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Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Ottawa County Parks Team Today!
Become a Volunteer.

Volunteers provide a critical service to the County Parks. Our goal is to provide you with a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience that contributes to the mission of Ottawa County Parks & Recreation. There are a variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer in our parks!

For these opportunities and more, contact Melanie Manion for more information. Or, you can get started by filling out a Volunteer Application. We will contact you once we receive your application.

Current Volunteer Job Descriptions

Nature Education Center Volunteer

Garden Volunteer

  • Adam Street Landing
  • Connor Bayou
  • Hemlock Crossing
  • Spring Grove

Internships

Contact Gray Gogolin with questions about current volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Workdays

The public can also help keep the parks beautiful and combat invasive species. We could use your help!

Never volunteered for a stewardship workday before? No problem! Here’s what you should know: 

  • Bring work gloves (preferably leather), insect repellent and appropriate outdoor gear.
  • All necessary tools, drinking water and snacks will be provided.
  • No preregistration is required.
  • All ages are welcome, however we do ask that those under 16 are supervised by an adult.
  • Work days are cancelled if raining.

To see all of our workday dates, check out the online calendar.

Do you have more questions? Contact us or call (616) 738-4810.