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Special Event Volunteers
Volunteers at Naper Settlement

Special event volunteers are one-of-a kind. Online sign up is available for upcoming events. For questions or to express interest in volunteering at a future special event, please email .

All volunteers are required to have a 2018 volunteer agreement on file before participating in an event shift. Note: Volunteers under 18 are required to submit a new form for each event. Volunteers under 18 will be unable to participate without parent/guardian signature.


Civil War Days - May 18 & 19, 2019
Positions available include greeter, advance tickets, programs, battle line keepers, post-battle grounds cleanup, gate monitor and more.

Shift Times: 9:30 am-1 pm and 12:30-4 pm
- If under 18 years old, must have Event Registration Form signed by parent/legal guardian.

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Naper Nights - June 15 & 16, July 20 & 21, August 17 & 18, 2018
Positions available include greeter, gate monitor, advance ticket taker, selling beverage tickets, bag check, ID check, help with the trivia contest and more. The beer tent is staffed by Community Partner volunteers. Additional volunteers are placed in this location based only on event needs. Volunteer flexibility is always appreciated.

Shift Times: 4-10 pm
- If under 18 years old, must have Event Registration Form signed by parent/legal guardian.

Online sign up>


Oktoberfest - October 5 & 6, 2018
Positions available include greeter, gate monitor, advance ticket taker, selling beverage tickets, bag check, ID check and more. The beer tent is staffed by Community Partner volunteers. Additional volunteers are placed in this location based only on event needs. Volunteer flexibility is always appreciated. If under 18 years old, must have Event Registration Form signed by parent/legal guardian. Under 21 year old volunteers are needed for a shorter shift. Questions? .

Friday Shifts:
Under 21 – 4:30-8:30
Over 21 – 4:30-9:45

Saturday Shifts:
Under 21 – 11:30-3:30; 3:30-7
Over 21 – 11:30-3:30; 3-7; 6:30-9:45


Online sign up >



All Hallows Eve - October 19 & 20, 2018
Operations volunteers are non-costumed and assist with greeting visitors, giving directions, program distribution or monitoring lines.
Groups are invited!

Shift Times: 5PM-10PM
- If under 18 years old, must have Event Registration Form signed by parent/legal guardian.

Online sign up>

Volunteer actors wear costumes and participate in various vignettes and features.

Auditions: September 5 & 6 from 5PM - 6PM

Held in the Naper Settlement Meeting House
Shift Times: 6PM - 10PM
Groups are invited!
- Must be 16 and older.
At audition applicants will look over a list of available roles and select top 3 preferred roles and read sample lines for each character. The entire process takes about 20 minutes depending on how many people are in front of you.
- Roles are assigned the week following rehearsals.
- Dress rehearsal for volunteer actors will take place Thursday, October 18th.

- Do you like to scare people? We are still looking for a few odd creatures! Contact for more information

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Christkindlmarket - November 23 - December 24 
Greet visitors and distribute event guides daily

Shift Times:
Thursdays 1-4 pm, and 3:30-7 pm
Fridays 1-4 pm, 3:30-6:30 pm, and 6-9 pm
Saturdays 10:30 am-1:30pm, 3:30-6:30 pm, and 6-9 pm 
Sundays 3:30-6 pm
- must be 15 and older.

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