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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

Litter Clean-Up Walk

Today we challenge our friends to spend at least 15 minutes outside, picking up litter and debris. Walk through your local park or maybe just your neighborhood! Every bit helps… Read More

A Blossoming Corporate Volunteer Program

Corporate social responsibility is a term used often in the business world. For our friends at LaFleur Marketing, it’s more than a metric – it has been a key value… Read More

Tree Pruning Volunteer Project

Join Friends of GR Parks, neighborhood foresters and other volunteers to help prune oak trees in Riverside Park! *We’ll meet at the parking lot at Guild and Monroe* It is… Read More