Human Resources

Volunteering with the City of Kentwood 

Help with Parks and Recreation Events

The City of Kentwood frequently needs volunteers for various Parks and Recreation programs and community events. 

We are always looking for special event volunteers, whether it's for the Fourth of July Celebration, Food Truck Festival, Taste of Kentwood or Tree Lighting Ceremony, just to name a few. Tasks and duties can include serving as an information guide or parking attendant, assisting with clean-up efforts and more. 

We also need volunteers to assist with our Trail Patrol and Adopt-A-Park or Trail programs.

Interested in volunteering a few hours of your time to help? Please fill out our online form or call 616.656.5270.

Join The Kentwood Park Stewards

The Kentwood Park Stewards support the City of Kentwood by helping preserve and maintain Kentwood’s parks, trails, and public spaces through invasive species control, native habitat restoration and park beautification. Learn more at kentwood.us/ParkStewards.


Similar to the Michigan Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Road, Kentwood’s Adopt-A-Street program allows residents to volunteer to pick up litter to keep local roads clean and safe. All types of City streets may be adopted, including two-lane, limited access, boulevards and business routes. Neighborhood groups, service organizations, schools, scout troops, senior groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved.  Find more information at kentwood.us/AdoptAStreet.

Become a Trail Patrol Volunteer

Want to make a difference in our community and have fun doing it? Our Police Department is looking for volunteers to help patrol City parks and trails. Volunteers will provide assistance to trail and park users and report issues such as maintenance needs, ordinance violations, vandalism and illegal or suspicious activity.  For more information about our Trail Patrol Volunteer program, visit kentwood.us/VIPS or contact Volunteer Coordinator Vicki Highland at 616.656.6571 or highlandv@kentwood.us.

become a Police Department Volunteer

The Kentwood Police Department Volunteers in Police Service program, also known as VIPS, encourages and provides an opportunity for residents to volunteer in a variety of different areas within our Police Department. Please visit our kentwood.us/VIPS for more information or contact Volunteer Coordinator Vicki Highland at 616.656.6571 or highlandv@kentwood.us.


To see current opportunities to serve on a board or committee, please visit the boards and committees page.