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Junior Volunteer Club

Friday, April 20th, 4-6p.m.

If you have not already had a chance to join us at any of last years' meetings, meet us at the Leslie Science & Nature Center where we will be working on an Earth Day project. This is a great time of year to engage and experience the joys of volunteering! This club is for youth ages 10-15, and we invite you to learn about ways to give back, gain work-like experiences and have fun in your community. Call 734.794.6445 or email for more info or to RSVP.

Earth Day Extravaganza

Saturday, April 21st

9-11a.m., 11a.m.-1p.m., and 1p.m-3p.m.

We will be celebrating Earth day by hosting three different volunteer events, each happening at different times. The 9a.m. event will take place at Bandemer Park, the 11a.m. event will take place at Ann Arbor Senior Center, and the third event is at Gallup Park. You can sign up to work just one event or all three! (Locations may be subject to change.) ​

New Date! Vet's Trash-a-thon

Sunday, April 29th 11a.m.-1p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park, which contains the A2 Skatepark and many other amenities, is one of the busiest parks in the city. Come help out by cleaning up as much trash as we possibly can! Trash pickers and bags are provided, so you won't need to get your hands dirty. 2150 Jackson Road.​

Outdoor Swimming Pool Setup

Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m at Buhr Pool

Saturday, May 12, 2-4 p.m at Vet's Memorial Pool

Summer is coming, and each year we have a summer setup day to prep our facilities for our Memorial weekend opening. Join us to paint, pick weeds, wax the slide, hang signage and clean up to make our pool and facility the best it can be. RSVP at or 734.794.6445.

A2 Blooms Day

Saturday, May 19th, 9-11a.m.

Join us for the 29th annual Ann Arbor Downtown Blooms Day! In partnership with the Downtown Development Authority and State Street Association, we will be planting flowers and beautifying downtown parks and flower beds. All materials and supplies are provided, although if possible, bring work gloves and a trowel, as these are limited. Check in at Liberty Plaza (between Liberty and South Division) at 9 a.m.

Volunteers will plant flowers, mulch planters, and help spruce up the downtown areas. Interested individuals, families, youth groups, and other organizations are welcome to drop in on this event.

Huron River Day

Sunday, May 20th, 11​a.m. - 6​p.m.

More than 30 years ago, the Huron River Day celebration began as a way to encourage partnerships among government, private and non-profit organizations and to educate citizens about the importance of water quality and Huron River preservation. Each year, this event draws approximately 2,500 people from the Ann Arbor community to celebrate the Huron River.  

Volunteers are needed in two shifts (11a.m. to 2:30p.m. & 2:30p.m. to 6p.m.) to help at information booths, direct traffic & parking, provide information to eventgoers, photo booth, assist livery staff on docks, bike corral, fishing station, and more!​

Email us at or call 734.794.6445 to sign up for your shift.

Farmers Market

​Contact us at or 734.794.6445 if you'd like to learn more or find out which dates are available to volunteer!

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. 

Flower Day, May 27th, 10a.m.-5p.m.

This day is all things Flowers and Plants. We are combining with the Artisan Market to offer a special Flower Day, which will also include food trucks, live music, backyard beekeeping tips, gardening how-to from Master Gardeners, and tons of fun!​ Volunteers may help with set up, vendor support, and clean up.

Food Truck Rallies

Wednesdays: May 2 | June 6 | 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.

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! Summer 2018 dates are below-note we are trying different days of the week with varying times to see what works best. Many locations are yet to be determined as park needs are assessed and projects assigned accordingly. Please contact us at to rsvp your spot!

Thursday, May 10 from 9a.m.-12p.m. at West Park Rain Garden.

During this public workday, volunteers and GIVE 365 staff will go on a nature walk to learn more about rain gardens. Water Resources Commissioner's staff will lead the training on why rain gardens are important, how they are built and how to care for them into the future. We will also remove spring invasives and practice plant identification. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise. Meet at the Chapin Street parking lot.

Tuesday, May 29, 3-5p.m.  Park TBD

Sunday, June 3, 1-3p.m. Park TBD

Thursday, June 21, "Summer Solstice" 5-7p.m. Park TBD

1519 Fuller Road