The ODC Network has individual volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Please complete the form below and email it to Ashley VanZee to begin the process of becoming a volunteer!
Events such as Maple Sugar Time, Golf Outing, Macatawa Water Festival, Treats and Trails, Migratory 5K Fun Run, and Holidays with the ODC Network offer a variety of volunteer opportunities including setup, wildlife assistant, event ambassadors, and more.
Help clean the Macatawa River of trash, debris, and other non-natural materials, on foot or by boat. Anyone under 16 years old must be with an adult. Boats and equipment will be provided if used during the cleanup.
The ODC Network has multiple advisory committees to help provide expertise for staff on a variety of topics. These committees meet throughout the year and are an important part of how the ODC Network meets its mission.
Our Volunteer League, VoLes, is a service club for teens to experience what it takes to maintain a natural area and captive wildlife and to gain insight to the ODC Network mission. This program is designed for 12 to 18 year olds who will work with ODC staff on a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks. Time may be spent improving trails, removing invasive species, cleaning animal enclosures, or assisting staff at events. Time spent volunteering may be used for school community service hours. VoLes club meetings are often scheduled for one Friday and one Saturday per month for a total of six meetings per session. Spring, Summer and Fall sessions are available, no prior experience or participation is required to sign up.
Summer 2023 dates:
Saturday 9/30, 10-12pm
Fall 2023 dates: