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.
  • October 18, 2016 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    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

    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

  • August 23, 2016 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Imago

    Join Imago and become a volunteer for the 15th annual Music in the Woods on September 17. Volunteers are crucial in making sure that Music in the Woods is a success. Give a little bit of your time and energy and in return you get to spend the rest of the day at Music in the Woods for free! 

    Most volunteer opportunities are limited so please sign up soon!

    For more details regarding volunteer times, dates, and information, please see link here

  • August 17, 2016 1:55 PM | Anonymous

    Organizations: Our Harvest/Rees E. Price Academy

    The tentative hours would be 1:30 - 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday with an average of 3 - 4 hours per week. The program will run from September to October with a possibility of an extension contingent on its success. Families will order on Thursday based on what is ripe in the fields, and will pick up their orders on Tuesday. The person or people volunteering would have to be good at handling money, inputting information into a computer, and with customer service (answering questions, helping if there was confusion, etc). It would also be important that they could be here on a consistent basis.

    If interested please contact:

    Katie Fiorelli
    Academic Site Coordinator
    YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
    Rees E. Price Academy
    1228 Considine Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45204

  • August 12, 2016 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Saturday, September 17 
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Randolph Park - E 8th St
    Covington, KY 41011

    Registration starts at 8am and cleanup activities will commence at 9am.  Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Contact the Covington Parks and Recreation Office with any questions: 859-292-2151.

    Facebook event page

    Register here

  • August 12, 2016 2:11 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Education Volunteers needed!

    Teach school-aged children about where their food comes from through hands-on, experiential learning at Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, Ohio. At this working farm we train volunteers to lead small groups to learning stations around the gardens and in the farmyard. We host school groups Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Most programs last about two hours and begin between 9am and 10am. Volunteer as little or as often as your schedule allows. Please visit our website to learn about our school programs. Email Claire at clong@gormanfarm.org.

  • August 02, 2016 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    Attend a Volunteer Exploration Session to discover the many volunteer opportunities available at Cincinnati Nature Center. Find a good fit for your talents, interests and schedule. All sessions are from 10-11 am in the Rowe Visitor Center.

    • Wednesday, September 14
    • Saturday, September 24
    • Wednesday, October 12
    • Saturday, October 15
    • Wednesday, November 2
    • Saturday, November 12

    If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer but are unable to make an exploration session, please contact our Community Coordinator, Marissa Tucker, at (513) 831-1711, ext. 128 or volunteer@cincynature.org.

    Become a Nature Center Volunteer

    Volunteers are important members of the Cincinnati Nature Center community and play an integral role in the daily operation of the Nature Center.

    Each year, our dedicated volunteers give thousands of hours of their time to teach visitors about nature, preserve and restore the land, and assist with events and office duties. 

    For more information on volunteer opportunities, view our volunteer brochure. (PDF) 

  • March 15, 2016 5:19 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Taking Root 

    Task: Promote Taking Root at events and fundraisers through email, social media, local garden clubs etc. and help us find volunteers to staff events. This position will be busiest during the spring and fall months. There are a host of great events out there that we would like to have a presence at but we need some help in coordinating and staff them all.

    Details: You will be asked to work with Taking Root staff to schedule and find staffing for community and tree planting events and advocate for Taking Root.

    Contact: Matt Stenger513-619-7666mstenger@takingroot.info

  • March 15, 2016 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Taking Root 

    Task: Call or visit local nurseries, garden centers and landscapers to encourage them to register the trees they sell. Offer them promotional materials to pass out to their customers and maintain relationships with them. This role will involve managing a group of volunteers that will go out to local green industry businesses and advocate for taking root and more importantly build relationships with nurseries, landscapers and tree care companies.

    Details: Taking Root will give you contact information, questions to ask and promotional materials to distribute. Businesses are encouraged to sign up as a partner on our website.

    Contact: Matt Stenger513-619-7666mstenger@takingroot.info

  • March 15, 2016 5:11 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Taking Root 

    Task: Contact local parks, conservation agencies, tree boards, municipalities and land owners to find properties where we can plant trees.You will be provided with a list to get started. 

    Details: Taking Root will provide you with contact information and questions to ask. You will encourage people to visit http://www.takingroot.info/join-in/clearinghouse/ to fill out a project application to be considered for funding.

    Contact: Matt Stenger513-619-7666mstenger@takingroot.info

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