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Volunteer at Naper Settlement!
Naper Settlement volunteers play an essential role in inspiring and engaging thousands of visitors from all over the world. Volunteers founded the Naperville Heritage Society in 1969 and they remain the core of the Society’s mission. Dedicated and passionate volunteers interact with and support over 130,000 annual museum visitors from the greater Naperville community, statewide, nationally and internationally. We welcome dynamic, lifelong learners who want to be a part of Naper Settlement’s volunteer corps.

We invite you to explore our many volunteer opportunities and discover the right volunteer opportunity for you. Volunteers can assist at one event, once a week or whenever they have extra time. Volunteers can work behind the scenes, outdoors, with visitors, or even at home.

Apply Today!
To begin your volunteer experience, please complete our volunteer application , call 630.305.5256, or email . You can also download a PDF of our Volunteer Brochure.

Volunteer Opportunities

Building Volunteers

Oktoberfest Volunteer

Curatorial Volunteer

Education
Building Interpreter
History Connector
Junior Volunteer
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Special Events
Civil War Days
Naper Nights
Oktoberfest
All Hallows Eve
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Collections
Curatorial
Library and Archives
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Cress Creek Garden Club

Marketing Volunteers Group Volunteers

Historic Buildings and Grounds 
Gardens
Operations Support
Restoration Crew
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Museum Support
Marketing
Development
Administrative 
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Other Experiences
Weed Ladies Floral Group
Corporations and Other Groups
Eagle Scout Projects
Make Your Own Experience!
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Youth Volunteering - Volunteers in grades 4-8 are welcome to apply to the Junior Volunteer Program.

High School Volunteering - Volunteers in 9th - 12th grades are welcome to apply to the History Connector Program.

Internships
Naper Settlement offers a variety of internship opportunities throughout the year. For more information please email .
  • Internships are available during fall, spring, and summer semesters or as your school allows. Internships can be used for college credit with school approval.
  • The Summer Internship Program is available by application to undergraduate and graduate students. Applications open in mid-February. The internship program runs between June and July.
  • John K. and Judith H. Powell Museum Studies Internship is available by application to undergraduate or graduate students in collections and education. Applications open in early fall and the program begins in January.


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