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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

Summer and Fall Volunteer Opportunities
 

 

Fall Soccer Assisant Coaches
When:            Aug 22 thru October 29th 2016  one day a week practice and one game on Saturday
Where:          Various park locations throughout Naperville
Who:              Volunteers must complete all volunteer paperwork including criminal background checks, have an interest and or ability in soccer
What:             The Naperville Park District is currently looking for volunteer  assistant coaches to help with the recreation soccer program.  Teams will have one practice a week at a set time each week.  Games are various times on Saturdays.  If interested please contact Lynnette Hoole at lhoole@napervilleparks.org  630-848-3606

Family Campout
When:        Saturday,  Sept 10th    3:30 pm to 7 pm       1st shift
                                                       6:30 pm to 10 pm     2nd shift
                  Sunday, Sept 11th        6:30 am to 9:30 am  3rd shift
Where:      Knoch Knoll Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who:         2-4 volunteers per shift  ages 15 to adult
What:        All volunteers should be friendly, responsible, outgoing, likes to camp and be outdoors, ok with warm weather conditions.  All volutneers should wear volunteer t shirt provided, dress for the weather, bring bug spray, hat, wear closed toed shoes.  1st shift volunteers will help staff with activites at the check in table, dinner and clean up. 2nd shift volunteers will assist with the campfire and make of smores.  The twilight hike by bringing up the rear and keeping the group together.  3rd shift volunteers will assist in setting up, preparing and cleaning up the breakfast for the campers.   Please note:  volunteer (and staff) should not help families set up/take down tents by carrying items to and from the parking lot is acceptable.  If interested in this event please contact Lynnette Hoole at 630-848-3606 or at lhoole@napervilleparks.org  

 

Parent/Child Campout
When:       Saturday, Sept 17th   3:30 pm to 7: pm       1st shift
                                                    6:30 pm to 10 pm       2nd shift
                  Sunday, Sept 18th     6:30 am to 9:30 am    3rd shift
Where:      Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
Who:         Ages 15 to adult  2-4 volunteers per shift
What:        All volunteers should be friendly, responsible, outgoing, likes to camp and be outdoors, ok with warm weather conditions.  All volutneers should wear volunteer t shirt provided, dress for the weather, bring bug spray, hat, wear closed toed shoes.  1st shift volunteers will help staff with activites at the check in table, dinner and clean up. 2nd shift volunteers will assist with the campfire and make of smores.  The twilight hike by bringing up the rear and keeping the group together.  3rd shift volunteers will assist in setting up, preparing and cleaning up the breakfast for the campers.   Please note:  volunteer (and staff) should not help families set up/take down tents by carrying items to and from the parking lot is acceptable.  If interested in this event please contact Lynnette Hoole at 630-848-3606 or at lhoole@napervilleparks.org  

 

BINGO
When:        
                 Thursday, Sept 8th      12:30 - 2:45 pm Filled
                 Thursday, Sept 22nd   12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                 Thursday, Oct 6th        12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                 Thursday, Oct 20th      12:30 - 2:45 pm  Filled
                 Thursday, Nov. 3rd       12:30 - 2:45 pm  FILLED
                 Thursday, Nov 17th      12:30 - 2:45 pm
                 Thursday, Dec. 1th       12:30 - 2:45 pm FILLED
                 Thursday, Dec. 15th     12:30 - 2:45 pm

Where:     Alfred Rubin Center, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.
Who:        2-3  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 lhoole@napervilleparks.org. 

Earth Day ~ It's a season not just a day
When:      Various times during the spring season  
Where:      Various locations around the city of Naperville. 
Who:         Scouts, Homeowner Assoc., clubs, individuals
What:      
 Cutting saplings and raking of debris at May Watts, removing downed branches and removal of buckthorn at Huntington Estates Park, cutting willows along the ponds edge at Brighton Ridge, chipping the trail along Pioneer Greenway, spreading mulch along the trail at Riverwoods, mulching trees at West Glen Commons, spreading mulch at Farmington Park. Large groups and smaller groups are needed, individuals can join in with others.   Contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 for locations and dates.  lhoole@napervilleparks.org

Nature Center Front Desk Volunteer
When:     Saturdays  9 am to 12 noon  FILLED
                                 12 noon to 3 pm   FILLED
                Sundays   12 noon to 3 pm
Where:    Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville
Who:       1 volunteer per shift, 18 years to adult 
What:      These volunteers would be at the front desk of the Nature Center two shifts per month.  Greet visitors and orient them to the nature center. Keep a tally of the number of visitors during your shift. Respond to phone calls and basic inquiries, provide basic information about the nature center and NPD programs. These volunteers should have a friendly positive attitude, be comfortable communicating with the general public and be interested in ecology and natural history. Orientation and training is provided to these volunteers. Volunteer are asked to wear a volunteer shirt that will be provided.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact lhoole@napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-3606.

Office help with Seussical
When:     Monday, October 3, 2016  8:30 am -  12 noon,  1 pm to 5 pm
Where:    Administration Offices of the Naperville Park District, 320 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville
Who:       2-3 volunteers ages 18 years to adult
What:      This project will have the volunteers help with making copies of Seussical materials needed for the start of rehearsal Oct, 17th. The availability of the volunteer can be scheduled to fit the volunteers schedules.  This project will require approximately 20 hours of time.  If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Lynnette Hoole at lhoole@napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-3606.

Volunteers Needed for the Last Fling
When:        Sept 2 thru Sept 5th (Labor Day Weekend)
Where:       Downtown Naperville,  Mill and Jackson Ave. to Jackson and Main
Who:          Youth when accompanied by an adult, indivdual adults, Non-profit groups
What:         Volunteer opportunties and shifts and volunteer sign up is accessed by clicking on the 

following link:      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44aca623a5f94-last    
This event is sponsored by the Naperville Jaycee's and other cooperating organizations.  To sign up please contact them directly by clicking on the provided link.  

 

 

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 adopt.

 

Eagle Scout and Gold Award 
Scouts interested in Boy Scout Eagle Scout and Girl Scouts Gold Award should contact Lynnette Hoole, Volunteer Coordinator for an interview to discuss your ideas for the Naperville Park District. Please come prepared with your initial idea, time frame and interests to discuss. 
 lhoole@napervilleparks.org or 630-848-3606

 

 


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