Volunteer Program Information

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Volunteer for Nature!

Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is made up of 34 Nature Preserves and 6 Facilities. With over 5,500 acres of land and 50 miles of trails, volunteers make a big impact on the management and accessibility of the land. Volunteer projects include removing invasive plants, creating new trails, leading nature walks, gardening, and monitoring bluebirds – just to name a few.

Volunteers are a vital part of what we do. Washtenaw County provides stewardship activities that will directly benefit the landscape while enhancing the experience for park visitors. Additionally, we work to incorporate learning so volunteers have a positive experience. Volunteers not only give back to the community and help the environment but can also learn techniques, get exercise, connect with like-minded people, and explore new places.

Stewardship Saturdays

Volunteer opportunities are available the second Saturday of the month. They are open to the public and no prior experience is necessary. If you would like to bring a group of more than five, please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate with appropriate staff and tools. Check out our 2019 calendar of events for more details. Or visit our Stewardship Saturdays website.

Groups are Welcome

We look forward to organizing an event for your group. Opportunities are available for all group sizes, age ranges and ability levels. To get started, please fill out a group interest form. We will follow-up shortly afterwards to start planning your workday.

Other projects

Are you a Scout looking to do a final project? Do you need to complete a certain number of hours for community service? Is there a Preserve or project you’re passionate about? Please reach out to us - we would love to work with you and explore your ideas!

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