                             ( Aug 3rd, Sept 7th, Oct 5th, Nov 2nd)

                             2nd Monday of each month 8 am to 10 am  
                             Springbrook Golf Course 2220 W. 83rd St. Naperville, IL 
                            ( Aug 10th, Sept 14th, Oct 12th, Nov 9th)
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. 

Concerts in Your Park Series
Where:  Sunday, Aug 2nd     @ Buttonwood Park, 803 Buttonwood Drive, Naperville 
When:     For all Concerts volunteers will report in at 6:45 pm to 8:30 PM

Who:     2-4  Volunteers ages 14-adult
What:   Help with the sponsor tent, hand out information to the guests, greet guests during the event. Volunteers are asked to wear Naperville Park District T shirts that will be provided.  It is best practice if volunteers volunteer for a minimum of 2 concerts or this requirement can be combined with the Children's Lunch Hour Entertainment series.  To participate as a volunteer at these events please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hunters Woods Mulching
Where:    Hunters Woods, 2007 Lakeview Court, Naperville
When:      Wednesday, Aug 6th  8 am to 1 pm
Who:         4-10 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:        Help spread mulch that has been dumped on the trails leading to the playground and park.  All volunteers should wear, closed toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and bring bug spray and something to drink.  If you are available to help with this volunteer opportnity please contact Lynnette Hoole @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Recycled Art Workshop
When:     Saturday,  Aug 8th 2015
                1st shift     9 am to noon
                2nd shift   12 noon to 3 pm
                3rd shift    3 pm to 5 pm
                Sunday,   Aug 9th 2015
                1st shift  11:30 am to 1:30 pm FILLED
                2nd shift   1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Where:   Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who:       2-4 volunteers per shift, ages 16 to adult
What:      volunteers will assist artist and participate by keeping supplies replenished, repeating directions, answering questions, greeting participants, and assisting in building the sculpture.  Volunteers should be friendly, good listeners, interested in art and or nature, comfortable working with children and adults. Art entusiast and those interested in sculpture should volunteer for this project.  Those that are interested in helping with any of the dates for this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 630-848-3606

Soccer Coaches Meetings
When:       Saturday, August 15th  7 am to 11:30 am
                  Monday, August 17th   5:30 pm to 8 pm
Where:      Players Indoor Soccer, 1740 W. Quincey Ave, Naperville, IL
Who:         Saturday, Aug 15th  8 volunteers needed
                  Monday, Aug 17th  4 volunteers needed
                  Ages 14 to adult
What:        Help organize equipment and t shirts before the meeting, handing this equipment out to the coaches after the meeting.  Volunteers should be able to lift and carry boxes and move quickly.  Dress comfortable and with shoes that tie, no flip flops.  If you are available to help with this volunteer opportunity please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 630-983-6166

 

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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