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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. 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 online volunteer application. Please follow these two steps,
 1st step is to complete 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, complete and sign the background check form for the DCFS and return to the Volunteer Coordinator. 

Students (17 and under) 


Adults (18 and up) 
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All applicants  must  complete 


We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment
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   Volunteer Opportunities 

Seussical
When:     
               Friday, January 20, 2017         6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  FILLED
               Saturday, January 21, 2017     12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
                                                                4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.  FILLED
               Sunday, January 22, 2017       12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
                                                                4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. 
Where:    Naperville Central High School Auditorium - Door # 24, 440 W. Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:       3 to 4 volunteers ages 15 to adult
What:      Volunteers will check in guests who have pre purchased tickets and hand out tickets.  Volunteers are asked to wear black pants, and a nice white top with no printed words or logo on the top. Seussical is a production by Magical Starlight.  Volunteers interested in helping with this event please reply with the date, shift you are interested in helping with.

Bingo   FILLED
When:        
                   Thursday, January 26, 2017  12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  
                   Thursday, February 9, 2017   12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, February 23, 2017 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, March 9, 2017       12 noon to 2:30 p.m. 
                   Thursday, March 23, 2017     12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  
Where:       Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, Community Hall (upper level)
Who:          two to three volunteers, ages 16 years to adult
What:         Volunteers will set up for the event, serve the lunch and verify bingo numbers.  One volunteer will call the numbers for each game. 

Basketball Coaches Meetings
When:   
                 Tuesday, January 17th, 2017   5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where:      Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive , Naperville, IL
Who:         two to four volunteers each day for each shift, ages 14 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will assist with sorting coaches equipment before the meeting and then handing out equipment to coaches after the meeting. No training is needed for the volunteer opportunity.  Volunteers interested in helping with this event please reply with the date you are interested in by email to lhoole@napervilleparks.org   

Kids Night Out - Winter Wonderland
When:     Friday, January 20, 2017   5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:    Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:       Six to eight volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:      Volunteers will assist in setting up the event, interacting with guest to ensure a wonderful event for all.  Tasks will be to assist children with making snowflakes, playing the Penguin Shuffle, Snowball Toss, Pass the Ice and more.  Volunteers will be instructed on how to play all of these activities at the time of sign in.  Volunteers are asked to wear their volunteer t shirt, if you do not have one it will be provided for you at the event.   

Daddy/Daughter Winter Luau  FILLED
When:    Saturday, February 4th, 2017  4:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Where:   Ranchview Elementary School, 1651 Ranchview Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:      Ten to twelve volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:     Volunteers will assist in decorating for the event, organizing and running food, photo and game areas during the event.  Volunteers can interact with the children and assist the DJ on how to do some of the dances.  Participants are asked to wear festive, Hawaiian attire.  If you prefer to just wear your own clothes to the event jeans are acceptable for this event.  

Kids Night Out - Sweet Hearts  FILLED
When:    Friday, February 3, 2017  5:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Where:   Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort HIll Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:      Six to eight volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:     Volunteers will assist in setting up the event, interacting with guest to ensure a wonderful event for all.  Tasks will be to assist children with making hearts, writing Valentine letters, playing games such as Heart and Seek, Heart Beat and more. Volunteers are asked to wear their volunteer t shirt, if you do not have one it will be provided at the time of sign in.  

Kids Night Out - Academy Awards
When:    Friday, February 17, 2017  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:   Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:      Six to eight volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:     Volunteers will assist in setting up the event, interacting with guest to ensure a wonderful event for all. Tasks will be to assist children with games; Scene It, Guess the Celebrity, Awards and more.  Training for volunteers on how to play the games will be provided at the time of sign in.  Volunteers are asked to wear a volunteer t shirt, if you do not have one it will be provided at the time of sign in.  

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. 

Volunteer Coordinator Lynnette Hoole can be reached at lhoole@napervilleparks.org or 630-848-3606


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