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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


Spring Volunteer Opportunities
 

Centennial Beach 
When:        Saturday & Sunday's
                    July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.
                    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:      Tuesday,        July 7th         6:00 - 8:30 pm     Parent/Child Bingo  FILLED
                 Friday,           July 10th       12:30 - 2:30 pm    FILLED
                 Friday     ,      July 17th       11 am - 1:30 pm  Grandparent Grandchild Bingo
                 Wednesday,  July 22nd      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 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.

Carillon Ambassador
When:     Year round to start immediately 1-2 hours per week.
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
                             (July 6th, 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 
                            (July 13th, 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, July 12th    @ Westglen Commons, 467 Westglen Road, Naperville 
               Sunday, July19th     @ White Eagle Park, 3140 White Eagle Drive, Aurora  
               Sunday, July 26th    @ Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville FILLED
               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 Childrens Lunch Hour Entertainment series.

Children's Lunch Hour Entertainment  
Where:
   Tuesday, July 14th   @ Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, on the Riverwalk west of Centennial Beach  FILLED
               Tuesday, July 21st    @ Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, Naperville  
               Tuesday, July 28th    @ Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, on the Riverwalk west of Centennial Beach
When:    11 am to 1 pm
Who:      2-4 volunteer ages 12 to adult
What:     Volunteers are asked to assist guest to find a place to sit, hand out materials to guests, interact when asked to with the guests to promote the activites of the show.  Volunteers will be asked to wear a Naperville Park District t shirt that will be provided.  It is best practice if volunteers volunteer for a minimum of two dates.  These dates can be with this program or the Concert in the Parks series.  

Jr. Tour De Naperville
Where:      Commissioner Park, 3704 111th Street, Naperville.  Walking Trail
When:       Saturday, July 11th  7:30 am to 11:30 am
Who:         16-20 volunteers  ages 14 to adult
What:        Volunteers will assist setting up tables with food and drink, check in, hand out shirts, numbers, and food and drink.  Volunteers will be asked to walk                     the path during the ride and "man" the First Aid table.

Hunters Woods Playground Ribbon Cutting
Where:        Hunters Woods playground, 2007 Lakeview Court, Naperville, IL
When:          4:45 pm to 5:30 pm  Tuesday, July 14th  (1 hour service credit)
Who:             2 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:          To help distribute items to guests at this event, training provided onsite. Volunteers should be comfortable talking to guests, interacting with guests and represent the Park District in this fun, happy event.  For more information or to volunteer for this event please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .                  

Shakespeare in the Park  FILLED
Where:     Central Park, 104 E. Benton Ave, Naperville (Downtown)
When:      Friday, July 17th   6 to 7:30 pm
Who:        2 volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:       Volunteers will greet guests and hand out the programs for the event.  We ask that all volunteers dress nicely, but comfortable for the weather and comfortable shoes as you will be standing during the 1.5 hours that you are volunteering.  If you are interested please contact Lynnette Hoole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on the schedule for this event.

Family Camp Out
Where:     Knock Knolls Park, 336 Knock Knolls Road, Naperville, IL
When:      Saturday July 18th   Sunday, July 19th 2015
Who:        1st shift  3:30 pm to 6:30 pm   3 volunteers ages 14 to adult
                  2nd shift 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm   3 volunteers ages 14 to adult
                  3rd shift 7 am to 10 am  2 volunteers ages 14 to adult  (Sunday July 19th)
What:       Help carry in the camping gear, check out/in games, nets etc., interact with the kids, help serve dinner, help clear away dinner, assist with campfire, hike and smores around the camp fire.  Sunday volunteers will assist with setting up/clearing away breakfast, morning hike and helping the families carry items to their cars.  

 

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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