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.
  • February 17, 2019 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    March 09, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Parky's Farm, 10073 Daly Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Learn leadership skills, gain valuable work experience and build lifelong friendships as a Great Parks' volunteer. Join us to learn about volunteer roles available on the trails, golf course, farm and much more. For ages 14–18. Winton Woods/Parky's Farm (Free, register by 3/8)

    Learn more and register on Great Parks of Hamilton County.

  • February 17, 2019 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    March 05, 2019 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Winton Centre, 10245 Winton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231

    Are you interested in the environment, nature education, outdoor recreation or customer service? All play an important role in connecting people with nature, and you can too. Join us for a Volunteer Orientation to learn about the many ways you can can get involved. For ages 18 and up. Winton Woods/Winton Centre (Free, register by 3/3)

    To register, visit Great Parks of Hamilton County

  • February 17, 2019 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    If you are interested in serving in Cincinnati Parks, please attend an informational session on Tuesday, February 19 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Each year hundreds of volunteers work special events, do work out in parks, and lead initiatives to keep Parks safe, healthy and beautiful. Parks Staff will discuss opportunities from trail maintenance to administrative assistance. 

    Please contact Christyl Johnson Roberts for more information and to sign up.   
    christyl.johnson-roberts@cincinnati-oh.gov
    513-321-6070 x19

    https://events.time.ly/dlkjmr1?event=19275330&instance=20190219183000

  • February 10, 2019 10:42 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.

    Now accepting volunteer educators for Spring 2019!  To become a Volunteer Farm Educator, visit: https://form.jotform.com/72424105592149

  • February 10, 2019 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Taking Root

    The 6th Annual Great Tree Summit will take place at the Clermont County Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. There will be great discussion, a silent auction, and light refreshments!

    Networking opportunities with Taking Root partners, tree board members, passionate leaders in the tri-state area, and fellow tree enthusiasts abound.

    Interested in volunteering to assist with the event? Taking Root needs volunteers. Click the below link to volunteer by providing your name and email address to our survey form:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZP5P37C

  • February 04, 2019 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mill Creek water sampling and lab analysis of chemical water parameters 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 volunteers. We are sampling almost 50 sites now, including those upstream and downstream of 2018's mussel re-introduction.

    We will be holding an orientation for new volunteers on Saturday, February 9 from 12pm-2pm with optional lab analysis orientation to follow from 2pm-4pm for those interested. We are introducing a couple new things to the program that aim to enhance our data so please please plan to attend if you are available, even if you have been a long-time volunteer. 

    Please email Katie at kkeller@themillcreekalliance.org if you are a new volunteer interested in joining this program!

    https://www.themillcreekalliance.org/calendar-of-events/2019/2/1/volunteer-water-quality-monitoring-orientation
  • January 22, 2019 11:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Coalition

    The Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Coalition seeks a Secretary.

    Description: Takes minutes, edits minutes and publishes in newsletter format to our members and opt in list after approval via email account. Writes letters and communications required by the organization.

    Website: http://www.cincinnatiearthday.com
    Email info@cincinnatiearthday.org


  • January 07, 2019 5:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Tri-State Trails, an initiative of Green Umbrella

    Apply to Serve on Tri-State Trails' Executive Committee!

    Tri-State Trails is seeking passionate trail advocates and professionals from all backgrounds to serve on its Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 term.

    The purpose of the ExecutiveCommittee is to oversee and guide the work of the Tri-State Trails Director and staff.

    Apply here by Friday, February 1, 2019.

    To learn more, call Tri-State Trails at 513-541-1538.

    https://greenumbrella.org/TriStateTrails

  • December 17, 2018 7:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Coalition

    Greater Cincinnati Earth Day at Summit Park is looking for a Director of Public Relations

    The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition is a community of not-for-profit organizations,
    businesses, government agencies, and individuals from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana
    Tri-state region who work cooperatively and actively to promote the beauty and
    environmental quality of the Tri-state area.

    The Director of Public Relations writes press releases, produces a regular calendar, pursue opportunities to participate and promote G.C.E.C., and cultivates a relationship with the press. This is an unpaid board position.

    For more information go to http://www.cincinnatiearthday.org. Contact Chuck Lohre 513-26-9025,funddevelopment@cincinnatiearthday.org


  • November 30, 2018 3:10 PM | Anonymous member

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    Become a Mentor and Inspire Future Green Leaders!

    Walnut Hills High School (WHHS) Environmental Science Mentorship Program

    What is this? A third-semester science project designed to expose students to environmental issues while encouraging environmental stewardship.  Students are divided into groups to explore an environmental topic that includes: ENERGY, WATER, LAND, and FOOD.   Mentors are NOT environmental experts; but resources to share their expertise and guidance on group dynamics, research gathering and presentation skills. 

    What is the Time Commitment?

    1 hour per week/6 weeks 

    Fridays 7:30-8:20am (1st Bell) OR 8:20-9:15am (2nd Bell) 

    on January 11th, 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, and 15th


    What does it entail? 4 classroom project sessions, 1 dress rehearsal and 1 presentation day (1 hour/week). Meet with your student group during the bell of your choice. Work with the students to develop a 5-minute presentation with a solution to a local environmental issue. On the presentation day, the groups will be judged by a collection of corporate, environmental and school officials. We understand mentors may not be able to make every project session and that’s okay. 

    Why Participate? This is a great way for a corporate group to make a difference with this unique volunteer opportunity.  Teens are fun to work with and truly appreciate your support and expertise!

    A Mentor testimonial from 2017:

    "The project inherently has so many benefits: exposure to mentors, research on relevant topics, and opportunities to communicate visually and verbally complex ideas. I hope it will continue." -Ryan Geismar from Human Nature

     “I’ve been a mentor for two years now. My favorite part is offering my expertise in group dynamics and connection building to springboard them into the corporate world. I still keep in touch with one of my mentees.” – Michelle Zulli from On Line Design, Inc.

    To become a mentor or with other inquiries, contact Kara Luggen at kara@keepcincinnatibeautiful.org or 513-352-4386 or fill out the form here.

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