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Volunteer Opportunities

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ECO-VOLUNTEERISM

 

IN ANN ARBOR, DETROIT & YPSI

 


COMMUNITY & SCHOOL GARDENS

Agrarian Adventure

2251 E. Stadium Blvd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734.994.2017 x35437

info@agrarianadventure.org

Sustains an organic school garden, helps integrate food systems and health education into the curriculum and school day, sponsors educational events, and offers an after-school program focused on food, gardening, and activism.

 

Detroit Agriculture Network

200 W. Parkhurst

Detroit, MI 48203

Phone: 313.869.7199 Mailbox 3

Supports urban gardening initiatives and programs in the city.

 

Detroit Garden Resource Program

Phone: 313.961.3151

lindsay_detroitagriculture@yahoo.com

Provides hundreds of home, school, and community gardens access to resources and information in order to empower Detroit residents to grow, harvest, prepare, and preserve food for their families in their backyards and neighborhoods.

 

Growing Hope

P.O. Box 980129

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Phone: 734.786.8401

Fax: 734.484.4630

info@growinghope.net

Helps people improve their lives and communities through gardening.

 

Project Grow

1831 Traver Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Phone: 734.996.3169

Fax: 734.997.1072

info@projectgrowgardens.org

Provides the space, education, and inspiration and to make organic gardening accessible to all.

 

HUNGER RELIEF

Earth Works Garden

c/o Capuchin Soup Kitchen

1820 Mt. Elliott

Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313.579.2100 x211

volunteer@cskdetroit.org

An urban farming project in Detroit. Educates Detroit area schoolchildren in areas of science, nutrition, and biodiversity of organic agriculture. Yields fresh produce to benefit such programs as WIC and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s daily meals.

 

Food Gatherers

P.O. Box 131037

Ann Arbor, MI 48113

Phone: 734.761.2796

Fax: 734.930.0550

info@foodgatherers.org

Exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes by reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food, coordinating with hunger relief providers, educating the public about hunger, and developing new food resources.

 

Food Not Bombs

Phone: 734.426.0090

ahreva@aol.com

1pm Sun. in Liberty Plaza (Division & Liberty)

Distributes free vegetarian food to the hungry.

 

NATURE PRESERVATION

Natural Area Preservation

1831 Traver Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Phone: 734.996.3266

nap@a2gov.org

Natural Area Preservation works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and foster an environmental ethic among its citizens. This involves conducting plant and animal inventories, ecological monitoring, and a variety of stewardship projects in Ann Arbor parks. These tasks are performed by both staff and volunteers. One third of NAP’s field work is done by volunteers, and NAP projects take volunteers well beyond the realm of litter clean-up into broader areas of concern, such as maintaining biodiversity and restoring damaged ecosystems.

 

Wild Ones Ann Arbor Chapter

11606 Centennial Dr.

Whitmore Lake, MI 48189-9755

Phone: 734.622.9997 (President Susan Bryan)

Phone: 810.231.8980 (Treasurer Karen Lowry)

susanbryanhsieh@yahoo.com

karen.lowry@federalmogul.com

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

 

POLITICAL ADVOCACY

Clean Water Action

205 1/2 N. Main St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734.222.6347

Fax: 734.222.6473

annarbor@cleanwater.org

Clean Water Action is a national organization of diverse people and groups working together for clean water, protecting health, creating jobs, and making democracy work. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions and campaigns to solve environmental and community problems, and to elect progressive and pro-environmental candidates at every level.

 

Michigan Peaceworks

120 1/2 W. Liberty St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734.761.5922

info@michiganpeaceworks.org

Advocate for a sustainable future. Michigan Peaceworks provides information online for volunteers to write to legislators and government agencies to urge them to advance environmentally responsible initiatives.

 

REUSING & RECYCLING

The ReUse Center

2420 S. Industrial Hwy.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734.662.6288

info@recycleannarbor.org/volunteer/volunteer.htm

Help save tons of reusable stuff from ending up in landfills each year.

 

The Scrap Box

581 State Cir.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: 734.994.0012

sally@scrapbox.org

The Scrap Box is the place for creative recycling of unique materials which manufacturers and businesses would otherwise send to landfills: remnants, samples, seconds, and scraps. This good "junk" can be recycled into useful materials for art classes, learning games, science experiments, crafts, and other expressions of creativity.

 

URBAN REFORESTATION

Global ReLeaf of Michigan

1100 N. Main St., Ste. 105

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 1.800.642.7353

Fax: 734.998.0163

GlobalReLeafMi@aol.com

Global ReLeaf's mission is to educate the public on the value of trees and the need to properly select, plant, and maintain them, by working with community groups with local tree planting projects in the fall and spring and by providing informational materials and presentations.

 

The Greening of Detroit

1418 Michigan Ave.

Detroit, MI 48216

Phone: 313.237.8733

Fax: 313.237.8737

info@greeningofdetroit.com

Exists to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit’s neighborhoods, boulevards, and parks through tree-planting projects and educational programs.

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