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!
Page last updated 8/7/2017.
GRAND RAPIDS MAKER FAIRE
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting the 2017 Mini Maker Faire!
What: Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, and projects. It’s nick-named “The Greatest Show & Tell on Earth.”
GRPM asked WMEAC to help recruit volunteers to manage the waste management stations they’ll have on site to divert compostable and recyclable materials from the landfill!
Volunteers will get free admission to the Maker Faire for the weekend.
Where: Grand Rapids Public Museum (272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)
Sign Up: Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
ARTPRIZE S.O.R.T. INITIATIVE
S.O.R.T. is back!
We are recruiting volunteers and volunteer groups to fill nearly 300 shifts to manage the S.O.R.T. stations during ArtPrize 9 this fall.
This makes an amazing group service project for student organizations, churches, corporate teams, and athletic teams!
When: September 20 – October 8
Where: Rosa Parks Circle & Ah-Nab-Awen Park
MAYORS’ GRAND RIVER CLEAN UP
WMEAC is proud to host the 14th Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup!
This event will be hosted by WMEAC on September 9th, 2017 from 8:30am until 1pm! There will be a small breakfast available before the event and a light lunch after the event; live music will be provided during lunch.
When: Saturday September 9, 2017, 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Where: Sixth Street Bridge Park
8:30am – 9am : Volunteer Check In and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 : Welcoming Remarks
9:15 – 9:30: Load up buses
9:30 – 11:00 – Clean up the Grand River!
11:00 – 11:30 – Travel back to 6th Street Park
11:30 – 1pm – Lunch is served! Founders beer for those 21+
GREEN DRINKS GREETER
Description/Background: Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. The event is held on the third Thursday of the month in the evening at various venues throughout Greater-Grand Rapids and the Lakeshore. Attendees will vary from students and academia, non-profit, government, and sustainable business professionals.
Calendar Time Scope Commitment: The event takes place once a month on the third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Responsibilities of Volunteers:
- Support the WMEAC table the day of the event. Most commonly either setting up or breaking down the table.
- Help greet attendees
JOIN A COMMITTEE
WMEAC hosts a number of committees to help with our internal policies and procedures, provide guidance, and expand our network for effective community engagement.
Are you interested in a more formal commitment with WMEAC?
Let us know if you are interested in learning more about our Event Planning, Fund Development, Policy and Advocacy, IDEAL (Inclusion and Diversity), and event specific committees like Grand River Clean Up, Blue Tie Ball, the Annual Meeting, and Women and Environment.