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​Take a look at the events ​listed below and let us know if you want to be part of the fun! For more information, or if you have a specific interest or idea not listed here, please contact us at or call 734.794.6445.

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! Join us for one or all of the summer 2019 dates. Locations are yet to be determined as park needs are assessed and projects assigned accordingly. Contact us at or 734-794-6445 to reserve your spot or find more information. If you see a need or have an idea in a park, let us know!

Friday, Sept. 20, 2-4pm. Park TBD.

Rain Garden Replanting

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. Gallup Park. 3000 Fuller Rd. Come help us replant the rain garden at the Universal Access Playground! We will be planting native plants such as swamp milkweed, cardinal flower, and golden Alexanders. Come learn how this rain garden captures storm water running off the playground and helps to clean up pollutants before they enter the Huron River. All supplies and instruction provided. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at or 734.794.6445 if you or your group would like to volunteer!

Fall Park Clean Ups

During these park clean ups, we'll collect all the litter we can, then get a lesson on what can be recycled, trashed, or composted. Recycle Ann Arbor will join us in helping us sort; all trash pickers, bags, and supplies will be provided. Let's put waste in its (correct) place! If you would like to participate, RSVP to us at or 734.794.6445.

  • Sunday, Sept. 22, 1-3 p.m. at Bandemer Park. 1352 Lakeshore Drive. Meet in the parking lot off Main St.
  • Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Gallup Park. 3000 Fuller Road. Meet near the livery building.

Trick-or-Treat Paddle

Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers who love to dress up for Halloween, love to canoe and be by the water. If that is you, come help hand out candy during our Trick-or-Treat Paddle! Patrons paddle around the Huron River visiting our stations hosted by you, our volunteers. We will supply the costumes for the fun and spooky experience. Volunteers will meet at Gallup Canoe Livery and will be assigned to different locations along the river. If you are interested, email to sign up for a shift time: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 2-5:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor Farmers Market Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Market Help

We are seeking a motivated volunteer between 7a.m.-3p.m. during the busy Saturday Farmers Market. Duties can include assisting staff, vendors and customers with orders, traffic control at loading zones, litter pick up, and customer feedback. Contact Stephanie Willette, the Farmers Market manager, to find open date and time slots:​ or 734.794.6000 ext.​ 42575.

Food Truck Rallies

Wednesdays: Sept. 4 | Oct. 2

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 and volunteer shifts are from 4-9p.m. RSVP to​ or 734.794.6445.

100th Birthday Celebration Events

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is turning 100 years old! Check out the events below to see how you can be involved as a volunteer. For any questions, please contact the market at 734.794.6255.

Friday, Sept 20, multiple volunteer shift times. 315 Detroit St.

To celebrate, we are hosting a farm to table dinner at the market to highlight our vendors and local food. We are seeking volunteers to help out on the day of our fabulous feast. There are several ways to be involved: setup, takedown, registration and serving food. If you would like to be on the planning team, please contact Stephanie at with any questions or sign up now:

'Park-nership' Opportunities

Monarch Migration Festival

This event is hosted by Leslie Science and Nature Center, at Gallup Park's Butterfly Garden. Volunteers may have a chance to release a Monarch butterfly once the festival has concluded. If you'd like to be guaranteed a butterfly to release, please register so we can know exactly how many butterflies to obtain for this event! To sign up to volunteer, email Trish at or Lannis at

Where: Elizabeth R. Dean Grove & Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden

When: Sunday, September 8th from 1-3:30pm

When are we looking for help: Times vary. Set-up for volunteers begins at 12pm, and clean up runs until 4:30pm. Therefore, if volunteers wish to help with all components of the festival, expect a time frame from 12-4:30pm

What to bring: water bottle, sunscreen and bugspray, appropriate clothes for the weather, and a smile!

What to expect: Up to 400 participants, various butterfly vendors, food/drink stations, and a whole lot of butterflies.

Potential stations to help volunteer for: 1) Facepainting, 2) Parking, 3) Butterfly tent traffic, 4) Butterfly release station, 5) Butterfly related crafts and games

Tree Planting with Arbor Day Foundation & Arbor Brewing Co.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10am-12pm. Dolph Park. Meet at the entrance off Lakeview Drive and Parklake Ave. Volunteers are invited to help plant trees in Dolph Park! Tools, gloves, snacks, and water are provided. If you are interested in helping, please contact us at or 734.794.6445.

1519 Fuller Road