Volunteer with REI and OPT TO ACT #OPTOUTSIDE


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

Registration closed


  • Group size 30 people
  • Instructor Urban Roots

Calling all Volunteers! Join us on Black Friday to not only #OPTOUTSIDE but #OPTTOACT with our local nonprofit partner, Urban Roots as we collect your compost and work around the farm! Come work with us, or bring your 5 gallon buckets of compostable material. Volunteers get a free stewardship T-shirt and some pizza! Not able to Volunteer, feel free to bring your compost leftovers from your holiday festivities. Composting is good for several reasons: It saves water by helping the soil hold moisture and reduce water runoff. It benefits the environment by recycling organic resources while conserving landfill space! Items that you can compost: coffee grounds and filters Fruits, veggies, and egg shells Grains, rice, bread, tofu Old spice, dried herbs Nuts and nutshells Tea bags and leaves- remove staples Old houseplants- dead flowers Dirt from sweeping- crumbs Nail clippings/ hair/ qtips (non plastic) Shredded paper/paper grocery bags BPI "certified Compostable" products Light yard debris, dead insects Toliet and paper towel rolls Do Not Compost: Animal feces Meat, bones, animal products Standing oil, fat, grease Seafood Charcoal ash Take out containers Vacuumed dust

    Meet at

    Grand Rapids REI

    3149 28th St SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

    Activity location

    Urban Roots
    Map image of Urban Roots