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 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. 

  • October 02, 2019 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability is looking for volunteers to help out at electric vehicle (EV) educational events! Volunteers may assist in booth set-up, discussing EVs with attendees, registering attendees for EV ride-and-drives, and booth take-down. Background information on the EV Cincy program and EV basics will be provided. 

    Sunday, October 13th

    Shift 1: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Shift 2: 8 PM to 11 PM

    To sign up or for more information, email Sarah.Fischer@cincinnati-oh.gov

  • September 04, 2019 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    Help us put on our biggest event AND get free entry – we are looking for volunteers to help either with event set up before the event, or to help run stations during the event (details below). There are several dates, times and opportunities available to contribute.

    Click here to submit your volunteer application.

    About Volunteering

    Before the Event
    These consist primarily of helping to set up for the event – tasks include light landscaping, beautifying, decorating, setting up tables and tents.


    • Wednesday September 11th – 5:30 – 9:00 pm
    • Friday September 13th – 5:30 – 9:00 pm
    • Saturday September 14th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    During the Event
    During the event, you can sign up for a two hour shift (s). There are a variety of different jobs (listed below). You can pick your job preference and we’ll do our best to put you in the job of your choice.

    Shifts (all of these take place during the event Saturday 9/14)

    • 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    • 8:00 – 10:00 pm
    • 10:00 pm – Close (around 11:30 pm)


    • Door – help to check in guests at the door
    • Cashier – help to check out guests at various stations
    • Food – help to serve food
    • Beverage – help at a beverage station serving beer, wine and other beverages
    • Roadie – help to carry materials for the musicians as well as other physical jobs (e.g. lighting tiki torches)
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