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
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.
Take the Parks Volunteer Training course
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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.
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.