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.

We are very appreciative to everyone who volunteers and contributes to making Meridian Township A Prime Community. We 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 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.

  • 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 9:00 am - 11:00 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:

  • 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

Become an Eagle Scout and propose a project that sharpens your leadership skills! 

Boy Scout Eagle Project Procedures