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!
JOIN US AT THE ROCK THE BLOCK STREET FESTIVAL!
Rock the Block Street Festival is a family event hosted by LINC that brings the people of Grand Rapids together to celebrate community, culture, and connection to opportunity. Rock the Block takes over Madison street and fills it with entertainment, local food, and community resources.
Come out and support WMEAC during this event by managing an information table and talking about what WMEAC does! Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts alongside a staff member. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in tabling during this awesome event!
Date: Saturday, June 13
Location: 1167 Madison Ave SE
BE A SURVERYOR FOR THE COMMUNITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE!
The Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University is partnering with WMEAC and looking for volunteers to administer our 2015 VoiceGR community survey. VoiceGR is an ever-evolving survey designed uniquely to connect demographics with opinions and perceptions of Greater Grand Rapids area residents. Help us provide objective data to residents, nonprofits, governments, businesses, and other decision makers and improve the community! We are looking for volunteers to administer the survey at community events from July 1st, 2015 through October 31st, 2015.
There will be a volunteer training session prior to administering the surveys.
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49504
COME SPEND SOME TIME ON THE GREEN ROOF!
Volunteers are needed to come clear out weeds that have accumulated in WMEAC’s green roof and rain garden! This is a great opportunity to spend some time on the beautiful green roof that is now in bloom. Volunteers are free to visit once or set a summer schedule, and tools and composting resources will be provided. Please email email@example.com if you are interested!
MAYORS’ GRAND RIVER CLEAN UP PLANNING COMMITTEE
Come help plan the largest river cleanup in Michigan! The 12th Annual Mayors’ County Grand River Clean Up is coming up this September in Grand Rapids to clean up our Grand River watershed. Until then, this event requires a lot of planning by a great team of volunteers in order to be successful. The planning committee will work to identify sites, create maps, find volunteers and sponsors, etc.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you or your organization wants to get involved!
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!
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 email@example.com if you would like to spend time with us to plan and prepare for this fun, educational, and inspirational event calendar for 2014/2015!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about adopting a catch basin in need near you!