Volunteer Opportunities

Please see the list below for current volunteer opportunities with our member organizations. If you are a Green Umbrella member and would like to submit a volunteer posting, please send it to greennews@greenumbrella.org.
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  • March 21, 2017 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Western Wildlife Corridor

    When: Wed, April 19, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Where: Glenwood Gardens Technical Facility, 377 Sheffield, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

    Volunteers needed: 41

    For Earth Day we are distributing 3,500 trees to elementary students throughout Hamilton County. We need your help to bag and pack the trees for distribution. Join us for Pizza, talk trees with us and help us to inspire the next generation of tree stewards!

    Contact: Matt Stenger, mstenger@takingroot.info, (513) 834-8441

  • March 10, 2017 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District is seeking a junior or senior high school student to serve on its Policy Committee. This position is a non-voting member who will gain knowledge of local environmental issues. The term will run from June 2017 to May 2018.

    The committee consists of four permanent members, one non-voting member and three additional representatives. Committee responsibilities include providing guidance on programs, writing and implementing a 15-year solid waste plan and recommending solid waste management policies.

    Students must submit an application, letter of recommendation and secure both parental/guardian and principal permission to participate. To learn more and to apply, click here.

  • March 06, 2017 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is hosting a Roadway Cleanup event on April 1. Participants will meet at the Ohio Department of Transportation building in Cincinnati, 1400 Seymour Ave. The event is from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and will concentrate on cleaning up areas along the highway and working with ODOT staff to clean greenspace. 

    Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the work will begin at 10:00 am. Volunteers will then walk or carpool to their assigned area for cleanup, where they will receive safety vests and supplies. Lunch will be provided after the cleanup for all pre-registered volunteers.

    For more details and to register, click here.

  • February 22, 2017 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Helping Great Parks is Fulfilling and Fun

    Great Parks has rewarding volunteer opportunities to help with conservation efforts, nature education programming and access to outdoor recreation. Whether you are ages 14 to 84, there is something for everyone to get involved in and feel good about!

    Learn more about volunteering with Great Parks at these free spring orientations:


    Adult Volunteer Orientations at Winton Woods/Winton Centre (for ages 18 and up)

    Wed 3/86–9 p.m. (register by 3/6)

    Tue 4/46–9 p.m. (register by 4/2)

    Thu 5/116–9 p.m. (register by 5/9)


    Teen Volunteer Orientations (for ages 14–17)

    Sat 3/11, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Winton Woods Riding Center (register by 3/9)

    Wed 5/105–7:30 p.m. at Lake Isabella/Chart Room (register by 5/8)

    Thu 5/25, 5:30–8:30 p.m. at Winton Woods/Hayloft Barn (register by 5/23)


    For more information about volunteering and to sign up, visit http://www.greatparks.org/get-involved/volunteer.

  • February 08, 2017 4:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

    It’s going to take a whole lot of firewood to keep the cast iron kettles boiling when Kenton County Parks & Recreation’s Sugar Camp gets going in a few weeks! A prep work day has been scheduled for Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to set up camp and gather, haul, split and stack firewood for Sugar Camp.

    Anyone wishing to help should come to Middleton-Mills Park and meet near Shelterhouse 2. This is a great opportunity for students who need community service hours. All those attending should dress for the weather, wear clothes that can get dirty, bring work gloves, and bring a wheelbarrow if possible. Registration is not required. There will be hot chocolate in a kettle on the wood fire!

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation is currently taking reservations for Sugar Camp: Making Maple Syrup for the week of February 20-25. Weekday time slots are 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. No reservations are necessary for Saturday, February 25. Dates may change due to the weather; however, historically, this is the best week for Maple sugaring in Kentucky. Call (859) 525-7529 to sign up today!

    Directions: From I-275, take Exit 79 (Covington/Taylor Mill). Go south on KY 16 about 7 miles. Turn left on Mills Road. Go one mile. The park will be on the right before the entrance. Turn right when entering the park and follow the signs to Shelterhouse 2.

  • February 01, 2017 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

    Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for volunteers to label storm drains in their community. Volunteers will place labels on storm drains and distribute door-hangers that explain why it is important to keep pollution out of our storm drains, and how they can help to keep our creeks, rivers, and lakes pollution free. Contact Adam Lehmann with questions or to schedule a Storm Drain Labeling Event in your neighborhood 

  • February 01, 2017 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

    Is your company looking for ways to have fun and take meaningful action through community service? Why not spend the day at the Cincinnati Zoo helping to beautify our gardens? Click the link to learn more!


  • November 08, 2016 4:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: The Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation  

    The Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation is now accepting volunteers for planting daffodil bulbs along the Little Duck Creek Trail. The bulbs should be planted during November. Contact Annalee at Annalee@mcurc.org or 513-271-2495. Please state the day and times you will be available. 

  • October 18, 2016 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: 50 West Brewery and Great Parks 

    Join 50 West Brewing, 50 West Cycling and Great Parks on Sunday, October 23 from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to make a difference!

    The day kicks off at 50 West Cycling with free coffee and donuts, then volunteers can throw on some gloves, grab a bag and head out on the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

    Afterwards, all are welcome to head over to the brewery for lunch and a cold one.

    50 West Cycling is located at 7669 Wooster Pike and 50 West Brewery is located at 7668 Wooster Pike. For more information about 50 West or the cleanup event, visit http://fiftywestbrew.com/ or email info@fiftywestbrew.com.

    For additional information about Great Parks of Hamilton County, visit http://greatparks.org or call 513-521-7275.

  • September 09, 2016 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Our Harvest

    Title: Harvest Day Site Coordinator
    Location: (Varies)
    Time Commitment: 4 hrs/wk, September – November 2016
    Scheduling: 2 hours Tuesday and 2 hours Friday*

    *tentative hours- may vary depending on the needs of specific site location

    Position Summary: Support the mission of the Harvest Day Program in food access by serving as the point of contact between Harvest Day participants, the local, site, and Our Harvest Cooperative. The site coordinator will update and maintain order forms, receive orders and payments, input necessary information in database, distribute orders to participants and take payments. Maintains a professional demeanor and respectfully keeps all participant information strictly confidential.

    Qualifications: Desire to help improve community health and expand access to fresh food, basic computer knowledge, attention to detail and mathematical skills, strong communication skills, comfortable working in low-income neighborhoods with diverse populations, ability to lift 40 pounds, and ability to relay information to the appropriate channels while maintaining complete confidentiality.


    • Serve as the point of contact between Our Harvest Cooperative, specific site location, and participants. Relay any necessary information between the three such as:

    1. Communicate pick up day and time to participants through appropriate channels

    2. Answer participant questions and concerns and direct accordingly


    • Receive Harvest Day Availability email
    • Input determined site prices for produce items
    • Before disseminating forms check availability in online site https://ourharvest.localfoodmarketplace.com/Account/Login
    • Make corrections of items if necessary
    • Distribute order forms


    • Collect individual order forms and payment-

    Cash: Give accurate change to participants

    Check: Confirm name, address, and amount on the check and write driver's license #

    Credit Card: Run card through reader, give customer receipt and file merchant receipt

    EBT: Deduct accurate amount for Produce Perks (up to $10) and run card- see above

    • Submit orders in Local Food Marketplace ASAP (preferably real time)

    If a change in availability occurs, communicate necessary information to participants


    • Receive orders on determined date and distribute

    Distributing options:

    1. organize produce into the individual orders or

    2. allow participants to use their order forms as they walk around categorized produce and collect their share

    • Facilitate the scales for items sold by weight
    • Answer participant questions and direct them appropriately


    • Pack up crates used for the distribution (to be collected later by Our Harvest)
    • If any unclaimed produce attempt to contact customer- if unsuccessful donate produce
    • Total and sort payments

    Mail wholesale payment and order forms to: Our Harvest Cooperative, 1250 Tennessee Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229

    * If using as a fundraiser - separate the wholesale amount from the total order. Retain fundraiser funds for organization and then mail wholesale payment

    To Apply: Please email resumes to Erin Spinney at erin@ourharvest.coop

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