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.
  • January 23, 2020 1:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    01-23-2020 12:00 PM

    Let's get rid of honeysuckle and other invasive plants! You'll be giving our native trees and woodland flowers new life and opening up a view into the forest that park guests will enjoy for years to come. (Free, register by 1/15) Woodland Mound/Chipmunk Shelter

  • January 22, 2020 1:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    01-22-2020 08:00 AM

    Let's team up and remove invasive honeysuckle! Learn what invasive plants could be present in your own backyard and help to remove this invasive plant to improve native wildlife habitat for future species. (Free, register by 1/15) Lake Isabella/Boat House

  • January 20, 2020 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    Start the new year with a commitment to serve! Monday, January 20, times listed by location

    For years, MLK Day has been referred to as "A day on, not a day off." If you are inspired to make a difference in your community, we will have opportunities to get out and serve!

    Cincinnati Parks will have several service sites in community parks. Help us maintain safe, clean & beautiful parks for communities throughout the city, look for the location closest to your neighborhood.

    "Yet, in spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers."

    - MLK, Nobel Lecture, Oslo 12/1/1964

  • January 17, 2020 12:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    Saturday, February 15, 10am-2pm
    Host: Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District, Ohio River Foundation, Mill Creek Yacht Club
    Volunteers will assist cutting tree limbs for use as "live stakes" in future tree plantings (this coming spring). Please wear clothes appropriate for the weather, and for cutting/clearing brush, hat, sunglasses, waterproof shoes (unless you don't mind having wet feet), change of dry clothes to leave in car -- is an idea!  
    Location: Heritage Park (11405 E. Miami River Road, Cincinnati, OH 45252)
    For more information and to register: https://hcswcd.org/2020-live-staking-events.html

  • January 17, 2020 11:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! Cincinnati Parks is working to establish dates and times for this volunteer event. We will update this volunteer event listing as soon as they do. Thanks for your patience!

    Volunteers will assist Cincy Parks Staff in horticulture maintenance on the grounds of Hauck Botanic Gardens. We are in the process of renovating the landscape through removing invasive species and weeds, spreading woodchips along trails, and possibly planting trees, shrubs and perennials as we work with the Civic Garden Center to transform a large section of the park into educational gardens and spaces. Not only will your hard work beautify the park gardens, it will also help in conservation efforts.

    Volunteers should be prepared for the weather in lightweight clothing, wear long pants and layers (long sleeves), close-toed shoes are required. Suggested: refillable water bottle - there will be water cooler on site for volunteers to fill a bottle. Cincinnati Parks discourages single - use plastics.


  • January 17, 2020 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    Cincinnati Parks, the Civic Garden Center, and Walnut Hills High School students are collaborating on a large habitat restoration project located on park property in front of the high school. This is a long term project with an end goal of controlling invasive plant species, planting native plants, creating nature trails, and establishing a designated space for environmental education and research within the community.  Walnut Hills students hope to eventually use the space as an outdoor land lab, as this woods is located just steps from the main entrance to their school!

    This "Treeforestation" project is located on the acre of land located between Victory Parkway & Sulsar Avenue - just in front of Walnut Hills School.

    Volunteers should be prepared for the weather and wear long pants and long sleeves to protect against thorns and possible poison ivy encounters.  Close-toed shoes are required. Suggested: Bring work gloves (if you own them) and a refillable water bottle.  There will be work gloves available to borrow and  a water cooler will be provided on site for volunteers to refill  bottles. Cincinnati Parks discourages single - use plastics.  

    Register here!

  • January 16, 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    01-16-2020 09:00 AM

    Get ready for the Glenwood Gardens honeysuckle hunt! We'll be removing this invasive plant to improve native wildlife habitat. (Free, register by 1/15) Glenwood Gardens/Technical Center 

  • January 16, 2020 12:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    01-16-2020 09:00 AM

    We've done our best to clear a hillside of honeysuckle, and we're looking for the stragglers that might be left behind. We're also seeking out nearby autumn olive in order to make space for future native species. (Free, register by 1/10) Shawnee Lookout/maintenance building

  • January 09, 2020 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Volunteer to help facilitate waste diversion and recycling efforts! To register visit volunteer.uc.edu!

    Available dates:

    3/14, Nippert Stadium, 6pm

    3/21, Nippert Stadium, 3:30 pm

    4/5, Nippert Stadium, 5:30 pm

    4/26, Nippert Stadium, 5:30 pm



  • January 08, 2020 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Stew Crew: Sharon Woods Invasive Removal:

    Wednesday,January 08, 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    What to Know:

    Let's team up and remove invasive shrubs from the fitness trail at Sharon Woods. Learn what invasives may be in your back yard while improving wildlife habitat. (Free, register by 1/7) Sharon Woods/Rocky Creek Parking lot.

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