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Volunteer with the Naperville Park District

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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 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.  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.
 

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All applicants  must  complete

Volunteer Opportunities  

*All questions regarding volunteer opportunities May 25 thru June 8 th should be directed to Joanne Adamson,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Mulching Tree Rings @ Farmington Park
When:     Wednesday, June 27th  10 a.m. to 12 noon
                 Thursday, June 28th  10 a.m. to 12 noon
Where:    Farmington Park  2331 Reminton Drive, Naperville, IL 60565
Who:       Two to ten volunteers ages 12 to adult
What:      Volunteers will be supplied with wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes to clear and lay fresh mulch around tree rings in the park.
                 Volunteers should bring their own bug spray, water and wear sunscreen. 

Bingo FILLED 
When:     Thursday's 12 noon to 2:45 p.m.
                                  June 21  
                                  July 5  
                                  July 19  
                                  Aug 2
                                  Aug 16  
Where:      Alfred Rubin Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville
Who:         Two to four volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:        Volunteers will help set up for the registered guests to arrive, help serve lunch, call bingo numbers, verify winners numbers.  All
                   volunteers will be expected to help clean up at the end.  

Litter Picking
When:      This project is ongoing and can be scheduled to fit your availability
Where:    Various locations in our parks 
                 Carol Acres
                 Hobson West Ponds
                 Wildflower Park
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.  
                 Contact Lynnette Hoole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about this ongoing opportunity. 

Natural Area Volunteers - Trailmasters
When:        Biweekly starting NOW  8:30 a.m. to  11:00 a.m. running through November 2018
                    occasional weekends could be requested.  
Who:          Adult volunteer ages 18 years and older.  
Where:       Riverwalk natural areas
What:         All volunteers will learn to identify a variety of
                    native and invasive plant material.  Assist with removing invasive species to restore the woods to a diverse, native ecosystem. 
                    These volunteers will have the possibility of directing  other volunteers as needed.  All volunteers will be supplied with training
                    and tools for this volunteer program. 

Carillon Ambassadors
When:      June 19, 2018  6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
                 June 26, 2018  
                 July 2, 2018
                 July 10, 2018
                 July 17, 2018
                 July 24, 2018
                 July 30, 2018
                 Aug, 7, 2018
                 Aug, 14, 2018
                Aug, 21, 2018
Where:     Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave.  Naperville, IL.
Who:        One to three volunteers ages 16 years old to adult
What:       Volunteers will be initially trained with information about the tower, visitors center and the facility.  Volunteers will be required to wear
                  a volunteer t shirt that will be provided.  Comfortable shoes for standing during the evening and walking up the steps of the Carillon are 
                  strongly suggested. To volunteer for this opportunity you will need to select a minimum of three Tuesday's through the concert season
                  Volunteers will help with the set-up and take-down of the concerts as well as answer questions or direct the person asking the
                  question to the correct person to answer that question.   

Concerts In Your Parks & Rock the Hill
When:      
                   Sunday, June 24  6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Gartner Park, 524 Gartner Road, Naperville  FILLED
                   Sunday, July 8     6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Ashbury Park, 1740 Conan Doyle Road, Naperville
                   Sunday, July 15   6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave. Naperville
                   Sunday, July 22   6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Walnut Ridge Park, 2304 Keim Road, Naperville
                   Sunday, July 29   6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Tall Grass Park, 3512 Grassmere Road, Naperville
                   Friday, Aug 3      6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Rotary Hill/Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave. Naperville
Who:         Two to four volunteers 14 years old to adult
What:        Volunteers are required to wear the volunteer t shirt that will be supplied by the Park District to each concert.  Volunteers will help with
                   the sponsor tent, handing out raffle tickets, talk to the guests and answer questions. After the concert all volunteers will help with litter 
                   pick up and packing up the sponsor tent.  

Children's Lunch Hour Entertainment  FILLED
When:      Tuesday's @ 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
                  June 26, Riverwalk Grand Pavilion   
                  July 10, Frontier Park  
                  July 17, Riverwalk Grand Pavilion  
                  July 24, Frontier Park
Where:     There will be two locations:
                   Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Sindt Court, Naperville  (inside Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville)
                   Frontier Park, 3415 Book Road, Naperville.  
Who:         Two to four volunteers ages 14 years to adult.
What:        This program is a six week series of children's entertainment and variety show starting at 11:30 a.m. on the dates
                   listed. CLHE volunteers will help greet the guests, assist in the show as needed.  Volunteers should be friendly, enjoy
                   young children and able to interact with them. This is an outdoor event so volunteers are asked to dress for the weather of 
                   the day.  Volunteer t shirts will be given to all volunteers for this event to be worn each Tuesday.  Volunteers must commit 
                   to a minimum of three of the dates listed.  

Family Campout
When:      Saturday,  June 23 & 24th, 2018)
                  1st shift   3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  set up/clean up dinner, check out games, encourage play with the children while parents are setting up tents.
                  2nd shift  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  assist with hikes, making smores, and other duties as needed.
                  Sunday, June 17th 
                  3rd shift  7:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.  set up/clean up breakfast, assist with hike, helping families check out and other duties as needed. 
Where:     Knoch Knolls Park, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565
Who:        Two to four volunteers ages 16 years old to adult
What:       Each shift will have set duties based on the time of the shift.  All volunteers should like children, be outgoing and friendly.  Enjoy
                  being outside in hot or cold weather.  Volunteers should have the ability to interact with people.  Please dress for the weather, bring
                  bug spray, wear closed toed shoes.  Volunteer shirts will be supplied if you do not already have one, provide this information when you
                  sign up for this event with shift, date and time. Please note: volunteers and staff will not help families set up or take down their tents, but
                  carrying items to and from the parking lot is appreicated.  

Fort Hill Activity Center Kids' 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.
                     September 21, 2018 -  Superhero Day
                     October 26, 2018 -  Spooktacular
                     November 16, 2018 - Gobble Gobble Fun
                     December 21, 2018 - Gingerbread Hunt
Who:           Four to six volunteers unless otherwise noted.  Ages 14 to adult
Where:        Fort Hill Activity Centre, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 
What:          Volunteers will assist staff with the activities planned for the young children. There are
                     aprons available for volunteers needing them.  


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 630-848-3606

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
 
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
 
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment
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