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Volunteer Opportunities

Please keep in mind that the majority of the events below require you to be a registered volunteer at Blandford Nature Center.

To become a registered Volunteer at Blandford Nature Center, please click here!

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April
  • 01
    01.April.Saturday

    10:00 AM-12:45 PM
    Apr-01-2017
    Blandford Nature Center
    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    To culminate the Sugarbush Season, we are hoping to have a few helping hands when it comes to the bottling and processing of the maple syrup produced this year.

    If you are interested in lending a hand and learning more about the bottling process, please sign-up!

    *Note: Date is tentative. The day and time may adjust depending on how the season progresses and facility availability.

  • 08
    08.April.Saturday

    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    Apr-08-2017
    Blandford Nature Center
    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    Do you have a unique skill? Do you like working with tools or creating things? If so, you may be interested in becoming part of the BNC Maintenance Crew!

    Blandford is hosting a 1 hour training for any volunteers interested in regularly coming out with some of the behind the scenes magic that helps with Blandford’s daily operations.

  • 11
    11.April.Tuesday

    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    Apr-11-2017
    Blandford Nature Center
    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    Would you like to work with children in the great outdoors?

    Then please join us for our Spring Trail Guide Training to dust-off your BNC curriculum knowledge or learn it for the first time. The day will be spent highlighting all things spring–coverage will include the following programs:

    • Signs of Spring
    • Animal Adaptations
    • Seeds & Plants
    • Birds of a Feather
    • And more!

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  • 20
    20.April.Thursday

    5:30 AM-8:00 AM
    Apr-20-2017
    Blandford Nature Center
    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    Blandford Nature Center hosts an annual “Back to Nature Breakfast” that focuses on raising funds for various aspects of the nature center. This year we are hoping to raise support for our educational programming, with a specific focus on our summer day camps. We will be showcasing how our camps and other programing influence children, our community, and the world. Through this fundraiser, we can better engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature to create a thriving, diverse community that supports a healthy natural world.

    Come out to help us prepare and serve breakfast (coffee, juice, yogurt parfaits, pastries, clean-up, etc.) on this big fundraising day! Please come dress business casual (slacks, button-down shirt or blouse) and comfortable footwear for serving.

    Registered Blandford Nature Center Volunteers Only Please

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  • 21
    21.April.Friday

    4:30 PM-8:00 PM
    Apr-21-2017
    Blandford Nature Center
    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    This reception allows us an opportunity to thank our Growing Up Blandford Campaign Donors. These guests have made a significant contribution to the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center and Blandford’s Endowment Fund. Through this appreciation event, we can better engage and empower our community through enriching experiences in nature to create a thriving, diverse community that supports a healthy natural world.

    Come out to help us prepare and serve cocktails and appetizers during this big appreciation event! Please come dress business casual (slacks, button-down shirt or blouse) and comfortable footwear for serving.

    Registered Blandford Nature Center Volunteers Only Please

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