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 29, 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    ORF Stewardship Saturday!

    When: April 1st, 2017 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Where: Camp Michaels Boy Scout Camp, 3486 Hathaway Road, Union, KY 41091

    Summary: Volunteers! Please join us April 1st to help with restoration plantings following the successful removal of the Gunpowder Creek Dam. Activities include planting trees and removing invasive species such as honeysuckle from the riparian area of Gunpowder Creek. Tools will be available but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, shovel and/or loppers if they have them. Come for a couple of hours or the whole day, whatever your able to do!

    What to Bring: Water, gloves and shovel/loppers if you have them. Lunch will be provided by the Boy Scouts; they will do a head count in the morning so if you’re just showing up for the afternoon don’t forget to bring snacks or a lunch!

    Contact info: For additional info, questions and RSVP please contact Jenny Kane, Membership & Volunteer Associate at jkane@ohioriverfdn.org or (513)344-7676.

  • March 29, 2017 2:00 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)

    Organization: The Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

    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)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    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.

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