Human Resources

Volunteering with the City of Kentwood 

Help with Parks and Recreation Events

The City of Kentwood frequently needs volunteers for various parks & recreation programs and special events. 

We are always looking for special event volunteers, whether it's the Taste of Kentwood, 4th of July Celebration, Food Truck Festival or Tree Lighting Ceremony. Tasks and duties can include information guide, parking attendant or clean-up.  We also need volunteers to assist with our Trail Patrol and Adopt-A-Park or Trail programs.

For more information about volunteering opportunities, please visit the Parks & Recreation Department web page or call 616.656.5270.

become a Police Department Volunteer

The Kentwood Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program encourages and provides an opportunity for citizens to volunteer in a variety of different areas within our police department. Please visit their web page for more information Volunteers in Police Service

Help Save Our Trees

If you’re passionate about protecting and improving the tree canopy in our community, you can help make a difference by volunteering to help tackle vines harming trees in Kentwood. Learn more at kentwood.us/vinevolunteers.


To see current opportunities to serve on a board or committee, please visit the Boards & Committees page.