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Volunteer Information

Timber Town 2.0 will be built May 17-21, 2017 and we need your help to make it happen. This is not an ordinary playground and it’s not an ordinary playground construction project. Timber Town 2.0 will be built through a “community build” process; community members and volunteers will come together and build the playground.


Don’t worry if you think you aren’t skilled to help build a playscape. There is a role for every volunteer and we will need many hands each day to help with a variety of tasks! It will be an awesome experience and a great way to join others in building our community.


To volunteer for any of the Timber Town 2.0 build days, Click Here.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Tom Olver, United Way of Isabella County



Volunteers needed to help complete assembly of Timber Town 2.0. Professional installers are on hand to guide everyone through the process. Beverages and meals will be provided. Additionally, children's activities will be provided on the Saturday and Sunday of Build Week (more information below.)

We’ll need volunteers who are willing to commit to at least one 5-hour shift during build week, May 17-21. Please join us in creating this magical playscape for our community’s children!

Shifts will be:

  • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch provided)
  • Noon – 5 p.m. (Dinner provided)

Volunteers with experience in construction and carpentry will be needed throughout the build, but there’s a job for everyone.




Activities for kids will be provided for the children of those volunteering on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Stay tuned for more information about each day's activities!

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES: Pre-registration for children ages 5-12 is required to participate in children’s activities. To register your child while you volunteer, click here.

Children's activities will be provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location will be at onsite at Island Park during Build Week.

  • Maximum age 12
  • The same parent must check-in and check-out their children. No exceptions!
  • A child may remain in childcare for up to two shifts per day.
  • You must be volunteering for the project at the same time your child participates in the activities.
  • If your child has food allergies or other special needs, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department prior to the event so we can provide the appropriate accommodations.
  • For additional information please email




FOOD: During Playscape 2.0 Build Week, volunteers will be fed several times a day, kept hydrated and will be provided snacks. Up to 3,000 meals will be served while the playground is being built!

Can your business or organization donate food or funds to help feed the volunteers? If so, please contact

IN-KIND DONATIONS: Our generous community has provided the funds needed to make Timber Town 2.0 happen. However, we are still accepting in-kind donations. To learn more, email