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Volunteer with the Naperville Park District

Cub Scouts Making Seed Bombs During Earth Week Naperville 2021
 

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. 

  • 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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)                      Adults (18 and up)              All applicants must complete:

 


Volunteer Opportunities:

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

Oak Savanna Planting      
When:                   Saturday, May 21st from 9am - 12pm 
Where:                  Ron Ory Community Garden Plots, 811 S West St
Who:                     up to twelve Individuals ages 16 years to adult
What:                    Volunteers will be supplied with the necessary tools and guidance for planting. Volunteers must bring their own gloves and dress appropriate for the weather with close toed shoes.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Soccer Bag Return

When:                    Saturday, June 4th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, 11:30 am - 2 pm, 2pm - 4:30 pm (split shifts)
Where:                   Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Dr
Who:                      6 volunteers, Individuals ages 16 years to adult
What:                     Volunteers will assist with dissembling soccer bags returned by coaches by sorting through items, blowing up soccer balls, making first aid kids and organizaing the storage area with the returned equipment. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and close toed shoes. All volunteers must have a current volunteer application with the Naperville Park District and DCFS form on file.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Kite Fly

When:                     Sunday, June 5th from 12pm – 4:30 pm (1st shift: 12-2p, 2nd shift: 2:30 – 4:30pm)
Where:                    Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Drive.
Who:                       Up to 6 volunteers, Individuals ages 16 years to adult
What:                      Volunteers will assist with litter pick-up, other duties as assigned and of course kite watching! Volunteers will be outside and must dress appropriate for the weather with closed toe shoes. Gloves, garbage bags and litter pickers will be provided.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Family Campout

When:                 Saturday, June 11th and Saturday, June 18th from 4pm –  7pm (Rainout Date: Saturday, June 25th)
Where:                Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road
Who:                   Up to three volunteers, Individuals ages 18 years to adult
What:                  Volunteers will assist with checking out games/toys, monitor a campfire and assist with making s'mores. Volunteers will be outside and must dress appropriate for the weather with closed toe shoes. They will gain experience working with families and children. Bug spray and sunscreen will not be provided. 

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Naperville Plays      
When:                   Saturday, July 16th from 8:45am - 12:15pm
Where:                  Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road
Who:                     Two individuals ages 14 years to adult
What:                    Volunteers assist with event set-up/tear down and interact with participants and families. Volunteers may be outside and must dress appropriate for the weather with closed toe shoes.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

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. 
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Weed Pulling/ Invasive Plant Removal      
When:                   This project is ongoing and can be scheduled to fit your availability 
Where:                  Various locations in our parks 
Who:                     Groups all ages are welcome
What:                    Volunteers will be supplied with the necessary tools and guidance for removal. Volunteers must bring their own gloves. Service hours are posted to your volunteer profile and are good for service hours and conservations hours typically. 
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Bingo

When:                 Thursday, May 19th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, June 2nd from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, June 16th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, July 7th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, July 21st from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, August 4th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, August 18th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, September 8th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, September 22nd from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, October 6th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, October 20th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, November 3rd from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            Thursday, November 17th from 11:30 am - 2:15pm
                            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:                    2 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.  
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Kids' Night Out           
When:                   Friday, May 20, 2022                   5:30 pm - 9 pm   Schools Out - FULL
                              Friday, June 17th 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Summer is Here - FULL
                              Friday, July 15th, 2022                 5:30 pm - 9 pm   Ice Cream Day
                              Friday, Aug 12th, 2022                 5:30 pm - 9 pm   End of Summer Extravaganza
                              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.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Becca KrzyszkowskiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606.

 

Please contact Becca Krzyszkowski,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-848-3606, to provide proof of hours or signature for 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,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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. 

 


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