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Invasive Species Removal Project: Ken-O-Sha Park

Let’s get out and clean up invasive species throughout our city parks! Friends of GR Parks is co-hosting a series of volunteer events with the Kent Conservation District and West… Read More

J: A Great Friend from the Start

J (they/them) was initially an intern with Friends, and still volunteers with our team today! J heard about Friends’ internship program just after moving to Grand Rapids from Chicago and… Read More

It’s My Park Day!

Join your neighbors to help get our city parks ready for the summer! Projects are planned for parks across the city, where volunteers will help pick up trash, beautify flowerbeds,… Read More

Volunteer Lunch n’ Learn

Bring your lunch over to the office and join our volunteer coordinator Claire to chat about Friends’ mission and how you can get involved. We love collaboration and thrive with… Read More

Tree Planting Volunteer Project

In collaboration with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Friends is planting trees in downtown GR. Join us for a fun afternoon of beautifying our city. We’ll provide all tools and instruction!… Read More

HALLOWEEN Tree Planting Volunteer Project

In collaboration with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., Friends is planting trees in downtown GR. Join us for a fun day of beautifying our city on HALLOWEEN! We’ll provide all tools… Read More

Mayor’s Greening Initiative presented by Verizon

The fifth annual Mayor’s Greening Initiative, presented by Verizon, is taking place in the Garfield Park neighborhood! This one-day volunteer event allows community members to make an immediate (and long-lasting)… Read More

Volunteer Lunch n’ Learn

Grab your lunch and join our volunteer coordinator Claire to chat about Friends’ mission and how you can get involved. We love collaboration and thrive with volunteer help. We can’t… Read More

Community Tree Pruning: East Hills

Update: This project has 10 volunteers committed and is currently full! BUT we are constantly planning more projects. If you don’t see one of interest on our calendar, email claire@friendsofgrparks.org… Read More

Neighborhood Forester Tree Pruning

Update: This project has 10 volunteers committed and is currently full! BUT we are constantly planning more projects. If you don’t see one of interest on our calendar, email claire@friendsofgrparks.org… Read More