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Volunteer with the Naperville Park District


At this time, the District’s 136 parks remain open and residents are encouraged to use them as places to enjoy some fresh air, a walk and some overall wellness, provided visitors practice social distancing and do not gather in groups.  For Naperville Park District program and facility updates relative to the coronavirus situation, please visit napervilleparks.org/coronavirus.

While organized  volunteer opportunities are limited, we encourage our residents to support Earth Day by collecting litter in their neighborhoods and nearby areas, again, as long as appropriate social distancing measures are followed.  Join us in helping to clean and beautify our community! Share a statement and/or photo to the Naperville Park District’s Facebook or Instagram pages showing what you’ve done to celebrate Earth Day with your family by using the hashtag #earthweeknaperville. Everything we do to support this effort individually can have a widespread impact and benefit all of us.  "Working together while staying apart"

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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 required to fill out the online volunteer application.  Please follow these three steps.
1st step is to complete the student or adult application.  Hold your cursor over the 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.  Then return this form to the Volunteer Manager
3rd step email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your volunteer selection.  Include the name of the event, date and time of the shift you are requesting.
 

Students (17 and under)



Adults (18 and up)

 

All applicants  must  complete

Volunteer Opportunities  

 

 

*All questions regarding volunteer opportunities please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  630-848-3606.
                     

                                              Kids' Night OUT            
When:                  Friday, Jan 21, 2022                    5:30 pm - 9 pm  Winter Wonderland  2 volunteers needed
                             Friday, Feb 11, 2022                   5:30 pm - 9 pm  Sweet Hearts  FILLED
                             Friday, March 18, 2022               5:30 pm - 9 pm  Luck of the Irish  1 volunteer needed 
                             Friday, April 22, 2022                 5:30 pm - 9 pm  April Showers
                             Friday, May 20, 2022                  5:30 pm - 9 pm   Schools Out
                             Friday, June 17th 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Theme TBD
                             Friday, July 15th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Theme TBD
                             Friday, Aug 12th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Theme TBD
                             Friday, Sept 16th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Superhero Day
                             Friday, Oct 21st, 2022                  5:30 pm - 9 pm   Spooktacular
                             Friday, Nov. 18th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Gooble Gooble Fun
                             Friday, Dec. 16th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm    Gingerbread Hunt
Where:                Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL. 
Who:                    3-4 Volunteers (September & November) 6-8 volunteers ( October & December) 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. 

                                                       Litter Picking      
When:                   This project is ongoing and can be scheduled to fit your availability 
Where:                  Various locations in our parks 
Who:                      Individuals, groups all ages are welcome
What:                     Volunteers will be supplied with a map of the park, bags for the litter, plastic gloves and directions on how to litter pick in the 
                               location.  Service hours are posted to your volunteer profile and are good for service hours and conservations hours typically.  
                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact Lynnette Hoole to find out more about this ongoing opportunity. 

 

 To volunteer, email Lynnette Hoole, Volunteer Manager, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the date(s) you are interested in volunteering.


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 Manager 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-848-3606 to provide proof of hours or signature for proof of hours.

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To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities
contact Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@napervilleparks.org
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Your contribution will help Naperville residents in need enjoy the benefits of recreation programs.