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 26, 2021 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    Work with Cincinnati Parks Staff to continue beautification efforts in OTR. Volunteers will install plant material in medians along Liberty Street Corridor and plant bulbs at Washington Park & Zeigler Park.

    Volunteers should be prepared for the weather (layered, lightweight clothing), wear long pants. Close-toed shoes are required. Recommended: Work gloves (if you own them), sunscreen, face covering and your a water bottle. Cincinnati Parks discourages single - use plastics.

    Cincinnati Parks remains focused and diligent regarding guidelines for Covid-19. Volunteers will be placed into groups of ten. The site will be staged to keep volunteers physically distanced


    October 14, 9a-12p Liberty Street (Elm - Sycamore)Plant installation

    *There will be lane closures in place, high visibility safety vests will be provided, and the safest logistics will be place to protect staff & volunteers.

    Parking will be available in the 3CDC lot on Liberty between Pleasant & Race.

    Oct 27 - Washington Park (9am-12pm): Meet at 12th and Race, at the south beds

    Oct 28 - Washington Park (9am-12pm): Meet at 13th and Race, at the 13th street beds.

    Oct 29 - Zeigler Park (9am-2pm): Meet at Sycamore street entrance to garage (Just south of east 14th).

  • October 06, 2021 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: NKU Sustainability

    The NKU Research and Education Field Station (REFS) and the Campbell County Conservation District are holding a Board Walk Building Event (Day 2) for the construction of a boardwalk over a muddy/wet portion of the St. Anne Wetlands Trail in Melbourne, KY. This will be  morning event (8:30 am - 1:00 pm) on Saturday, Oct. 9. This event is open to the public, and we are encouraging people from the City of Melbourne and surrounding community, students/faculty/staff from Northern Kentucky University, and any others interested to join in.

    The St. Anne Wetlands trail is actively used by a broad spectrum of the public for hiking, bird watching, nature escapes, trail running, dog walking, nature walks, and environmental education. The trail makes a figure 8 loop through the most pristine wetland habitat and old growth forest in all of northern Kentucky. This boardwalk will solve the problem on the northwest trail loop that is very muddy or partially under shallow water during the spring or very wet periods. Sponsorship is provided by the City of Melbourne (Ronnie Walton, Mayor), the Campbell County Conservation District, the Campbell Co. UK Extension Service, and Northern Kentucky University's Office of Sustainability and REFS.

    Come Join Us!

    When: Saturday, Oct. 9  

    Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Location: St. Anne Wetlands (south)

    Parking: NKU REFS - 99 Harrison Ct., Melbourne, KY 40159 and the parking area at the trailhead off Anderson Ave., Melbourne, KY (please check in at REFS first).

  • October 01, 2021 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is excited to host a Halloween Happenings Kid’s Fun Day & Character Trail. This family friendly event is being held on Saturday, October 16th from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Middleton-Mills Park at Shelter House 2.

    The trail is an opportunity for kids of all ages to meet a few friendly characters and get a sweet treat. Enjoy this family friendly event filled with fun activities and crafts. Featuring Raptors with Dr. Tom Sproat, Queen City Pollinators, Good Green Earth Farm and more. This event is in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council!

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation is in need of volunteers to help work the trail and lead activities at this event. KCP&R is requesting adult volunteers. Children, over the age of 13, with adults are permitted but the adult MUST remain with the child throughout the event.

    There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Areas that need help include:
    • Setting up and work the event
    • Friendly characters to welcome the guests as they enter the park and on the trail
    • Lead games/activities
    • Managing check-in

    Learn more at https://www.kentoncounty.org/calendar.aspx?eid=487

  • September 28, 2021 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation (KCP&R) is hosting its annual frightening Halloween Happenings Haunted Trail on Friday, October 15th from 7 P.M. until 10 P.M. at Middleton-Mills Park. Admission and parking will be available at the football field.

    The Haunted Halloween Trail is a quarter-mile long filled with fright and drama! Ghosts, goblins, witches, and creatures are ready to frighten those attending! The recommended age is six years old and above, but it is at the parent’s discretion whether or not their child is age appropriate for the Haunted Halloween Trail. The purpose of the trail is to scare.

    Kenton County Parks & Recreation is in need of volunteers to help set up and work the trail the night of the event to help make it as spooktacular as possible! Ghosts, goblins, witches and creatures are requested to help frighten those attending! 

    KCP&R is requesting adult volunteers. Children, over the age of 13, with adults are permitted but the adult MUST remain with the child throughout the event.

    KCP&R tries to make this a theatre production and the spookier the better. Even if you do not want to haunt the trail, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Areas that need help include:
    • Setting up and work the event
    • Directing traffic and parking
    • Managing the haunters and sound effects on the trail
    • Decorating the shelter house and setting up the graveyard
    • Managing check-in
    • Even if you’ve haunted the trail or volunteered in the past, we need you to confirm your participation.

    Learn more at https://www.kentoncounty.org/calendar.aspx?eid=486

  • September 28, 2021 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: City of Covington

    When: October 30, 2021 - 9:00 AM

    Where: 35th & Carlisle Park - 899 W 35th St, Covington, KY 41015

    Join us as we plant 70+ trees throughout West Latonia! Why West Latonia? It's our goal to get every COV neighborhood up to 40% canopy, which is where the environmental and human health benefits from trees really start to make a difference. West Latonia is currently only at 34% canopy, and has several streets with absolutely no street trees, so we know a planting here could make a big difference!

    Meetup will be at the park located at Carlisle and West 35th street. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Since this is an outdoor event, facemasks are not required, but due to the Delta variant, we do encourage them if you're immunocompromised. Tools and light refreshments will be provided (Thanks Keep Covington Beautiful and Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship!) but we encourage folks to bring their own gloves and shovels if possible.

  • September 21, 2021 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions

    Join the Land Team for volunteer days on Agraria every other Thursday starting August 12th. Volunteer groups will be clearing the Bike Path and other woodland pathways, removing invasive species, and doing general land maintenance. Plan to bring water bottles, as we may not always be working near a convenient source of water.

    Close-toed shoes and pants are strongly recommended to protect against tics and poison ivy!

    Thursday, September 23rd, 1-4pm

    Thursday, October 7th, 1-4pm

    Thursday, October 21st, 1-4pm

    In person at Agraria

    Please register so that we know that we can count on your support and be ready for you!

    Contact volunteer@communitysolution.org for more information.

    Register here!

  • September 20, 2021 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • August 24, 2021 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Join CGC horticultural staff in working on our grounds, Hauck Botanic Gardens. Volunteers will help with garden maintenance including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, seed collecting and more! Please bring a reusable water bottle, gloves (if you have them), and a mask, pants and long sleeves are encouraged. All other tools and materials will be provided.

    Fridays from August 27th to November 19th, 9:00-11:30 AM

    Additionally, on Saturday, September 25th, there are volunteer opportunities at the Fall Plant Sale, from from 8:30-11:30 am, and 11:30 am-2:30 pm.

    Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094fa5a622a7fd0-2021

  • August 17, 2021 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    Imago is an ecological education organization that is rooted in the concept that living in harmony with the natural world is not only good for the planet, but good for ourselves, our families and our communities. Through the preservation of urban nature, hands-on green workshops, and education programs for youth, Imago is fostering an exciting, sustainable future that benefits us all.

    There are a variety of ways to volunteer:

    • Help set up a birdwatching station.
    • Help create a new decomposer exploration station.
    • Help create a fossil exploration station.
    • Help create a vermicompost station.
    • Help take the playscape to the next level by designing and building new elements.
    • Help with habitat restoration projects.
    • Help with garden projects and maintenance at partner schools.

    Learn more at https://imagoearth.org/volunteer/

  • August 04, 2021 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Boone County Arboretum 

    Boone County Arboretum is getting ready for their big fall plant sale and could use your help!

    They have two dates coming up at area private gardens that are donating plants for our bargain portion of the sale. Volunteers help us dig, divide, and pot up plants for our sale at these gardens.

    • All volunteers are given their choice of two plants that they can take home with them for free!
    • Refreshments provided.

    August 10, 2021 - Garden #1 Clara Berger (Anderson Twp.): 5 volunteers

    Click here to volunteer for 8/10

    August 12, 2021 - Garden #2 Indian Hill: 5 volunteers

    Click here to volunteer for 8/12

    Volunteer at the Plant Sale September 17 & 18

    • Volunteers receive early access to plant sale
    • All volunteers are given their choice of two plants to take home for free!

    Click here to volunteer for plant sale activities!

    Plant Sale Pricing (September 7): 5 volunteers

    Members pre-sale (September 17): 3 volunteers

    Plant Sale Day of (September 18): 20 volunteers

    Please contact Nicole Kmetz for

    any questions and concerns



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