Work With Us

Seasonal Opportunities

The Green Team focuses on the care and maintenance of young trees that Friends has planted in the Garfield and Burton Heights areas within the past two years.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24, and are interested in working in the fresh air this summer and exploring green careers (think forestry, landscaping, tree maintenance, civil and environmental engineering, and agriculture!) then this opportunity could be for you!

For the application, click here. 

Do you like trees? Want to get paid to take care of them?
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is hiring seasonal help (June-October) to assist with the watering and basic maintenance of trees planted by our organization. This position will work in a team of two, operating a watering truck and the necessary equipment to water individual trees and complete basic tree maintenance on a weekly basis. 

For the full job description and details to apply, learn more here

Board Membership

Friends seeks to engage a wide cross-sector of our community to ensure that our organization is reflective of the diversity of the neighbors we serve. We are looking for neighbors to take a deeper step with us as committee members and potential board members.

If you have an interest in helping grow our tree canopy and park landscape, making the benefits of green spaces available to all, let us know here!

Please note: No person shall be excluded from Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ services, employment, or volunteer participation because of ethnicity, race, national origin, age, height, weight, genetic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, economic circumstance, veteran status, physical and/or mental abilities/characteristics, philosophy/religion, or any other status that is protected by State of Michigan or federal law or by local ordinance.