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.
Meridian Regional Recycling Event
04/21/2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
04/21/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Arbor Day Tree Planting
04/28/2018 9:30 AM
05/19/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Love a Park Day
05/19/2018 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Summer Fishing Derby
06/09/2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
06/16/2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meridian Regional Recycling Event Opportunities in April and October:
Residents, volunteers, and co-sponsors helped collect and recycle, re-use, and/or safely dispose of an enormous quantity of materials. On Recycling Day, drivers will drop their goods off at designated stations where volunteers will help them unpack. After unloading, cars drive out to make room for those behind them.
Harris Nature Center (HNC) Volunteer Opportunities:
Contact: email@example.com or 517.349.3866
Major Event Volunteers
Help our visitors have a great time at our major events, Winter Wonderland and Halloween Adventures! Volunteers are needed to provide baked goods, which are then free to the visitors, or to work a 2-hour shift on the day of the event. Areas where volunteers help are at the craft table, games area, refreshments table, directing parking and fire tending.
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.
Help the HNC 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.
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.
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.
Friend of the Park Program Opportunities:
Each year the Meridian Township Park Commission and the Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department hosts an awards ceremony to honor the many contributions and donations to the parks.
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.