SAY Detroit

Volunteer Opportunity:
A Time to Help Parker Village

This opportunity has passed.

Parker Village was established by Juan Shannon in October 2015 to provide citizens in Highland Park with fresh, locally grown food distribution by operating a small-scale farmers market. They also provide fresh vegetables on a weekly basis to the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic. On the 43,000 sq ft, former home of Thompson Elementary School, Parker Village has over 200 garden beds. The first solar powered-smart street light in the midwest was installed there in 2018; a second was added in 2020 along with a second installation, a water and power shed, along with a solar pergola.

Project Scope: We will be working at the farmers market, where there are over a dozen raised garden and flower beds that need our help and attention. There will be rocks, wood, and some dirt to be moved on the grounds as well as tending to the garden beds.

Volunteers Needed: 15-40

Parking: Parking lot

Attire/Other Info: Please dress in your best grubby yard work gear for outdoor cleaning and gardening. Bring your own gardening gloves. Tools will be provided, but please bring more of your own that can help the project. Event will be postponed if it rains.

This is a registration-only event through Bloomerang Volunteer – please be sure to sign up and select the shift in STEP 2 of registration or your spot will not be reserved.. If you don’t feel well, please stay home and unregister from the event so we know not to expect you.

Sign up at Bloomerang Volunteer:

Questions: Contact Wendy Jackson, SAY Detroit volunteer coordinator at

NOTE: Volunteer event registration has moved to Bloomerang Volunteer. This new platform will be used for all volunteer opportunities with SAY Detroit moving forward. Bloomerang Volunteer is a pretty robust platform — and, it has a mobile app! If you’d like video overviews, you can watch this. If you like to dig into FAQs, you can get started here.

Number of Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Needs
Hours verification for school provided
Type of Opportunity
Activity Type
Saturday, July 13th, 2024, 9am - 12pm
Duration of 3 hours
Location Details
Offsite Location
Outdoor Project

Parker Village HP
181 E Buena Vista
Highland Park, MI 48203
United States

This opportunity has passed.