Teen Volunteer FAQs

Teen Volunteer FAQs


Q. How do I register my teen to volunteer and what are the age requirements?
A. Registration for 2017 will open May 5th at 6pm here. We ask that teen volunteers be entering 8th grade or above in Fall of 2017. It is important that your teen take direction well, is interested in being a leader, and enjoys being with little children.   There will be a non-refundable $10 registration fee for teen volunteers.

Q. How many volunteer hours can my teen earn per session of Safety Town?
A. Your teen will earn 10 volunteer hours for each session. The last day of your teen’s session, they will receive a certificate of completion with the amount of hours served.

Q. What is the maximum amount of sessions my teen can volunteer for?
A. We ask that your teen only register to volunteer for one session. If your teen is interested in volunteering for more sessions, please email info@napersafetytown.com and include the additional date(s) your teen is available to volunteer.

Q. What are the dates and times of the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club 2016 Safety Town Summer Program?
A. The dates for the 2016 sessions are as follows:
June 5-9: 8:15-10:15a; 10:15a-12:15p; 12:15-2:15p
June 12-16: 8:15-10:15a; 10:15a-12:15p; 12:15-2:15p
June 19-23: 8:15-10:15a; 10:15a-12:15p; 12:15-2:15p
June 26-30: 8:15-10:15a; 10:15a-12:15p; 12:15-2:15p
July 10-14: 8:15-10:15a; 10:15a-12:15p
July 17-21: 8:15-10:15a; 10:15a-12:15p

Q. Is there any training required to become a teen volunteer?
A. If you have never volunteered for Naperville Safety Town, you are required to come to your first session 15 minutes early to receive a brief orientation.  You will also be emailed an information packet prior to your volunteer shift.

Q. I’m interested in more information about becoming a Team Captain, what are the requirements and how do I apply?
A. Team Captains are volunteers who are peer leaders to the teen leaders and help lead the children through the week-long camp. Team Captains receive 40 hours of volunteer hours and are expected to attend a three hour training session. We ask that Team Captains have volunteered for two summers and are entering Junior Year in the Fall of 2017.  Team Captain applications are now open for Summer 2017.  If you have never been a Team Captain, please apply here. If you are a returning Team Captain, please apply using this link. Team Captain applications are being accepted until April 30.