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.
  • November 06, 2019 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Third Friday of each month through February | 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Work with Parks Staff and Northside Greenspace members to help remove honeysuckle. This is an effort to open up clearance on the trail and control invasive species in this Greenspace. Volunteers should be prepared for the weather in durable, layered clothing, wear long pants and 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.  


  • October 28, 2019 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    Habitat restoration is one of the most important things that WWC does! Once they have protected a property, either by owning it or through a conservation easement, their goal for the property is to keep it or restore it to a natural state, allowing native plants and animals to flourish.

    Habitat restoration typically involves the removal of invasive species of plants. Once invasive plants are removed, native plants will often return on their own, although sometimes we will give nature a helping hand, for example by reseeding.

    Help restore habitats with WWC in November (11/2 and 11/16)!

    When Sat, November 2, 9:30am – 12:00pm

    Where 5880 Hillside Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45233 (map)

    What: Habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods Nature Preserve. 

    Project Leaders: Gary (513)-304-9303 and Tim (513)-922-2104.

    How to get there: We will meet in the gravel parking area on Hillside Avenue below/in front of the Setco Manufacturing building just west of Bender Road. You can use the address of Setco Manufacturing, 5880 Hillside Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

    When Sat, November 16, 9:30am – 12:00pm

    Where Bender Mountain Trail, 6320-6468 Bender Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233, USA (map)

    What it is: This project will be cutting honeysuckle at the Bender Mountain property owned by the Sisters of Charity.


    Project Leaders: Tim (513)-922-2104 and Jeff (513) 451-1737


    Location:  Bender Mountain Trail, 6320-6468 Bender Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233, USA


  • October 28, 2019 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cardinal Land Conservancy and Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship

    Please help Cardinal Land Conservancy and Ohio Valley Forestry Fellowship plant 300 small container trees at Todd’s Fork Preserve just 1 mile north of Wilmington They will supply lunch and drinks! Don’t worry if you can’t come early or spend more than an hour or two; we take turns planting trees with friends coming & going throughout the day. 

    There are two planting days available:

    November 9, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm

    November 16, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm 

    For questions, email ovfftrees@gmail.com or call Bob Reckers (513) 265-1900 or Tom Boeing (513) 582-4100 

  • October 15, 2019 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: City of Covington

    City of Covington is having a volunteer-driven tree planting event October 26 (Make a Difference Day). In order to spread the wealth across more of the city, this year we’ve elected to do mini-plantings in five neighborhoods. Planting will begin at 9am, and you can’t meet at whatever location you’d like to participate at:

    • Eastside – vacant lots at 304-308 Pleasant
    • Latonia – parking lot at 36th and Decoursey
    • Mainstrasse – 6th street island between Bakewell and Philadelphia
    • Peaselburg – triangular lawn at intersection of Russel and W 18th
    • Wallace Woods – wide driveway by 225 Sterrett, at curve in road

    Species we’ll be planting will vary by neighborhood needs, and include redbuds, northern pin oaks, patriot elms, fruitless sweetgums, and many more! Volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels, gloves, or other planting supplies if they have them available, but the city will also be providing tools to make sure these trees get planted.

    For more information, email Cassandra.Homan@CovingtonKY.gov 

  • October 10, 2019 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    The Civic Garden Center offers Saturday workday opportunities! These workdays go from March-November, and each session focuses on a getting or keeping a different community garden in good shape. These opportunities are great for beginner as well as experienced gardeners. Workdays will be twice every month, and will always be posted on their website. Our upcoming workdays are:

    October 12th: Workday at Melrose Community Garden, located at 2647 Melrose Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206, from 10am-1pm

    October 19th: Workday at S Cumminsville Community Garden, located at 3600 block of Roll Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223, from 9-11am

    October 26th: Workday at West End Community Garden, located at 941 Poplar St, Cincinnati, OH 45214, from 10am-1pm

    November 9th: Workday at Melrose Community Garden, located at 2647 Melrose Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206, from 10am-1pm


  • October 10, 2019 9:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Soil and Water District

    Volunteers collect and analyze 70+ samples from the lower Great Miami watershed and the Ohio River down to Lawrenceburg, Indiana. All training and data analysis are performed by professional volunteers in the field.
    Monitoring sites are available for adoption.
    Prefer being in the lab?
    Simply come to the lab on Saturday- no prior experience is needed.

    October 12
    10:30am - 12:30pm
    Lunch provided.
    UC Center for Field Studies
    11053 Oxford Road Harrison, OH 45030

    Contact Lisa Link: lisa.link@riversunlimited.org


  • October 07, 2019 12:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: USGBC Ohio SW

    Please join SW Ohio in our Green Apple Day of Service! We will be partnering with Wasson Way to plant trees for a new bike trail.

    Wasson Way is a new 4.1 mile bike and hiking trail near Xavier University. We will be helping them plant 83 trees on October 19th. All trees and supplies have been purchased. All holes will be drilled and equipment will be provided. We just need to supply the volunteers! Hope to see you there!

    Please arrive at promptly at 9AM at the end of Tarmack Avenue for quick tutorial and begin tree planting. Instructions to Tarmack Avenue. Depending on how many volunteers we have, it should take around 3-4 hours to complete.



  • October 07, 2019 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Kenton County Parks and Recreation

    They are still in need of Friendly Characters and volunteers for the Kid’s Fun Day/Character Trail! Friendly characters to welcome the guests as they walk along the trail and get a sweet treat are requested! 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. The event will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 1 P.M. until 4 P.M. at Middleton-Mills Park Shelter House #2. Volunteers need to arrive by 12 P.M. (noon).

    For more information, call Rhonda at (859) 525-PLAY (7529).


  • October 07, 2019 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    Great American Cleanup events are happening around Cincinnati- click here to register

    Community councils, schools, neighborhood agencies, and businesses from the City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, and surrounding communities are invited to organize a neighborhood cleanup event anytime March through November. The Great American Cleanup is open to volunteers of all ages! Our role is to help each participating community find the volunteers it needs to pick up litter, plant flowers, paint buildings, clean illegal dumpsites, landscape, remove graffiti, and more!

  • October 07, 2019 12:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: REI and Little Miami Conservancy

    Volunteers with paddling experience are needed for a Clean Sweep of the Lower Little Miami River with REI and the Little Miami Conservancy (LMC). Canoes, paddles, and PDF's provided, but you'll want clothes shoes that you won't mind getting very wet and muddy. River stewards will earn an exclusive REI t-shirt, a store discount, and free lunch. We'll meet at the take-out (location TBD) and carpool to the put-in. Exact directions will be emailed to registered participants two days prior to the project. Our number of volunteers is limited by the number of boats--if you sign up, please show up! Due to the physical nature of this project, participants must be at least 14 years of age.

    Sign up here! Limited spots remain. 


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