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.
  • December 11, 2019 5:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    Event Details


    Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm  


    at Avon Woods Nature Center, 4235 Paddock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA

    This is the first in a series of quarterly service projects to control invasive species in an effort to restore the habitat at Avon Woods Nature Preserve. Additional dates in March & June.
    Non - native plants such as honeysuckle and porcelain vine grow aggressively in this climate and create real problems for our native ecosystem. These invasive plants choke out the natural growth of native plants that provide more for a healthy under story and more for local wildlife. There are also safety concerns, as these plants grow fast and thick, and obstruct sight-lines in public areas. Poison Ivy also grows in these parks, please be cautious and aware of your surroundings.

    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. 


  • December 07, 2019 8:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    Join the Mill Creek Alliance and the Mill Creek Yacht Club for a Clean-up by Land on the banks of the Mill Creek near Evendale Commons. Volunteers will work in groups to pick up trash along the banks. Then, we will get first hand experience sorting trash according to US EPA ETAP (Escaped Trash Assesment Protocol). Post cleanup rehydration at a local watering hole.
    Come dressed for cold weather. This is a hands-dirty event. Feet-wet experience is optional. Gloves, trashbags, buckets, and some equipment will be provided. Feel free to bring your own equipment along as well.

  • November 28, 2019 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    Volunteers will help with same-day runner registrations and packet pickup at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday, November 28th from 6:45am-9am.

    Volunteers will be able to park FOR FREE downtown and can run in the race after volunteering as well! Volunteers will receive a GIFT and will be raising valuable funds for KCB.

    Date and Time: 6:45 - 9:00 am, Nov 28

    Where: Paul Brown Stadium

    Register here:  https://www.keepcincinnatibeautiful.org/how-to-help/volunteer/events/events.html

  • November 23, 2019 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Treeforestation workday from 9am-12pm located at 3250 Victory Pwky Cincinnati, OH 45207 (parking available along Sulsar Ave).

  • November 17, 2019 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Permaculture Institute

    When: 11/17, from 1:00-5:00 pm

    Where: Treasure Lake, 2590 Lawrenceburg Ferry Rd, Petersburg Kentucky

    With the seasons change, tree planting season is upon us and time is dwindling. Having put lots of trees in already, a final push is warranted. Having most of it developed already allows for a learning lesson of it all as we finish off the last parts. It will mainly be fruit trees lining the coast of treasure lake, further adding to this gem of a site and resource. Below is the list we planted and what is ahead.

    32 paw paw seedlings
    • 4 chestnuts
    • 5 more hazelnuts
    • 4 nectarine
    • 4 blackberry
    • 2 elderberry
    • 1 mulberry to compliment a nearby one
    • 2 carolina all spice
    • 2 witch hazel
    • 2 vernal witch hazel
    • 2 goumi
    Still to go is the following:
    • 3 peach
    • 4 pear
    • 4 elderberry
    • 4 jujube
    14 Paw Paw

    Come and enjoy community action and learn from this unique food forest planting. We will be digging terraces, sheet mulching, caging, the trees, and giving them compost and water to send them into their new homes.

  • November 15, 2019 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Friday, November 15th: Workday at Julie Hansel Community Garden from 9-11:30am located at 2627 Stanton Ave, 45206.

    Last Community Garden workday of the year!

  • 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 

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