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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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  • Farm Work Day
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun-06-2017

    3145 Milo St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, USA

    3145 Milo St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, USA

    NEW THIS YEAR! We are offering work days on the Blandford Farm for those volunteers that are wanting to get their veggies on and hands dirty. Currently, we will offer these days once a month however there is the potential to add more days as the season becomes busier.  Education is always a major focus of the day as volunteers learn to identify, harvest, and manage produce, herbs, and sometimes, farm livestock. Volunteers will gain knowledge on how those plants, livestock, and their volunteer efforts directly impact their surrounding environment.

    Registered BNC Volunteers Only

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  • Eco-Stewardship Work Day
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Jun-17-2017

    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    Eco-Stewardship work focuses on habitat restoration, trail maintenance, stream clean-up and removal of invasive species (like buckthorn, privet and honeysuckle) on several sections of our 143-acre site. Education is always a major focus of the day as volunteers learn to identify and manage plants that may be growing in their own backyards, their schools or city parks and how those plants and their volunteer efforts directly impact their surrounding environment.

    This volunteer option is for individuals or groups that would like to attend an open volunteer event, like Eco-Stewardship Work Days, without becoming a registered Blandford Nature Center volunteer. Please keep in mind that while a Volunteer Application does not need to be completed, you will still be required to sign a Liability Waiver at these volunteer events.

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  • Farm Work Day
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun-20-2017

    3145 Milo St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, USA

    3145 Milo St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, USA

    NEW THIS YEAR! We are offering work days on the Blandford Farm for those volunteers that are wanting to get their veggies on and hands dirty. Currently, we will offer these days once a month however there is the potential to add more days as the season becomes busier.  Education is always a major focus of the day as volunteers learn to identify, harvest, and manage produce, herbs, and sometimes, farm livestock. Volunteers will gain knowledge on how those plants, livestock, and their volunteer efforts directly impact their surrounding environment.

    Registered BNC Volunteers Only

  • Longest Day 5K Packet Pick-Up
    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    Jun-20-2017

    235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

    235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

    Runners will be picking up their packets at multiple locations and we need your help to ensure that race-goers are able to grab everything that they need prior to the race. Can we have your help in passing out race packets?

    2017 marks the 6th year of Blandford Nature Center’s fundraising trail run/walk! Join us on Friday, June 23rd for an evening of fitness, food and fun.  Run or walk the trails through Blandford’s 143 acre property.  Afterwards, celebrate the summer solstice with us at our Summer Celebration!

    Registered BNC Volunteers Only Please

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  • Longest Day 5K Packet Pick-Up
    4:00 PM-7:45 PM
    Jun-21-2017

    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    Runners will be picking up their packets at multiple locations and we need your help to ensure that race-goers are able to grab everything that they need prior to the race. Can we have your help in passing out race packets?

    2017 marks the 6th year of Blandford Nature Center’s fundraising trail run/walk! Join us on Friday, June 23rd for an evening of fitness, food and fun.  Run or walk the trails through Blandford’s 143 acre property.  Afterwards, celebrate the summer solstice with us at our Summer Celebration!

    Registered BNC Volunteers Only Please

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  • Summer Discovery Trail Guide Training
    9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    Jun-22-2017

    1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, USA

    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 Summer Discovery Trail Guide Training Let’s get together to train-up or dust off our summer discovery program curriculum knowledge. We will meet in the Blandford auditorium to kick off the day and will end around lunch time if you care to pack a lunch and sit & eat with staff.

    Topics Covered during this Training:

    • Insect Meadow Station
    • Habitat Hunt Station
    • Wildlife Trail Station
    • And more!

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  • Longest Day 5K
    2:30 PM-9:00 PM
    Jun-23-2017

    3145 Milo St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, USA

    3145 Milo St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, USA

    2017 marks the 6th year of Blandford Nature Center’s fundraising trail run/walk! Join us on Friday, June 23rd for an evening of fitness, food and fun.  Run or walk the trails through Blandford’s 143 acre property.  Afterwards, celebrate the summer solstice with us at our Summer Celebration!

    This event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. All registration fees and donations will be used to further Blandford Nature Center’s mission to educate, engage, and empower our community to become stewards of the natural world that sustains us.

    Registered BNC Volunteers or Organization Service Volunteers Only Please

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