Volunteer

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 required to fill out the online Volunteer Application. 

If you are a volunteer coach, please complete an Application and Background Check Authorization form through the Coaches Forms link by following the necessary prompts.

All other prospective volunteers, please follow the three steps below:

  1. Complete the Student or Adult Application by clicking the red button below for your age group. The application will open in a new window of your internet browser. Be sure to click Submit/Continue.
  2. Print, complete, sign, and return the Authorization for Background Check form by clicking the red button below. A blank form will open in a new window of your internet browser to be printed.
  3. Email Becca, rkrzyszkowski@napervilleparks.org, with an attachment of your completed Authorization for Background Check form and your volunteer selection from below, including the event title, date and time.

Students (17 and under)

Student Application

Adults (18 and over)

Adult Application

All applicants must complete this form:

Background Check Authorization Form


Volunteer Opportunities

Donuts with Santa

When: Saturday, December 3 from 8:00 am - 12:15 pm

Where: Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (305 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540)

Who: Volunteers Ages 16 to Adult

What: Volunteers will be engaging with participants while making crafts, playing games and serving food. This event is a festive holiday program and volunteers must be able to work independently. 

Santa's Naperville Workshop

When:                     December 5 from 4:45p - 8:15p

                                December 6 from 4:45p - 8:15p

                                December 8 from 4:45p - 8:15p

                                December 9 from 4:45p - 8:15p

                                December 10 from 11:45a - 4:15p and 4:00p - 8:15p

                                December 14 from 4:45p - 8:15p

                                December 18 from 4:00p - 8:15p

                                December 19 from 4:45p - 8:15p

                                December 20 from 4:45p - 8:15p

                                December 21 from 4:45p - 8:15p

Where: Riverwalk Cafe located at 441 Aurora Ave (this is a walk-to location with nearby parking available)

Who: Volunteers ages 16 or older; Volunteers 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

What: Volunteers will assist with check-in or mingling with families indoors/outdoors, take pictures for families, and maintain holiday cheer! Volunteers will be given further instruction once onsite. Please dress for the weather as volunteers may be inside or outside. 

Bingo

When:

Thursday, December 1st from 11:30 am - 2:15pm

Thursday, December 15th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm

Where: Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (305 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540)

Who: Volunteers Ages 16 to Adult

What: Volunteers will be calling Bingo, verifying the correct numbers of winners, setting up tables with numbers and prizes. The games begin at 12:30p, please arrive at 11:30am.  

Kids' Night Out          

When:

Friday, Dec. 16th, 2022, 5:30 pm - 9 pm    Gingerbread Hunt FULL

Where: Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL.

Who: Volunteers will help with activities with the children. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.

What: Climbing through the tubes, crafts, games are some of the possible activities.  Volunteers will assist with checking in the children and clean up after the event.

Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Litter Picking
  • Weed Pulling/ Invasive Plant Removal
  • Garden Plot/Idea Gardens Assistance
  • Centennial Beach Assistance

Please contact Becca Krzyszkowski, rkrzyszkowski@napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-3606, if you are interested in any Naperville Park District volunteer opportunities or to provide proof of hours.

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.
 
Adopt A Park Handbook

Adopt A Park Application

Adopt A Park Waivers

Eagle Scout and Gold Award

Scouts interested in Boy Scout Eagle Scout and Girl Scouts Gold Award should contact Becca Krzyszkowski, rkrzyszkowski@napervilleparks.org or call 630-848-3606, to discuss your ideas for the Naperville Park District. Please be prepared with your initial idea, time frame and interests to discuss.