Perhaps we Americans did not invent volunteerism ... but we sure have put our own spin on it and do it with flair. We do it across the world and close to home.
Now, residents of Naperville, Illinois, will have a new opportunity to flex their volunteering muscles.
The City of Naperville, Illinois is initiating a Municipal Volunteer Program beginning next month. City residents will be able to donate their time and talents to projects and efforts run through this new city program.
The idea behind this new Municipal Volunteer Program is to enhance and grow city services, while providing residents the opportunity to contribute their talents, build upon their experience(s) and resume'(s), and explore new ideas ... all while helping the city reduce costs or cut expenses. It also offers a great opportunity for local retirees to stay involved and active.
The Naperville Municipal Volunteer Program is hoping to emulate the success of the 20-year-old volunteer program running at the city's Police Department.
Naperville, IL Police Chief David Dial credits volunteers with his department's volunteer program with helping to reduce the work load of in-house office personnel, as well as contributing to the safety of the city via community patrols. The City of Naperville hopes to see many of the same benefits of volunteerism within their program.
The volunteer duty presently available for consideration by Naperville, IL city residents through the Municipal Volunteer Program is: Operation of the Receptionist Desk at the Naperville Municipal Center.
Further opportunities for volunteering will be considered for addition and expansion in 6 months after an evaluation of the success of this first task.
If you are interested in volunteering in this new Naperville IL Municipal Volunteer Program now or in the future, or just wish to keep atop the development of the program, please register for the free City of Naperville e-News at this website address: http://conta.cc/aBN8Qq. Further information will be disbursed through this media throughout the future.
If you wish to contact the City of Naperville directly regarding this program, please contact the Community Relations Division, City Manager's Office, 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL, at (630) 420-6707.
Expanded opportunities to volunteer are also available for Naperville residents through the continuing Police Department Volunteer Program. If interested in helping there, please contact the Naperville IL Police Department at: Naperville Police Department, 1350 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL, (630) 420-6666.