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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 student application.
Adults (18 and up) should complete the adult application.
All applicants  must  fill out the authorization for background check form

We will then contact you to confirm your interest and assignment
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Take the Parks Volunteer Training course


Winter and Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
 

Senior Bingo and Grandparent Grandchild Bingo
When:         Friday, Dec. 5th, 2014       12:30 - 2:30 pm  FILLED
                     Wednesday, Dec. 17th 2014      12:30 - 2:30 pm
                     Monday, Dec. 29th 2014 Grandparent/Grandchild Bingo  11 am - 1:30  pm
Where:        Alfred Rubin Centre, Community Hall, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:           2 volunteers per shift, ages 16 to adult.  All volunteers must be interviewed for this position before being   accepted as a volunteer, skills for these positions cannot be determined online. Volunteers must commit for a minimum of two dates.
What:           Volunteers will help serve food, replenish drinks, assist seniors with clean up after lunch, verify bingo numbers, assist with consolation prize basket, clean up after event and any other tasks requested by the Bingo Coordinator.  

The following Holiday Volunteer Opportunities are only available to volunteers who complete the Holiday Volunteer Training. Please answer the 4 questions at the end and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your dates, times and events you would like to volunteer this holiday season. 

Group Santa Celebrations
When:    The dates have not been set until the reservations have been made.
Where:    Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL.  Community Hall
Who:       1-2 volunteers  ages 14 to adult
What:      This is a new format for this event.  Volunteers will be asked to help with games, activities and clean up at the end of the event.  We are taking a list of people who might be interested in being called when the reservations are booked.  

 

Santa House 
When:   Saturday,  Nov. 29th    Employee Night   4:45 to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
              Saturday, Dec. 6th       1st shift                11:45 am to 2:45 pm      3-4 volunteers 
                                                     2nd shift               2:45 pm to 6 pm            3-4 volunteers
              Sunday, Dec. 7th          1st shift                11:45 am to 2:45 pm     3-4 volunteers  
 FILLED
                                                     2nd shift               2:45 pm to 6 pm            3-4 volunteers
             
Wed, Dec. 10th             1st shift                4:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers  1st Responders & Military Night
                                                     2nd shift               6 to 8 pm                        3-4 volunteers
           
 Thursday, Dec. 11th     1st shift                4:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers   FILLED
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                  3-4 volunteers
             Saturday, Dec. 13th      1st shift                11:45 am to 2:45 pm      3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              2:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers
             Sunday, Dec. 14th         1st shift               11:45 am to 2:45 pm      3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              2:45 pm to 6 pm             3-4 volunteers
             Monday, Dec. 15th        1st shift               3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Tuesday, Dec. 16th       1st shift                3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Wednesday, Dec. 17th  1st shift               3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Thursday, Dec. 18th     1st shift                3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Friday, Dec. 19th           1st shift               3:45 pm to 6 pm              3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              6 pm to 8 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Saturday, Dec. 20th      1st shift               11:45 am to 3 pm             3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              3 pm to 6 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Sunday, Dec. 21st         1st shift               11:45 am to 3 pm             3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              3 pm to 6 pm                   3-4 volunteers
             Monday, Dec. 22nd       1st shift                11:45 am to 3 pm            3-4 volunteers
                                                     2nd shift              3 pm to 6 pm                   3-4 volunteers
FILLED

Skating with Santa  FILLED
When:     Saturday, Dec. 6th  10:15 am to 1 pm 
Where:    Rocket Ice Arena, 180 Canterbury Lane, Bolingbrook IL
Who:       3-4 volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:      Help set up , collect tickets h
and out refreshments.  It is important for at least 2 volunteers to be "Skating Elves" with Santa

Santa Hotline Calls
When:   Tuesday, Dec. 9th  6 to 9 pm
Where:  Naperville Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:     30 adult mature male volunteers
What:    Make phone calls to young children in the area that are waiting for a phone call from Santa.  Lists of children with details are given to each volunteer and then calls are made from "Santa".  Dinner is provided for all volunteers.  This is a fun evening for all volunteers

 

Candy Cane Lane
When:     Friday, Dec. 12th  4:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:    Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville IL
Who:       28-32 Volunteers ages 13 years to adult
What:      Help decorate, set up and run games, crafts, serve food check in guests and participate in clean up.

Gingerbread House Decorating Set - Up
When:    Tuesday, Dec. 16th  6 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:   Barn Recreation Center, 421 Martin Ave. Naperville, IL
Who:      12 - 16 volunteers needed, ages 14 years to adult
What:     Cut and tap together gingerbread houses for the guests to decorate the next day.  Box cutters and scissors are used for this task.  

New Year's Eve at the Carillon
When:    Wednesday, Dec 31st 2014  4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where:  Carillon Visitor Center and Riverwalk Eatery 443 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL
Who:     6-10 Volunteers ages 14 to Adult
What:    Volunteers will assist in the festivities of the afternoon by helping with games, crafts, serving refreshments and clean up.  

 

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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