Summer of Service

Join us each week for drop-in volunteering. All ages welcome.

Join us for our weekly drop-in volunteerism time at a different agency each week to give the community a chance to see the breadth of volunteerism they can engage in. Locals and visitors are welcome to join in and be a part of the community for a whole shift or just an hour.

All volunteering times are 4-7pm. Simply show up for as little or as long as you like!

If you need more information, please email

See below for locations on Thursdays from 4-7pm!

  • June 1 – Downtown Experience – Meet at J Smith Walkway, 131 E Front St. Traverse City
    Help with beautification and planting

  • June 8 –  Salvation Army – Meet at 1239 Barlow St, Traverse City
    Help with clearing playground and painting

  • June 15 – TART Trails –  Meet at the Open Space in Traverse City to work on the garden called “Time to Let Go” on TART Trail

  • June 22 – Botanic Gardens – Meet at the Historic Barns Visitor Center at 1490 Red Drive, Traverse City
    Help with garden beautifying

  • June 29 – Downtown Experience –  Meet in front of the post office downtown TC
    Help with beautification and planting

  • July 6 –  Festival Foundation Meet at The Open Space in the Food Area during Cherry Fest
    Help serve food/dessert, help in beer tent, clean up after Jr Royale Parade

  • July 13 – Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association – Meet at the VASA warming hut on Bartlett Rd trailhead in Traverse Ci
    Help with clearing and raking trail

  • July 20 – The Watershed Center- Beach location to be announced
    Help with beach clean-up

  • July 27 – Traverse Area District Library – Meet at TADL main branch at 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City
    Help with library projects

  • August 3 – Great Lakes Children’s Museum – Meet at 13240 S W Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City
    Help with museum projects