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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:

 

Garden Plot Gleaning

When:                   Sunday, October 23 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Where:                  Ron Ory Community Garden Plots located at 811 S West St., Naperville, IL 60540
Who:                     Volunteers ages 15 or older; Volunteers 14 and under must be accompianied by a parent/guardian
What:                    Volunteers will collect remaining produce from each plot to donate to Loaves & Fishes, sort vegetables into containers, collect flags/stakes and any other remaining gardening items left onsite. Volunteers will be given additional instructions once onsite. Please bring gardening or work gloves and dress for the weather as this event takes place outdoors and will get muddy.

 

Halloween Happening

When:                   Sunday, October 30 from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Where:                  Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 912 Honorary Sindt Memorial Ct (just west of Centennial Beach)
Who:                     Volunteers ages 16 or older; Volunteers 15 and under must be accompianied by a parent/guardian
What:                    Volunteers will assist with running games, supervising inflatables and managing themed photo opportunities. Volunteers will be given instructions once onsite. Please dress for the weather as this event takes place outdoors.

 

Pumpkin Smash

When:                   Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (1st Shift: 8:45a - 10:30a, 2nd Shift: 10:45a - 12:30p)
Where:                  Ron Ory Community Garden Plots located at 811 S West St., Naperville, IL 60540
Who:                     Volunteers ages 15 or older; Volunteers 14 and under must be accompianied by a parent/guardian
What:                    Volunteers will work in pairs or teams to assist with carrying pumpkins from cars, record the number of pumpkins, use scales to weigh pumpkins, smash/drop/stomp on pumpkins, and direct traffic along the one way directional route. Volunteers will be given instructions once onsite. Please dress for the weather as this event takes place outdoors.

 

Donuts with Santa

When:                  Saturday, December 3 from 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
Where:                 Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (305 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540) 
Who:                    Volunteers Ages 16 to Adult
What:                   Volunteers will be engaging with participants while making crafts, playing games and serving food. This event is a festive holiday program and volunteers must be able to work independetly.  

 

Santa's Naperville Workshop

When:                   Daily from Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 22

                              Mon - Fri from 4:45p - 8:15p / Sat-Sun from 11:45a - 4:15p and 4:00p - 8:15p
Where:                  Riverwalk Cafe located at 441 Aurora Ave (this is a walk-to location with nearby parking available)
Who:                     Volunteers ages 16 or older; Volunteers 15 and under must be accompianied by a parent/guardian
What:                    Volunteers will assist with check-in or mingling with families indoors/outdoors, take pictures for families, and maintain holiday cheer! Volunteers will be given further instruction once onsite. Please dress for the weather as volunteers may be inside or outside. 

 

Bingo

When:               
                            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:                    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.  

 

Kids' Night Out           
When:
                              Friday, Sept 16th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Superhero Day - FULL
                              Friday, Oct 21st, 2022                  5:30 pm - 9 pm   Spooktacular - FULL
                              Friday, Nov. 18th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm   Gooble Gooble Fun - FULL
                              Friday, Dec. 16th, 2022                5:30 pm - 9 pm    Gingerbread Hunt - FULL
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.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • Litter Picking
  • Weed Pulling/ Invasive Plant Removal
  • Garden Plot/Idea Gardens Assistance
  • Centennial Beach Assistance

Please contact Becca Krzyszkowski,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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,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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