Volunteer Opportunities

Every effort contributes significantly to maintaining a sustainable and welcoming community with the highest quality of life for our residents. Businesses, non-profit organizations, service groups and individual residents all play a key role in supporting and maintaining an exceptional, family-friendly environment.

Thank you for serving the community. Please select one of the events and choose the register button in the upper right corner to volunteer. Short descriptions are provided on each event page on this page below.


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Meridian Regional Recycling Event Opportunities in April and September:

Residents, volunteers, and co-sponsors helped collect and recycle, re-use, and/or safely dispose of old stuff. On Recycling Day drivers will drop their goods off at designated stations where volunteers will help them unpack, direct traffic, distribute information, etc.

Sign up to Volunteer for the Fall Recycle Event

Major Event Volunteers Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering for Meridian’s most fun event of the year? On June 30th Meridian Township will host Celebrate Meridian! Volunteers will be needed for 2 hour time slots from 10 am - 10 pm. You will receive an email closer to the event with the official sign-up form, instructions and your preference for which volunteer activity you’ll be performing. For now, let us know if you’re interested by signing up for one of the various opportunities Celebrate Meridian offers. We have opportunities for all ages and we encourage your family, group or organization to come volunteer together at Celebrate Meridian. 

Volunteer for Celebrate Meridian today!

Contact: dillon@meridian.mi.us or 517.853.4614

Stewardship Mornings

Help the Harris Nature Center naturalists to keep our parks and trails healthy and safe. We need your help in removing invasive plants, maintaining habitat areas, repairing troubled trail areas and gardening around the building. Volunteer one day or become a regular steward- all help is appreciated. Stewardship Mornings are once a month on a Saturday at 9 - 11 am.

Junior Counselors at Summer Nature Camp

Kids going into 9th grade or above, are invited to help our adult Camp Counselors provide a wonderful nature experience to the many children attending Summer Camp. They must fill out an application form and we will match them to a camp that fits with their schedule. Kids going into 7th and 8th grade and have completed our CIT training are also welcome to apply.

Harris Nature Center (HNC) Volunteer Opportunities:
Contact: hnc@meridian.mi.us or 517.349.3866

Park Volunteer Opportunities:

Arbor Day Tree Planting 

All ages invited to participate in our biggest hardwood tree planting ever! We will be planting 300 native trees in the Towar Woods Preserve. 

Garlic Mustard Pull

Typically between April - June. Garlic Mustard can dominate both disturbed and undisturbed, valuable habitats. Help control this aggressive exotic plant by participating in our annual stewardship event. 

Love-A-Park Day

This is a great volunteer opportunity for the community to come together to help keep our parks, land preserves and other public spaces throughout the township clean, prime spaces. We welcome individuals and groups to sign up.

Contact: Dillon@meridian.mi.us or 517.853.4614

Friend of the Park Program Opportunities:

The Meridian Township Park Commission is seeking community-minded individuals and groups of all ages to adopt one of the community’s local parks as a “Friend of the Park”.

This ongoing program asks that volunteers commit to oversee a local park, serving as the Township’s “eyes and ears,” as well as develop suggestions, clean-up activities and improvement projects to enhance a site’s appearance and public use. “Friend of the Park” volunteers can be individuals or neighborhood associations, service clubs and youth groups.

Having this kind of special attention has been invaluable. Residents have conducted routine clean-up projects, created and maintained flower gardens, organized fundraising efforts and groomed trails.

If you are interested in becoming a “Friend of the Park” please contact Park Naturalist Kelsey Dillon at dillon@meridian.mi.us or 517.853.4600

Eagle Scout Project Procedure

  • Choose an Eagle Scout Project from the Wish List or contact one of the representatives listed in the Eagle Scout Procedure Manual

  • Set up a meeting with the Parks and Recreation Department Representative.

  • For the meeting, bring the completed Candidate Information Sheet and other items listed in the Procedure Manual.

  • Once proposed Eagle Scout project has preliminary approval by staff, a presentation is scheduled before the Park Commission.

  • Park Commission presentation - Eagle Scout Project Procedures document for items needed.

  • After project is approved by Park Commission, periodic meetings with staff and/or building department may be required.

  • Once project is completed, contact Parks & Recreation Department Director LuAnn Maisner to schedule a meeting to review the completed project. Items for meeting are listed in the Eagle Scout Project Procedures document.

  • After meeting with Director Maisner, a presentation before the Park Commission will be schedule.