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Love a Park Days

Lend a hand, give your time and join us to help beautify and clean up a park that needs a little love and attention. With 159 parks in the park system, there are lots of ways to support park maintenance and beautification efforts. We bring the music, refreshments and tools; you bring the energy and desire to make a difference and together we make a beautiful parknership! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes you don't mind getting dirty. Don't forget your water bottle too. Many locations are yet to be determined as park needs are assessed and projects assigned accordingly. Please contact us at volunteer@a2gov.org to rsvp your spot!

Saturday, July 21, 10a.m.-noon, Hunt Park Rain Garden. 1035 Daniel St. Join us on this summer day to tackle the thistle that is throughout the rain garden. We will also be doing a park cleanup to make sure the playground and fields are looking their best. Learn how this rain garden stores and cleans water that lands on the grassy fields.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 3-5p.m. Park TBD

Sunday, Aug. 26, 1-3p.m. Park TBD


Love The River Days

Want to canoe around the river and enjoy nature while cleaning up trash and taking care of our beautiful Huron River? We've got two Love The River Days planned to give individual volunteers and pairs of volunteers (not groups) the chance to come help out. We supply trash pickers, trash bags, and free boat rentals for river volunteers. There is a limit of 20 people per event so reserve your spot quickly (via our email, volunteer@a2gov.org!)​

Want to plan a river clean-up for your group? Email us at volunteer@a2gov.org!​

Monday, August 6, 1p.m. - 3p.m. at Gallup Park Canoe Livery.


Farmers Market

Wednesday and Saturday markets 

Beginning in May, we are seeking a motivated volunteer from 7a.m.-3p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Duties can include assisting staff, vendors and customers with orders, traffic control at loading zones, litter pick up, and customer feedback. ​Contact us at volunteer@a2gov.org or 734.794.6445 if you'd like to learn more or find out which dates are available to volunteer!

Food Truck Rallies

Wednesdays: July 11 | August 1 | September 5 | October 3

The Food Truck Rallies provide fun and entertainment for the whole family! Volunteers are needed to assist with Zero Waste stations, set up, and take down. They are the first Wednesday of each month (July's is second week), volunteer shifts are from 4-9p.m.


Splash Days

Join us for a fun-filled volunteer opportunity leading games and activities for kids both in and out of the water at one of our three pools. Set-up and take-down times are included, and not all volunteers will need to know how to swim. Splash Days are Saturdays, 1:30-4:30p.m. and are best for individual volunteers or small groups.

July 21, Veterans Memorial Pool

Aug. 4, Buhr Park Pool

July 14 and Aug. 11, Fuller Park Pool


Senior Center

Art Show

Fridays: Sept. 7 & 14 11am-2p.m. | Oct. 25 9a.m.-12p.m. | Oct. 26 11a.m.-2p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help a Senior Artist display art for an Artist Reception to be held at the Ann Arbor Senior Center located at 1320 Baldwin Ave. The artists will be at both the art hanging and art removal scheduled events. The volunteer will help set up some work space tables, assist the artist  bringing art into the building from cars, and carefully removing any protective packaging. The volunteer will assist artist with laying out the art to be displayed for visual impact at the reception. Volunteers also may assist the artist with hanging artist cards with approved wall mounting materials.  The volunteer should be able to climb the 4 ft. ladder to hang artwork on the multi-wired framing wires and attach art to D-rings and adjust height as needed. Training on the art hanging multi-wire system and basic ladder safety will be provided to both the artist and the volunteer.  

Optional Volunteer Assistance:  Volunteers are welcome to attend the Artist Reception and or help the artist set up tables, chairs and refreshments for their event on the day of the event. The Artist Reception event will be Sept. 21, 2018 from 6-8p.m.  Typically the artist arrives one hour prior to the event to set up.



1519 Fuller Road
734-794-6445
volunteer@a2gov.org