Hand Pile of Happy Group


More people, more impact.

Please view our events below that offer volunteer opportunities.

Interested in volunteering?

View Our Opportunities Below!

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What: Kalamazoo Block Parties is a series of events that are designed to connect Community Police Officers with youth in the neighborhood.  The events last from 2 - 4 p.m., with the exception of the Halloween event on October 31.


FB: @maplehillholidayparade


This is the biggest single event in downtown Kalamazoo and it's a tradition.  Hosted the Saturday before Thanksgiving, this event needs volunteers to carry balloons, manage the staging areas, collect food donations, and distribute information. 

Where: Traditional parade route

When: November 20, 2021 Shifts start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.


FB: @Kalamatopia


What: KalamaTopia is a makers-mart outdoor cold-air shopping event that kicks off the holiday season. The event is supported with a beverage tent, DJ music (perfect in the dark), and fun games that people like to play outdoors. 

Where: 100 N. Kalamazoo Mall | Michigan Ave. to Water St.

When: Friday, November 5th from 5 - 8:00 p.m. (shifts start at 3 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.)






New Year's Fest

FB: @NewYearsFest


What: New Year’s Fest is an all-ages showcase of performing arts that takes place on New Year's Eve in Downtown Kalamazoo. There will be a ball drop & fireworks at midnight in Bronson Park.

2021 Event Date: Friday, December 31st from 5:30 - 12 a.m.

Where: Downtown Kalamazoo and Bronson Park - shifts start at 3 p.m. and end at 1 a.m.