Volunteer with us!

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 an online Volunteer Application. This application only needs to be completed one time

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 (DCFS Form) 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

Kids' Night Out          

When: (Friday)

February 10, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Sweet Hearts

March 17, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Luck of the Irish

April 14, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – April Showers

May 19, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – School’s Out

June 16, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Summer is Here

July 14, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Ice Cream Day

August 18, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – End of Summer Extravaganza 

September 15, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Superhero Day

October 20, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Spooktacular 

November 17, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Gobble Gobble Fun

December 15, 2023, 5:30 pm - 9 pm – Gingerbread Hunt

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.

Soccer Equipment Pick-Up

When: Wednesday, March 15 

 10:00 am - 2: 00 pm

 3:30 - 7:00 pm

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

Who: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. 

What: Volunteers will be sorting, preparing and handing out packets, bags and t-shirts. They will also sort inventory and create first aid kits, as needed. Volunteers will assist with set-up and clean-up. Be sure to wear close toed shoes. 

Flashlight Egg Hunt Event Support

When: Thursday, April 6

   7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565

Who: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Volunteers 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

What: Volunteers will be assisting with the set-up and tear-down of the event. Specific tasks may include hiding eggs, checking in participants, monitoring the prize stations. Volunteers may be outside, please dress appropriately for the weather. 

Shred Event Support

When: Saturday, April 15 

    7:30 am - 11:30 am 

Where: Centennial Beach Parking Lot, 500 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

Who: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and able to lift 15 to 20 pounds. 

What: Patrons will drive through the parking lot with boxes filled with paper documents that need to be shred. Volunteers will be assisting with traffic control, removing of boxes filled with paper from cars and cleanup after the event.  

Road Rally Site Attendant

When: Saturday, April 22

    3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: TBD (3 different sites that will be disclosed to the volunteers)

Who: Volunteers must be at 16 years old, 18 years or older is preferred. 

What: Volunteers will help with setting up games, posting signs, handing out game directions, putting stickers on scorecards, handing out clues to next site, replenishing supplies as needed, removing staked signs, putting any trash in receptacles, boxing up any remaining supplies and voting for Best Costume. Volunteers will be provided with a Road Rally T-shirt, but please dress for the weather as you will be outdoors. 

Kite Fly Event Attendant

When: Sunday, June 4

    11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where: Frontier Sports Complex, 3380 Cedar Glade Road, Naperville, IL 60564

Who: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Individuals and groups are welcome!

What: Volunteers will be assisting with kite flying traffic control, litter picking and cleanup after the event.  Please dress appropriate for the weather with a Naperville Park District Volunteer shirt and close toed shoes. 

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.