WMEAC relies on caring volunteers like you to carry out our mission of leading environmental protection. We are all part of West Michigan’s environment, so we must work together to protect and positively influence our natural surroundings. WMEAC volunteers average 10,000 hours every year for various programs, professional, and maintenance needs! We need you to volunteer West Michigan to protect our environment!
RIVER CITY FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS!
The River City Water Festival is a community event celebrating the Grand River and its role in shaping our city. Join Groundswell students, community partners, and environmental experts to learn about the importance of clean water. The event will feature hands-on activities to engage residents about the need to protect our water resources. Come find out what you can do to help!
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Floater (2 – 4 needed): Answer questions, help guide partcipants through presenter tables until they reach the DEQ survey table.
DEQ Survey Supervisor (1-2 needed): Sit at the DEQ survey table to assist attendees with their activities passport.
Parking Guide (4 needed): Direct drivers toward parking area and walkers towards the festival.
Food Table Supervisor (2 needed): Ensure that volunteers and presenters receive food.
Photographer (any number!): Take photos! Post to social media, use hastags, be hip!
RAIN BARREL PREP
Meet WMEAC’s newest team member, Ondrea, to drill and prep rain barrels for our upcoming rain barrel workshops. April showers are coming and our community is ready to get their own rain barrels! Support WMEAC with this awesome program.
Please RSVP to Ondrea if you are going to attend a rain barrel prep party.
Power tools not your thing? Let us know if you are available to help prep bags for our rain barrels.
TEACH FOR THE WATERSHED MENTORS AND SUPERVISORS
Thank you to those who were able to come out to the latest T4W training session! We look forward to seeing you again for another successful school year!
Would you like to put on waders and teach children about macroinvertebrates in a stream? Reaching over 2,500 kids last year alone, T4W is quickly becoming a spotlight program here at WMEAC. T4W is ramping up to serve 4,500 kids this school year–so we need your help!
WMEAC is looking for volunteers to support and encourage West Michigan’s young people to engage in the sciences to understand and articulate the value of our water resource. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in learning more about this growing school program. Daytime availability and background check required.
When: Spring 2015
OTTAWA COUNTY GRAND RIVER CLEAN UP VOLUNTEER
The Fifth Annual Ottawa County Grand River Clean Up is on Saturday, May 16th in Grand Haven and other lakeshore communities to clean up our Grand River watershed!
If you live or work in West Michigan, please consider signing up for the Ottawa County Grand River Clean Up either as a site leader or as a clean up volunteer. We will clean up tons of refuse from over 20 miles of the Grand River in one morning. Bring out your family, bring out your colleagues, and let’s work together to protect our water!
CATCH BASIN CHAMPIONS NEEDED
Our city’s catch basins lay a vital role in stormwater collection, and currently they’re being underserved. The grates of catch basins quickly become clogged with litter and leaves, which are easy to remove but often go overlooked. If you’re interested in joining the crusade to preserve the efficiency of our stormwater system, this is a simple project that would greatly benefit from your work. Please email email@example.com to learn more about adopting a catch basin in need near you!
EVENT COMMITTEE MEETING--VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
WMEAC events include The Earth Day Gala, WMEAC Film Series, Women and Environment Symposium, Green Drinks, Grand River Green-Up, Mayors River Clean Up, and our Annual Meeting. All of these events need significant volunteer power from people like you! If you attend these events every year or are new to WMEAC we are always looking to grow our event team with passionate, detail-oriented, team players.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to spend time with us to plan and prepare for this fun, educational, and inspirational event calendar for 2014/2015!
WOMEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Women and the Environment is a one-day symposium that explores the intersection between women and gender issues and environmental concerns. The event is a valuable opportunity for professionals and students alike to learn about the issues, their history and current success stories. The symposium is the first large-scale meeting between local leaders and stakeholders in the academic, business and activism communities focused on gender and the environment.
Every year we organize a group of volunteers to help WMEAC plan the event with Logistics, Honorees, Inclusion, Sponsorship, Marketing, Speakers & Theme, and more. Would you like to be a part of this powerful event?
Commitment includes an hourly monthly meeting from Fall to the event. Additional time includes participation on a subcommittee (hours vary depending on availability and personal commitment). Event planning is supported by Development Director, Community Activism Manager, and a Women and Environment Intern.
Let us know if you’re interested!