Public Volunteers

For individuals or groups that would like to attend an open volunteer event.

This volunteer option is for individuals or groups that would like to help out at an open volunteer event, like Eco-Stewardship Work Days, Farm Work Days, Flower Power Crew and Festivals 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. If you are interested in volunteering at any of our smaller, more intimate Community Programs and events, you are required to fill out an application and pass a background check.

Eco-Stewardship Work Days

Eco-Stewardship Work Days focus on habitat restoration, trail maintenance, stream clean-up and removal of invasive species.

Education is a key aspect with instruction not only on removal but also on identification of several native Michigan plant species and general ecology.

Volunteers learn to identify and manage plants that may be growing in their communities and how those plants and their volunteer efforts impact their surrounding environment.

2020 Eco-Stewardship Work Days Schedule

Saturday, January 11, 2020 | 9:00am- 11:00am

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 9:00am- 11:00am  

Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 9:00am- 11:00am

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Farm Work Days

Farm Work Days give Blandford volunteers an opportunity to get involved at the Blandford Farm. Farm Work Days range from weeding and planting in the Children’s Garden and Isla’s Garden, to helping out in our CSA production field.

Please check back for the Farm Work Days in Spring of 2020. These dates will be set one Friday a month from late May through August.

Flower Power Crew

The Blandford Farm is looking forward to bringing back the Flower Power Crew in Summer of 2020! This is a fun, weekly volunteer opportunity for folks help deadhead, cut and arrange floral bouquets for the Blandford table at the Fulton Street Farmers Market.

Please check back for the Flower Power Crew volunteer days in the Spring of 2020. The Flower Power Crew days will occur weekly on Wednesday mornings from early June through early September.