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.
  • April 10, 2020 9:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

    CANCELLED: Live-Stake Planting on the Little Miami River

    May 16, 2020

    10 am - 2 pm

    Starting Point: Camp Friedlander

    Ending Point: Jim Terrell Park

    During this four hour event we will be installing live-stakes (willow cuttings). The live stakes will be planted into the eroded banks of the Little Miami River. Planting will be done from within the river channel.

    Live stakes are planted using a stake, similar to a piece of rebar, and mallet to create pilot holes that live-stakes can be placed in. Pilot holes are created at a 90 degree angel to the ground. Live-stakes are inserted pointy end down, so that 1/2 to 2/3 of the live-stake is planted in soil.


  • April 08, 2020 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

    In an effort to gain new perspectives and ideas on recycling and waste diversion, the Policy Committee created a position for a Student Representative (high school junior or senior only). While this position will provide great benefit to Hamilton County, Ohio there are several benefits to the student.

    Policy Committee Student Representative will receive:

    l Hands-on experience in developing policy and programs

    l Direct experience in understanding how local government operates

    l Opportunities to hone leadership and public speaking skills

    l Opportunities to create change at the local level

    Prospective Hamilton County students are required to be in the 11 or 12 grade by September, 2020, complete an application, provide a letter of recommendation, and secure both parental/guardian and principal permission to participate. The student’s term begins in September, 2020 with six bi-monthly meetings, concluding in July, 2021. Applications are due May 1.

    The Committee consists of four permanent members, one non-voting member, and three other representatives. The Student Representative is a non-voting position. Policy Committee responsibilities include reviewing and providing guidance on programs, reviewing and approving annual budgets, writing and implementing a 15-year solid waste management plan, and making recommendations to the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners on solid waste management policies. Please note that all Policy Committee member positions are unpaid as is the Student Representative position.


  • March 27, 2020 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Friends of the Little Miami State Park

    Friends of the Little Miami State Park, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital’s Comprehensive Children's Injury Center, is hosting a free bike helmet giveaway, and they need your help!

    Children over age 3 and teens are the preferred recipients for this bicycle-safety event to be held near the trail in downtown Loveland on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Adult volunteers are needed to distribute helmets and educate helmet recipients on proper helmet fitting. Volunteers should plan to attend a 30-minute training session at noon on Friday, May 22 in Loveland. Contact Don Hahn at dhahnj@gmail.com if you are able to help.

  • March 06, 2020 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    IMAGO AMIGOS SERVICE DAY

    Join us for a fun service morning of landscaping, trail work, gardening and habitat restoration. Perfect for a group or individuals. 

    Date:  5/9

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Location: Imago, 700 Enright Avenue

    *event may be postponed if social distancing rules are still in place. Stay tuned!

  • March 05, 2020 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    POSTPONED

    Friday, May 8, 8am - 12pm

    Cincinnati Parks is gearing up for the 14th annual Mayor's Corporate Challenge! 

    Each year, for the last 13 years, thousands of volunteers have joined in the tremendous group effort of helping Cincinnati Parks kick off our season by accomplishing projects that vital to the preparation and maintenance of our parks. Groups of many sizes and abilities perform important conservation and beautification tasks that impact the work of our staff and help keep our Parks safe and beautiful! Examples of work include:

    • Mulching trees, beds & playgrounds
    • Planting trees & annuals
    • Horticulture maintenance
    • Invasive species and brush removal

    Parks has been fortunate to have the continued support from our dedicated and enthusiastic partners, and we are looking forward to what this year will bring! Please register your corporation for participation today!  


  • February 26, 2020 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability

    Trainings are currently postponed but they are still seeking ambassadors!


  • February 25, 2020 11:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Boone County Conservation District

    POSTPONED

    Help us celebrate our Earth with a good old fashioned stream clean up! We will provide gloves, trash bags, shovels, and snacks - just bring yourself and be prepared to get muddy.

    All ages welcome - bring your friends!

    Sponsored by Boone County Solid Waste, Boone County Parks, and the Boone County Conservation District.

    When: Wednesday April 22 from 5-7 pm

    Where: Oakbrook Park, 6605 Oakbrook Dr, Florence, KY 41042


  • February 19, 2020 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    As a Volunteer Farm Educator you will get to:

    Learn new skills and information relating to farm animal interactions, agriculture, and education while being a farm guide for children as part of a talented and enthusiastic staff

    Attend volunteer enrichment workshops and volunteer appreciation events

    Gain work-related experience while earning community service credit, if needed

    Volunteer Farm Educators are expected to:

    Lead meaningful, educational, and safe farm experiences for groups of about 10 children. Volunteer Farm Educators help school groups have a safe, happy and empowering experience by being an effective and engaging teacher on topics like gardening, pollination, food sources, farm animal interactions, and Ohio history, which supports the mission of Gorman Heritage Farm. Educators are not responsible for the direct supervision of children, only the presentation of material; Gorman Heritage Farm requires supervision from school group chaperones and teachers.

    Come to volunteer on scheduled days with a positive attitude prepared to teach children. Volunteer Farm Educators are expected to be punctual and dependable in their arrival, with a professional and farm-appropriate attire. A name tag and a Gorman Heritage Farm T-shirt will be provided.

    Work with other Volunteer Farm Educators, Education Coordinator, and Director of Education to enhance and improve our programs. We work and play together as an effective team blending staff and volunteers. We offer our volunteers opportunities and resources for growth and learning. Volunteer Farm Educators are expected to read the educational materials provided and be responsive to feedback. We also appreciate and listen to the feedback of our volunteers as the season progresses.

    Provide leadership, structure and organization. Educators welcome visitors to the site, answer questions, and direct visitors to restrooms and first aid locations. Educators are able to appropriately and politely direct chaperones in the event that support is needed during an education tour. Educators communicate issues and questions from tour groups to staff members. Educators are also responsible for instructing visitors in emergency procedures should the need arise, with direction from staff members.


  • February 05, 2020 2:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    • Forest Restoration Project Dates: 

    •  Saturday, February 22nd from 9am - 12pm
    • Saturday, March 7th from 9am – 12pm
    • Saturday, April 18th from 9am - 12pm

    We will meet at Walnut Hills High School, 3250 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Parking is available along Sulsar Ave. Please dress accordingly, long sleeves and pants are recommended, and closed toed shoes are required! Gloves, snacks, and water coolers will be provided, please bring a reusable water bottle. Please email volunteer@civicgardencenter.org with any questions.

    Register here for volunteering: https://cincinnatiparks.regfox.com/walnut-woods-treeforestation-project.

     


  • January 29, 2020 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    Volunteer Monitors Needed!

    This is the 8th year the Mill Creek Alliance Water Quality Monitoring Program has monitored the Mill Creek Watershed. Our first 2020 sampling event is March 14th.  We collect water samples and analyze them for 8 chemical parameters at a lab to help us identify and address local water quality issues. Monitoring takes place the second Saturday of each month from March through November. This program is VITAL for monitoring the health of the creek and relies completely on committed volunteers like you! The WQMP currently samples 52 sites throughout the Mill Creek watershed.   Volunteer jobs include sample collecting or lab analysis.  No experience is required. Please email Anne at alyon@themillcreekalliance.org if you are a new volunteer interested in joining this program!

    Mill Creek Alliance Annual Volunteer Water Monitor Training February 29th and March 4th

    If you are interested in becoming a Mill Creek Water Quality Monitoring volunteer, please plan to attend one of these training events.  These training events will provide you with all the information you need to become a sample collector and/or lab analyst.  The February 29th event is on Saturday from 3-5 pm at the Urban Artifact Taproom at 1660 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223 (right next door to the Mill Creek Alliance Northside office).  If you cannot make this event, the training will be repeated Wednesday March 4th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, also at the Urban Artifact.  The event is free but registration is required. 

    Please submit your registration on this google form.  If you have any questions, please email Anne at alyon@themillcreekalliance.org

     

    2020 Event Dates:

    March 14th

    April 11th

    May 9th

    June 13th

    July 11th

    August 8th

    September 12th

    October 10th

    November 14th


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