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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 

 

Earth Week Naperville
When:       Saturday, April 22 thru April 29, 2017
Where:      Various Naperville locations
Who:         All interested volunteers
What:        The Naperville Park District, City of Naperville, Naperville Community Unit School District 203, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Forest Preserve District of Will County, the Conservation Foundation and area Boy Scouts have come together for the first Earth Week Naperville.  There will be environmental project opportunities for all interested volunteers.  Please become part of this national event! Learn about the Naperville area projects below and click here to learn more about Earth Week Naperville.

EARTH WEEK NAPERVILLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Bingo      
When:
      
                   Thursday, March 23, 2017     12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  
                   Friday, March 31, 2017          5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Family Bingo
                   Thursday, April 6, 2017          12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  Filled
                   Thursday, April 20, 2017        12 noon to 2:30 p.m.  Filled
                   Thursday, May 4, 2017           12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
                   Thursday, May 19, 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. 

Let's Celebrate Spring Break Camp Mornings
When:       Tuesday, March 28th thru Friday, March 31st  8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Drive, Naperville, IL 
Who:         One to two volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will assist the Naturalist with the 2.5 hour nature camp for five to six year olds.  The camp will be outdoors volunteers should dress for the weather.  Volunteers should like working with children and with live animals.  People interested in volunteering for this camp must attend all four day of the camp to be considered for this opportunity. 

Let's Celebrate Spring Break Camp Afternoons
When:       Tuesday, March 28th thru Friday, March 31st  12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Drive, Naperville, IL
Who:          One to two volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:         Volunteers will assist the Naturalist with the 2.5 hour nature camp for seven to nine year olds.  This camp will be outdoors, volunteers should dress for the weather.  They should like working with children and with live animals.  People interested in volunteering for this camp must attend all four days of the camp to be considered for this volunteer opportunity.  

Girls Night Out
When:     Friday, March 31, 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 15 to adult
What:      Volunteers will assist in setting up the event, interacting with guests to ensure a great evening out.  Tasks will be to assist children and staff with games and activities.  Volunteers are asked to wear the Naperville Park District volunteer t shirt, if you do not have one it will be provided at the time of sign in.

Flashlight Egg Hunt
When:       Thursday, April 13, 2017  5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Park/Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 
Who:         Ten to fifteen volunteers ages 14 to adult
What:        Volunteers will help scatter the eggs, check in guests, monitor the event while in progress, help hand out prizes and clean up after the event.  Volunteers should be friendly, interative and posses good common sense.  Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather, it could be chilly and muddy, this event is held outside. 

 

Bunny Hop  FILLED
When:      Friday, April 14, 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 14 to adult
What:       Volunteers to assist in setting up the event, interacting with guest to ensure a great event.  Tasks will be to assist children and staff with games and themed activities. Volunteers are asked to wear the volunteer t shirt.  T shirts will be provided to those needing a t shirt at the time of sign in.

Spring Eggstravaganza
When:      Saturday, April 15, 2017  8 a.m. to noon
Where:     Seager Park Interpretive Center, 1163 Plank Road, Naperville, IL 60540
Who:        Twelve to fifteen volunteers ages 16 years old to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist with setup of the event. During the event volunteers will assist guest with crafts, games and activities. After the event volunteers will assist in clean up.   Volunteers should enjoy working with young children and families. 

Road Rally
When:      Wednesday, April 19, 2017   6 p.m. training (required)
                 Saturday, April 22, 2017   3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where:     Various locations in the community.  These locations will be shared at the training.
Who:        Eight to fourteen volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:       Volunteers will be stationed at the check points to check the participants as they play the games to get the next clue. Volunteers should enjoy the excitement of event and understand the importance of keeping the secret locations.  This event is a collaboration of several park districts in the area.    All volunteers must attend the training for this event, service hours will be credited for the training.

 

April Showers
When:      Friday, April 28, 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 15 to adult
What:       Volunteers to assist in setting up the event, activities and interacting with guest to ensure a fun time for all.  Tasks will be to assit children and staff with games and themed activities.  Volunteers are asked to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt, if volunteers to not have a t shirt one will be provided at the time of sign in. 

Wonderful World of Wheels
When:      Monday, May 1, 2017.   10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where:     Whole Foods, 2607 West 75th Street, Naperville, IL  (parking lot)
Who:        Four to six volunteers ages 16 years to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist participants and hand our Naperville Park District bags to guests.  Volunteers should dress for the weather this will be an outdoor event.  

Golf Course Seeding 
When:     1st Monday of the month starting May through September at Springbrook Golf Course,  8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
                May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug 7, Sept 4.

                2nd Monday of the month start through September at Naperbrook Golf Course    8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
                May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug 14, Sept 11. 

Where:    Springbrook Golf Course, 2220  W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL
                Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, IL 
Who:       Two to ten volunteers each week, ages 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers will walk the fairways dropping a mixture of seed, sand and dirt on bare spots.  This is a casual walk and great for all ages and all abilities. Volunteers need no special attire or abilities, it is best if a volunteer can commit to a minimum of 4 dates through the season.  

 

Flower Bed Planting
When:       Saturday, May 6th, 2017.   9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where:      Springbrook Golf Course, 2220 W. 83rd Street, Naperville, IL and
                  Naperbrook Golf Course, 22204 W. 111th Street/Hassert Boulevard, Plainfield, IL
Who:         Two to ten volunteers to plant the flower bed around the club houses at each golf course
What:        Volunteers will plant the flower beds and pots at the locations adding decor and beauty to the landscape.  Minimum of weeding will be necessary before the planting can begin.  Flowers, tools and water will be provided, volunteers should dress for the weather and bring gloves and a hat for themselves.  

Baseball Coaches Meetings
When:       Saturday, May 6, 2017   time; TBD
                  Sunday, May 7, 2017   time ; TBD
Where:      NVHS, and Frontier Park, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville
Who:         Six to ten volunteers, ages 13 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will assist in setting up for the coaches meetings and the location for equipment pick up.  Some lifting is required by volunteers.  

Mother's Day Wishes
When:      Friday, May 12, 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 to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist setting up the event, activities and interacting with guest to ensure a great event.  Tasks will be to assist children and staff with games and themed activities. Volunteers are asked to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt, if needed t shirts will be provided at the time of sign in.

Battle of the Bands
When:       Friday, May 12, 2017    5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where:     Central Park, Band Shell, 104 East Benton Ave,  Naperville, IL 
Who:        Six to eight volunteers  ages 18 years and older
What:       Judges for the annual high school Battle of the Bands.  Judges should enjoy music and the excitement that accompanies young musicians.  Judges should not be friends of or family members of participants in the Battle of the Bands for this year.  

 

School's Out
When:     Friday, May 26, 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 14 to adult
What:      Volunteers will assist setting up the event, activities and interacting with guest to ensure a successful event.  Tasks will be to assist children and staff with games and activities. Volunteers are asked to wear the NPD volunteer t shirt, if needed t shirts will be provided at the time of sign in. 

River Sweep
When:       Saturday, May 20th, 2017  9:00 to Noon
Where:      Various access points along the DuPage River, Salt Creek and tributaries TBD
Who:         Individuals, families, groups, and civic organizations are invited to register to join in the efforts
What:        Remove debris from the DuPage River, Salt Creek and their tributaries or help restore stream banks back to the natural state. Click here to register

 

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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