Our events are open to all ages and abilities.
No prior experience necessary.
We work with: individuals and families; corporations and businesses; youth and adult groups; environmental and outdoor clubs; community and service organizations; faith-based groups, as well as college, high school, and middle school students. We only require that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult. No prior experience is necessary, we’ll provide the required tools and training! All you need to do is show up ready to volunteer and get a little dirty to restore Minnesota’s natural areas. A light breakfast and lunch are provided at most events.
Each spring and fall, Great River Greening hosts 4-8 public restoration events throughout the greater Twin Cities Metro. These events typically take place on Saturday mornings and our projects range from planting native trees to removing invasive plants, and more! Visit the Public Events webpage to view our current opportunities.
In addition to our public events, Great River Greening offers private events for groups wishing to have a more targeted restoration experience. We offer private event opportunities throughout the year and work hand-in-hand with group leaders to determine the location, tasks, and date that work best. Complete our Private Event Inquiry form to work with us on tailoring an experience for your employees/group.
Field Learning for Teens
Separate from our public and private restoration events, Field Learning for Teens is an outdoor youth education program, designed to introduce youth of color to the importance of environmental stewardship and the many ways they can be involved in caring for our shared natural spaces both now and as future professionals. Through hands-on activities in the field, teens gain a deeper exposure to natural spaces in their community, current environmental topics, and career opportunities in STEM and environmental fields. This is a free, one day program offered to groups of 20 or more high-school-aged youth. Please contact Amy Kilgore, Outreach Program Manager, for more information: email@example.com or (651) 272-3989.
Click here to view our current Internship and Employment openings. Great River Greening internships are a chance to work side-by-side with our staff and partners on various projects. Interns typically work during Great River Greening office hours (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm) and occasionally at weekend or evening volunteer and outreach events. Some work may be available to do remotely. Internships are available in the following fields:
- Database management
- Volunteer management
- Event planning
- GIS mapping
- Graphic design
Is there something missing here? If you would like more information or to offer volunteer services that range outside these roles, please call us (651) 272-3989 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to hear from you!