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.
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  • September 24, 2018 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    If you have been to it, the Farm's Sunflower Festival is the biggest and the most glorious annual event on the Farm.  Gorman Heritage Farm is at its best in the Fall with animals to pet, sunflowers to cut, hayrides, pumpkins and a multitude of local vendors, entertainment and foodtrucks.  We have had 5000 visitors in past years and would love your help in many different areas of our 122 acre non-profit farm.  The event will run from 10am-6pm both Saturday and Sunday, 10/6 and 10/7.  So, depending on which job you pick, the shifts might be slightly different.  You are welcome to  enjoy the festival either before your shift or afterwards too!

    Interested volunteers can see what positions are open by using this link: http://signup.com/go/DjEhKAb.

    Thank you for considering helping our beautiful, historic (1835) non-profit farm.  Looking forward to working with you during our wonderful Sunflower Festival.  

  • September 10, 2018 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella 

    Green Umbrella is seeking volunteers to help out with Great Outdoor Weekend coming up on September 29 and 30. This position was originally intended for students but has now opened up to any volunteer interested in helping us get folks outdoors! 


    Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteers will attend 2-3 Great Outdoor Weekend events and help facilitate evaluations. Responsibilities also include taking photos, writing down anecdotes, and taking short videos. 

    Great Outdoor Weekend events occur all over the Greater Cincinnati Area, and start at all different times throughout the day. 

    Green Umbrella is hosting two training sessions, on the 25th and 26th of September and volunteers will need to attend one. 

    Anyone interested should contact Megan at events@greenumbrella.org as soon as possible! 

    See the attached flyer for more information. 

    GOW Flyer (1).pdf

  • August 29, 2018 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    When: September 15, 5:00-11:00 pm

    Music in the Woods is always amazing, due in no small part to the community of volunteers that give time to the event. Volunteers come before the event to get Imago ready and looking great, or they come during Music in the Woods to lend a hand with serving beer and food, helping the bands, running family activities and more.

    Help put on Imago’s biggest event and have a great time doing it. Music in the Woods happens every year because of our awesome community. As a volunteer you not only help Imago with the event and our mission, you also get a free entry into the event.

    Sign up here. 

  • August 22, 2018 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District

    The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District has a vacancy on its Policy Committee.The District is seeking a Public representative. This position, whose term is four years, is responsible for representing the interests of citizens.

    Qualified and interested individuals are invited to apply online at HamiltonCountyRecycles.org through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.

    Solid waste policy in Hamilton County is managed by the Policy Committee. The Committee consists of four permanent members, one non-voting member, and three other representatives.

    Policy Committee responsibilities include reviewing and providing guidance on programs, reviewing and adjusting funding for these programs, writing and implementing a 15-year solid waste management plan, and making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on solid waste management policies and budget. The Committee meets every other month.

    For more information, please contact the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District at 946-7766 or online at HamiltonCountyRecycles.org.


  • August 22, 2018 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: UC Sustainability

    Recognizing that safety, wellness, and community are integral elements of sustainability, Living in the Neighborhood is a collaborative, interdisciplinary speaker series hosted by UC|Sustainability, University of Cincinnati Center for Community of Engagement, University of Cincinnati Student Wellness Center and the Office of Community Development with the vision of enhancing the Uptown Cincinnati community through creating more livable, just, and robust neighborhoods. This series has 3 installments, all at 6pm in TUC 417:

    Tuesday September 4th – hosted by the Center for Community Engagement

    Tuesday October 9th – hosted by the Student Wellness Center

    Tuesday November 13th – hosted by the Office of Sustainability

    Students can receive service hours for attending and signing up on volunteer.uc.edu

  • August 22, 2018 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Volunteer Farm Educator

    Location: 10052 Reading Road, Evendale, OH (just north of Cincinnati city limits)

    Duration: March-May (spring season) and September-November (fall season), with opportunities in the summer as well.

    Training: 

    ● We offer many training opportunities throughout the year.  Next training dates are August 31st and September 5, or at your own availability.

    ● Volunteer Farm Educators will shadow a minimum of two field trip/farm tour sessions prior to teaching on their own. 

    Hours: Per applicant availability, a few hours per week, between the hours 9am-2pm, Tuesday - Friday.  Volunteers choose days based on their availability.

    Responsible to: Education Coordinator & Education Director 

    Contact: Krystal Gallagher, Education Coordinator, education@gormanfarm.org 

    As a Volunteer Farm Educator you will get to: 

    ● Learn new skills and information relating to farm animal interactions, agriculture, education, and being a role model for children as part of a fun, talented and enthusiastic staff while leading farm field trip tours 

    ● 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. 

    Qualifications: 

    ● Volunteer Educators must be at least 19 years old age and pass a background check.  Gorman pays for the background check.

    ● Have the ability to speak to and teach a group of 10 children and several chaperones and teachers on foot for 1.5 miles up and downhill on a paved/gravel path for several hours on the Gorman Heritage Farm site and teach a stationary lessons while staying alert, friendly, and patient. 

    ● Have the willingness and capacity to implement and adhere to the Gorman Heritage Farm Education Program (training will be provided to all volunteers on the program and site).

    ● Demonstrate comfort and preparedness outdoors and with farm animals.

    Description of Site: Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122-acre not-for-profit, educational, historical working farm in the Village of Evendale, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

    Gorman Heritage Farm promotes: 

    ● hands-on interactions with a variety of animals, gardens and crop fields both for production and education 

    ● engaging farm experiences celebrating the power of food and its connection to people, places, and the natural world 

    ● values such as self-reliance, stewardship, service, and meaningful labor. 

    Application Procedure: Please fill out the short application available at https://form.jotform.com/73204630492148 or contact education@gormanfarm.org. Please also note, we consider all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

  • August 06, 2018 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Our Harvest Cooperative

    Interested in learning a little bit about where and how your food comes from? Join us for our Monthly Volunteer Day every 4th Saturday of the Month, where you will help weed, harvest or plant with Our Harvest's farmers! It is the last Saturday of every month from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. If you would like a tour of the farm, come a half hour early at 9 to go on a guided tour with Assistant Farm Manager, Stephen Dienger. Come see what is inspiring these organic farmers every day!

    Parking:
    Parking is available at the Family Dollar (957 W. North Bend Road), that is right next to the farm. We have very limited parking at the farm itself, so please park next door and walk on over! Hang out in the driveway and we will come and get you!

    MUST WEAR CLOSE-TOED SHOES.

    Bring:

    1. Old clothes (that can get dirty)
    2. Lots of water
    3. Sunscreen, hat and/or long-sleeve shirt (to protect from sun)
    4. Snack (no lunch will be provided, but if you would like to eat before you leave, feel free to bring a snack!)
    5. Rain jacket (just in case)

    Email Amy at harvestbox@ourharvest.coop and let her know you will attend. Event subject to cancellation due to weather or attendance. Hope to see you there!

  • July 19, 2018 9:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: RAPTOR Inc. 

    RAPTOR Inc. is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Community Educators. Duties include:

    • Working with staff and volunteers to deliver engaging community education programs.
    • Proper handling of the raptor center’s resident educational birds of prey during programs.

    Volunteers must be able to commit to at least 5-10 hours per week (with some availability during weekends) and have documented experience/expertise in:

    Teaching/Public Speaking (such as current or retired Teachers, Naturalists, Environmental Educators, etc.)

    If you would like to join our team, please complete the online application at

    http://raptorinc.org/raptor-support/volunteer/ and someone will be in touch with you.

  • July 19, 2018 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: RAPTOR Inc. 

    RAPTOR Inc. is seeking volunteers to serve as Raptor Rehabilitators. Duties include:

    • Working with staff and volunteers to ensure daily care of all permanent resident and rehabilitation birds of prey.
    • Assist in assessment and treatment of ill/injured birds of prey admitted to the raptor center.

    Volunteers must be able to commit to at least 5-10 hours per week (with some availability during weekends) and have documented experience/expertise in:

    Clinical Medicine (such as Veterinarians, Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Paramedics, EMTs, Certified Vet Techs, Lab Technologists, Medical Assistants, etc.)

    If you would like to join our team, please complete the online application at

    http://raptorinc.org/raptor-support/volunteer and someone will be in touch with you.

  • July 17, 2018 6:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Green Umbrella Local Food Action Team

    Green Umbrella’s Local Food Action Team is working to increase regional consumption of local foods through the relaunch the 10% Shift to Local Foods Challenge. Participants pledge to shift 10% of their food budget to local foods including homegrown items, those purchased from local producers and restaurants that serve locally sourced foods. 

    Action Team members hope to raise awareness about the multiple benefits of switching to local foods. Fresh, minimally processed and sustainable foods can be an answer to many health issues. What’s more, if 10% of the regional population shifts 10% of their food dollars to local food, over $56 million will be infused into the local economy.

    If you’d like to help LFAT spread the word, sign up to volunteer at a farmers market and share information about the campaign during National Farmers Market Week, August 5 - 11.

    For more information: Contact the Local Food Action Team Chair at ruthann@healthintegrationllc.com or visit greenumbrella.org/10shift.

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