Spring volunteer events coming in March--stay tuned!
Welcome to GIVE 365! We are the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Volunteer and Outreach Program! We love to partner with volunteers to make improvements and enhancements to the Ann Arbor Park system. Did you know there are 162 park properties that the City maintains and cares for here in Ann Arbor? That's a lot of park property! Staff and volunteers work together to steward our public parkland. Join us!
Upcoming Volunteer Events
You can also register in our volunteer database to receive email updates about our upcoming opportunities and to learn about some of our current projects!
We have many projects that are perfect for groups and organizations looking to do service. These work great for teambuilding or community engagement! We will work with you to find a date, time, and project that suits your group. We work in about 110 parks and facilities and we can always find a project that could benefit from volunteer attention. We work with groups as small as four and as big as 25. If you're part of a group, be it a business, fraternity, sorority, community organization, or other, and interested in planning a volunteer event with GIVE 365, please fill out our Group Volunteer Inquiry Form. Through the form, let us know your group's availability and project interests and the GIVE 365 team will plan an impactful workday based on your preferences, staff availability, and current park priorities. We promise to reach out within two business days of your form submission to start coordinating the event! Visit our group volunteer project page for examples of work days that can be tailored to your organization.
Trash Trailblazers is back!
What in the world is a Trash Trailblazer you ask? 'Trash Trailblazing' is a volunteer-on-your-own-time type of program. If you walk regularly and would like to collect trash on your walks, we invite you to be a part of our Trash Trailblazers team! It’s easy, and there are no scheduled times, just visit our Trash Trailblazer information page to learn how to pick up the kit and track your parks and litter collected. Materials supplied: reusable garbage bag, trash picker, portable hand scale and gloves.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Too old for camp, too young to work? Volunteering is a great way for tweens and teens to earn service hours and gain work like experiences. Learn about the 2022 Counselor in Training program or view our upcoming volunteer opportunities as most of our volunteer opportunities are open to all ages.
GIVE Gazette - Monthly Newsletter
The GIVE Gazette is back! Our monthly newsletter highlights volunteers and events from the month prior with a list of upcoming events that we are recruiting volunteers for. Check out the most recent issue:
The GIVE 365 Volunteer and Outreach Program began in the spring of 2011. The program is funded by the voter approved Parks Maintenance and Capital Improvements Millage. We facilitate volunteer projects and opportunities in city parks or recreation facilities. We have a variety of projects, work days and events perfect for individuals and groups. We have featured work day events with set days and times that you can sign up for and we also have customized outings if you are looking for a group opportunity on a day and time that works for you. GIVE also manages the Adopt-A-Park program so if you are interested in volunteering at your local park on a recurring basis, we invite you to reach out to us.
Our motto here at GIVE: Anything is Possible.
We specialize in PARKNERSHIPS.
Community engagement is our thing.
Meet our staff!
2022 Season Report