Meet Claire, Volunteer Coordinator

Claire works to recruit, organize, and care for our volunteers – our largest group of supporters!  She’s honed her skills in nonprofit work and volunteer management with the East Hills Neighborhood Association and Hospice of Michigan.

Outside the office, you can bet your bottom dollar she’s playing her “guit-fiddle” or hanging with her pup Betty Midler. She’s a blast and we’re so excited for you to meet her!

Let’s get a virtual coffee together and get to know each other, yeah?

Where are you from?

Grand Rapids

How did you get connected to Friends?

I worked at East Hills Council of Neighbors from 2007-2012. Friends was a community partner that we worked with quite a bit. Always been a big fan of Friends!

so glad you’re here! tell us What you do day-to-day in your position

I am involved in all the in’s and out’s with our wonderful volunteers. I also work closely with the Neighborhood Forester and Adopt-A-Park programs.

What is your favorite city of Grand Rapids park?

FGRP's Claire Tree Painting

During the quarantine, Claire created this fun painting we’ll be hanging in our office when we’re back!

Huff Park

what is your Favorite tree?

Sycamore (She loves it so much, she wrote a song!)


What is the last book you read?

Biography of a Yogi

go-to movie or TV show?

Bob’s Burgers

Podcast you love?

WTF with Marc Maron

What could we find you doing for fun these days?

Going on long walks, painting, and playing guitar

what’s an interesting fact about you that many people don’t know?

I love to paint in a folksy way and am a singer-songwriter.

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