Volunteer Opportunities

2024 Volunteer Opportunities

Connecting people and native plants for a healthy planet.
Please join us in this mission by volunteering at one or more of our upcoming River City Wild Ones Outreach Events. For those of you that are new or unfamiliar with our events, we often participate in community programs by setting up an information table, where we hand out  informational guides and answer questions for those interested in natives. These events are fun, educational, and give us a chance to get to know our Wild Ones members as well as members of other organizations that embrace our mission.  Our Board members will also be there, volunteering with you, bringing their knowledge, experience, and dedication to our mission.

We have a new method for volunteering through Sign Up Genius. CLICK THE VOLUNTEER BUTTON BELOW to pick out your time slot for events. Contact our Volunteer Chair, Chris Smith for more information.


May 15 Groundswell Showcase, GVSU, 5–6:30pm
2 information table volunteers needed, 4:30–7pm


May 25 – Kent Conservation District Wildflower Potted Plant Sale*, 10am–3pm
2–3 information table volunteers needed for each shift; 9:30am–12:30pm & 12:30–3:30pm.

*Kent Conservation District (KCD) needs volunteers for the Wildflower & Potted Plant Sale.  Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn’t work) and follow the instructions to signup: volunteersignup.org/Q4E8P This link is for volunteering directly for the KCDWildflower & Potted Plant Sale ONLY—not the Wild Ones information table.


June 1 – Grandville Sustainability Committee Native Plant Sale & Expo, 9am–12pm
Held under the Farmers Market Pavillion. 2 information table volunteers needed for each shift; 8:30–10:30am & 10:30am–12:30pm.


June 14 – Farmers Market Day Native Plant Sale, Fulton St Farmer’s Market, 8am–2pm
1–2 information table volunteers needed for each shift; 7:30–10:30am & 10:30am–2:30pm.


June 24 – Native Plant Education Garden (NPEG) Open House, 5–7pm
2 volunteers needed to help Amy Heilman and Karyn Detmer-Babbitt talk with visitors about the garden; 5–7pm. 2–3 volunteers needed for information table and book sales; 4:30–7:30pm.


July 17 – Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser, Fulton Street Farmer’s Market
Staging 2–5pm; Pick-up, Browse & Buy 5–7pm


August 16 – Farmers Market Day Native Plant Sale, Fulton Street Farmer’s Market, 8–2pm
Information table 7:30am–2:30pm


August 16 – West MI Conservation Network Pollinators, 5–7pm, Kent County Parks Bldg
Book Sales 4:30–7:30pm


September 16 – Chapter Meeting Human Ecology, Marywood 6:30–8:30pm
Book sales 6–8:30pm


September 20 – Farmers Market Days Native Plant Sale, Fulton Street Farmer’s Market 8am–2pm
Information table 7:30am–2:30pm


October 21 – Chapter Meeting Gardening for Bluebirds & Wildlife, Marywood 6:30–8:30pm
Book Sales 6–8:30pm


November 18 – Annual Meeting & Seed Swap, Marywood 6:30–8:30pm
Seed Swap table and Book Sales 6–8:30pm