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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) 
.

All applicants  must  complete 


We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment
.
 

   Volunteer Opportunities

 

Bingo 
When:          Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017            12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                     Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017          12 noon - 2:30 p.m.
                        Thursday, Dec. 28th 2017        11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.  * FAMILY BINGO*
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, check in participants, serve lunch and verify bingo numbers and
                     clean up after the event.  One
 volunteer will  be needed call the numbers for each game.

Fort Hill Activity Center Parents Night Out
When:         Friday's for the following dates, 4 - 6 volunteers should arrive by 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
                    unless otherwise noted. 
                     November 17 - Gobble Gobble Fun
                     December 22 - Gingerbread Hunt
                     January 19, 2018  - Winter Wonderland
                     February 16, 2018 - Sweet Hearts
                     March 16, 2018 - Luck of the Irish, 6 - 8 volunteers are requested for this event. 
Who:            Four to six volunteers unless otherwise noted.  Ages 14 to adult
Where:         Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 
What:           Volunteers will assist staff with the activities planned for the young children for the
                     aprons are available for volunteers needing them.  

Please note that the following volunteer opportunities are not available for volunteers to sign up for until
after the
Holiday Volunteer Training  To register for this training please contact Lynnette Hoole at lhoole@napervilleparks.org include your name and home address in this communication.  The training will
be sent to you to complete. 

Skating with Santa
When:      Saturday, December 2nd, 2017   11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:     Rocket Ice Rink, 180 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, IL 
Who:        Eight to ten volunteers ages 14 years to adult (not all volunteers must be skaters)
What:       Four to five volunteers will assist skaters on the ice, others will check guests in, serve
                 refreshments during the skating time.  All volunteers are required to help with clean up. 

Skating with Santa as Elsa and Anna  
When:     Saturday, December 2nd 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where:    Rocket Ice Rink, 180 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook, IL

Who:       One to two volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:      This volunteer will need to know how to skate, and skate while in costume.  The skating Elsa
                will be provided a wig and dress but please dress warm under the dress and bring gloves.
                This volunteer should be engaging with the children while skating and is character.  

Magical Ice Cream Social  *** FILLED***
When:       Friday, November 10, 2017     3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Deadline:  The deadline to register to volunteer for this is Tuesday, Nov. 6th
Where:      Alfred Rubin Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave Naperville, IL
Who:         Eight to ten volunteers ages 15 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will help hand out ice cream, making sundaes, and assist with games along.
                  All volunteers are expected to help with the take down of the event at the end. 
                  Please dress in business casual, no jean or t shirts please.  

Donuts with Santa
When:      Saturday, December 9, 2017      7:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Where:     Alfred Rubin Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:        Eight to ten volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:       Volunteers will assist with the set-up of the event.  During the event they will serve the
                 donuts and hot cocoa, supervising the games and then participate in the take down of
                 the decorations used. Volunteers are asked to come dressed in their festive holiday
                 wear - elf or Santa hats are welcome.

Santa House
When:         Friday, Dec. 1st             1st shift:         3:30 to 6 p.m. 
                                                          2nd Shift:       6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                   Saturday, Dec 2nd         1st shift:         11:30 to 2:00 p.m.
                                                          2nd shift:        2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
                                                          3rd shift:         4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

                    Sunday, Dec. 3rd           1st shift:         11:30 to 2:00 p.m.
                                                           2nd shift:        2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
                                                           3rd shift:         4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

                    Monday, Dec. 4th          1st shift:          4:30 to 6:30 p.m.     Special Needs Night  FILLED
                                                           2nd shift:        6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

                    Tuesday, Dec 5th          1st shift:          4:30 to 6:30 p.m.    Special Needs Night  FILLED
                                                           2nd shift:        6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

                    Wednesday, Dec 6th     1st shift:          4:30 to 6:30 p.m.    Special Needs Night  FILLED
                                                           2nd shift:        6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

                    Friday, Dec. 8th             1st shift:          3:30 to 6:00 p.m. 
                                                           2nd shift         6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                    Saturday, Dec. 9th        1st shift           11:30 to 2:00 p.m.
                                                          2nd shift          2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
                                                          3rd shift           4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

                    Sunday, Dec. 10th        1st shift           11:30 to 2:00 p.m.
                                                          2nd shift          2:00  to 4:30 p.m.
                                                          3rd shift           4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

                    Monday, Dec. 11th        1st shift            3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Pet Night
                                                          2nd shift          6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                    Tuesday, Dec. 12th       1st shift            3:30 to 6:00 p.m.  Military Night & 1st Responders
                                                          2nd shift           6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 


                    Thursday, Dec 14th       1st shift            4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Special Needs Night  FILLED
                                                           2nd shift          6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

                     Friday, Dec. 15th          1st shift            3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
                                                           2nd shift          6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                     Saturday, Dec. 16th      1st shift           11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
                                                           2nd shift          2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
                                                           3rd shift           4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

                     Sunday, Dec. 17th        1st shift            11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                                           2nd shift           2:00  to 4:30 p.m.
                                                           3rd shift            4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

                     Tuesday, Dec 19th         1st shift            3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
                                                            2nd shift           6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                      Wed, Dec. 20th             1st shift            3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
                                                            2nd shift           6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  FILLED

                      Thursday, Dec. 21st       1st shift           3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
                                                             2nd shift          6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                       Friday, Dec 22nd          1st shift            3:30 to 6:00 p.m.
                                                             2nd shift          6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                       Saturday, Dec. 23rd      1st shift           11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                                             2nd shift          2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
                                                             3rd shift           4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where:    Santa House is located on the Riverwalk at the intersection of Jackson Ave and Webster Street.  
Who:       Four volunteers per shift, ages 14 to adult.  This volunteer opportunity is great for individuals, 
                families, scouts or other groups that would be able to work in groups of four.  
What:      Volunteers will work as a team of four to guide guests through the line waiting for their personal visit
                with Santa. One volunteer will be at the entrance counting guests as they arrive, two will work as a
                team to give instructions to the adult with the children.  The fourth volunteer will move through the line
                answer questions about the pending visit to Santa.  All volunteer will be required to participate in the
                Holiday Volunteer Training.  Holiday aprons will be provided for all volunteers to wear while at the
                Santa House, please dress for the weather.  

NYE Countdown at the Carillon
When:       Sunday, December 31st, 2017   5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Where:      Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave, Naperville    (volunteers will meet in the Visitors Center)
Who:         Three to four volunteers ages 14 years old to adult
What:        Volunteers will hand out celebrations giveaways, hot chocolate to guests.  This is a fun fast paced
                  event.  Being a volunteer for this event will only put you in the mood for a great New Year's Eve. 
                  Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather as this IS an outdoor event. 

2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Magical Starlight Theatre
When:        Friday, January 12, 2018   6:15 p.m.   - 7:45 p.m.
                   Saturday, January 13,       12:15 p.m.  - 1:45 p.m.
                                                              4:15 p.m.   - 5:45 p.m.
                   Sunday, January 14,          12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
                                                              4:15 p.m.   -  5:45 p.m.
                    Friday, January 19,            6:15 p.m.   - 7:45 p.m.
                    Saturday, January 20,       12:15 p.m.  - 1:45 p.m.
                                                               4:15 p.m.   -  5:45 p.m.
                    Sunday, January 21,          12:15 p.m.  - 1:45 p.m.
                                                               4:15 p.m.    - 5:45 p.m.
Where:       Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave. Naperville, IL  Door 23/24
Who:          Three to four volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:         Volunteers will stand at the door to the theatre and distribute tickets to guests.  Volunteers should
                   have a positive, friendly attitude and be willing to communicate with adults and children.  It is 
                   required that these volunteers wear a nice white shirt, black pants, skirt and black shoes. 

Winter Animals Camp
When:       Wednesday, January 3 - 5, 2018   9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where:      Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 
Who:         One volunteer age 16 years old to adult
What:        The volunteer will assist Naturalist with this Winer Animals Camp for 5 - 6 year olds.  These volunteers
                  should like working with young children, enjoy being outside in the winter and be interested in learning
                  more about nature.  Dress for the weather, each day the campers will be going outside.

Daddy Daughter Winter Luau
When:       Saturday, February 3, 2018    5 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 be in charge of decorating the areas used for this event.  They will be running
                  areas during the event and interacting with the children during the event as assisting the DJ
                  by demonstrating some of the dances.  All volunteers will assist in the decorating and take
                  down of the event in the end. Volunteers are encouraged to wear festive Hawaiian attire or
                  their regular clothes, jeans are acceptable. 

 

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


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