Education Volunteers

Become part of history! Children, teens, and adults of all ages can share the story of Naperville as an education volunteer at Naper Settlement. Whether you enjoy wearing historical costumes, demonstrating activities from the past, or simply telling a good story, volunteering at Naper Settlement is a great opportunity to give back to your community.  

Contact Guest & Volunteer Services at 630.420.6104 or email nsvolunteer@naperville.il.us today to join in a fun, rewarding, and interactive adventure!  

During the Summer Season, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities

History Squad Volunteers

Are you currently a 4th-7th grader who loves sharing history, performing, or giving back to your community? 

History Squad volunteers engage with visitors in children’s history by playing historic games and demonstrating chores and other activities from the 1800s. Throughout the Summer Season (April through October), History Squad volunteers will improve their public speaking skills, learn life skills from the 1800s, and, most of all, have fun bringing history to life. 

Applications are accepted year-round, and training begins in the winter months. 

2021 Requirements to Participate:  

    Must be a current 4th-7th grader by the January before open season  

    Attend informational and training meetings in February and March 

    Attend once a month for at least 5 months but more participation is welcome 

    Costuming is determined by the activity taking place and may include period-appropriate clothing or everyday wear 

Please  email our Volunteer Coordinators   or complete our online History Squad Volunteer Application

History Connectors

Interested in engaging visitors of all ages in fun learning activities?  

History Connectors provide Naper Settlement visitors with hands-on educational experiences through a variety of activity carts and stations during our open season. History Connectors also help with Scouts, Playscape, and special programming.

Applications are accepted year-round, and training begins in the winter months. 

2021 Requirements to Participate:  

    Must be a current 8th grader through adult by the January before open season 

    Attend informational and training meetings in February and March 

    Attend once a month for at least 5 months but more participation is welcome 

    Volunteers are non-costumed  

Please  email our Volunteer Coordinators or complete our online Volunteer Application.

Building Interpreters

Do you love telling stories? 

Building Interpreters tell stories of the past and how they relate to the present. Through their interpretation, these volunteers provide an exciting and engaging experience that stimulates conversation and promotes an appreciation of Naperville’s history. 

Applications are accepted year-round, and training begins in the winter months. 

2021 Requirements to Participate:  

    Must be at least 18 years of age or older by the January before open season 

    Attend informational and training meetings in February and March 

    Attend at least twice a month for at least 5 months or a total of 10 shifts but more participation is welcome 

    Have the option of wearing 19th-century clothing 

Additional volunteer opportunities are available during the winter season (November through March). Training is required for these roles. Please  email our Volunteer Coordinators or complete our online Volunteer Application.