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 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 Manager. 
 

Students (17 and under)




Adults (18 and up)

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   Volunteer Opportunities 

 

 

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.
                     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. 

                     April, 20, 2018 - April Showers
                     May 18, 2018 - School's Out
                     September 21, 2018 - TBD
                     October 19, 2018 - TBD
                     November 16, 2018 - TBD
                     December 2018 - TBD
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. 

Magical Starlight Theatre FILLED
When:          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. 

Bingo 
When:         Thursday, January 18, 2018  12:30 to 2:45 p.m.   FILLED
                    Thursday, Feburary 1, 2018   12:30 to 2:45 p.m.    
                    Thursday, Feburary 15, 2018 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.
                    Thursday, March 1, 2018       12:30 to 2:45 p.m. 
                    Thursday, March 15, 2018     12:30 to 2:45 p.m. 

Where:        Alfred Rubin Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Naperville, Community Hall (upper level)
Who:           two to three volunteers, ages 16 years to adult
What:          clean up after the event.  One volunteer will  be needed call the numbers for each game.

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. 

Flashlight Egg Hunt
When:      Thursday, March 29th    6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:     Knoch Knolls Park, 336 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL.   Lower Picnic Grove
Who:        Eight to twelve volunteers ages 14 years to adult
What:       Volutneers will sign in guests, hide eggs, redeem prizes to winners.  All volunteers will be expected to help 
                 with the clean up after the event. 

Egg Hunt
When:     Saturday, March 31st    8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where:   Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, IL.   Softball Fields
Who:      Five to eight volunteers ages 12 years to adult
What:     Volunteers will sign in guests, hide eggs, redeem prizes to winners.  All volunteers will be expected to help with the 
               clean up after the event. 

Road Rally
When:     Saturday, April 14th  
Where:    Details to follow regarding the location for the training of all volunteers
Who:       Ten to fifteen volunteers ages 18 years to adult
What:      Volunteers will be stationed at the locations throughout the race.  They will keep all participants checked in and 
                validate the participation requirements.  

Baseball Coaches Meeting
When:      Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6th  
Where:     Fort Hill Activity Center, 10 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville.  Time TBD
Who:        Four to six volunteers, ages 14 to adult
What:       Volunteers will move and stage materials needed for coaches to get after the meeting.  Volunteers will line up 
                bags, t shirts, hats etc.  There will be time for a break during the coaches meeting before the coaches rush
                to get the materials and leave.  

 

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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Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives while building a fun and dynamic career? Consider the Naperville Park District! It takes all kinds of skills, knowledge and talent to serve the recreation needs of the Naperville community. If you’re passionate about the outdoors, staying active, having fun and encouraging others to do the same, then check out our part-time and full-time career opportunities.

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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
To provide recreation and park experiences that enrich the quality of life for our 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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