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.
  • July 25, 2023 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Adventure Crew

    About the opportunity:

    Volunteer at Paddlefest!

    Ohio River Paddlefest, Adventure Crew's largest community event and a major fundraiser, is only possible thanks to an amazing team of 200+ volunteers who donate their time and talents throughout the event weekend. Whether you’re an individual or a part or a corporate group, you can make an impact! We have  opportunities to help at the Outdoors for All Expo, our Paddlefest pre-party, on Friday, August 4; as well as with Paddlefest on Saturday, August 5. Event proceeds support Adventure Crew's mission of connecting city teens with nature and each other through outdoor adventures.

    More information can be found here.

  • July 14, 2023 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Parks

    About the opportunity:

    Join our team to cut, pull, bag, and/or pile invasive plants to protect our native forest.

    More information can be found here.

  • July 12, 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    About the opportunity:

    In partnership with University of Cincinnati Sustainability, City of Cincinnati Department of Public Services, City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability, and Clifton Heights CURC, we are joining forces to tackle an increase in waste that occurs annually as students move out of off-campus housing near the university.

    Moving out can generate an excessive amount of waste. In Uptown, most leases end around July 31st, so students and families are cleaning out to move during that week. In the past, this has caused a lot of furniture, trash, and other items to be on the street or overflowing in dumpsters. In order to try to prevent this from happening, and to try to divert waste from the landfill, Uptown is offering extra trash and recycling dumpsters and will accept donations of usable items.

    We're looking for volunteers to join with our site lead coordinator to assist with sorting of acceptable items. Directing participants on where to place their trash, recyclables, electronics, reusable items, etc.

    Volunteers are needed to fill each shift!

    **PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this waste diversion event is restricted to those within the Uptown neighborhoods-- students moving out of off-campus housing. This is not a public city-wide recycling event.** (Volunteers are welcome from anywhere! We'd love to have you join us!)

    More information can be found here.

  • June 30, 2023 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    About this opportunity:

    Join Us in a Garden!

    Saturday, July 22nd from 9am-Noon.

    Information about projects for this workday are coming soon!

    Please wear closed toed shoes and bring a pair of working/gardening gloves if you have them (otherwise some will be provided!).

    More information can be found here.

  • June 30, 2023 12:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    About this opportunity:

    • Friday, July 7th, 9 to11:30am: We recently received a shipment of plants for our Hauck Botanic Garden grounds. Come help us transplant them to their new homes! [sign up here]
    • Saturday, July 8, 9 to 11:30am: We'll be moving native plant starts from the seed trays where they've been growing to their own pots! This work will require focus and attention to detail. It's not physically strenuous and will mostly take place indoors. [sign up here]
    • Friday, July 14, 9 to 11:30am: We'll be doing more planting on our grounds and need extra hands to help transplant these plants to their new homes. During this workday, we'll also be moving mulch to the new plantings to help reduce weed pressure and retain moisture. [sign up here]
    • Friday, July 21, 9 to 11:30am: We'll be starting work on a new project: clearing the area behind our new hoop house to create a potting station! This workday will include moving heavier objects and will be more physically strenuous. [sign up here]
    • Saturday, July 29, 9 to 11:30am: We'll continue work on our new potting station, including creating a mulched ramp to our hoop house. [sign up here]

    More information can be found here.

  • June 15, 2023 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor

    About this opportunity:

    Honeysuckle saplings are really sprouting in the areas where big honeysuckle has been removed along the Western Wildlife Corridor. So, if you’ve got some time Wednesday morning, there's a volunteer opportunity to help remove the invasive sprouts.

    We’ll meet at the Kirby Preserve at 2 Main Street in Addyston at 9:30am Wednesday, June 14.

    To get there from north and east of Addyston, go west on Cleves Warsaw into Addyston, where the name changes to Main Street. Continue past South Road – there is a storage building on the corner on the right, then a stone wall with an opening for a driveway flanked by large stone pillars. Turn in the driveway - this is it!

    If you are coming from the west or are close to Route 50, take 50 into Addyston and turn onto Dinning Lane, the small connector street opposite Ineos. Go right on Main, go past First and Second Streets and continue up the hill then down the next slope. You will see the stone walls and opening with the large pillars on your left (this is it again). If you get to South Road, you just passed it.

    BTW, please enter your time in Welcomers when you help at one of our projects. https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/134f003b-ba6c-4266-8fd7-c340dc3af835/1

    More information can be found here.

  • June 06, 2023 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: La Soupe

    About this opportunity:

    Volunteers are a vital part of La Soupe's mission to Rescue, Transform, and Share. Every time you volunteer, you will leave knowing that you have helped to provide 15,500 servings per week for our neighbors living in food insecurity. Since 2016, over 200 active volunteers contributed 9,270+ hours of service to La Soupe. We need volunteers every day to help keep our 81 share agencies fed.

    For Food Runner volunteer opportunities, we use Food Rescue US. You will pick up surplus food from our Food Donors (grocers, restaurants, etc.) and deliver it to La Soupe. Or, if you pick up from La Soupe, you will deliver to our receiving agencies. Typically, this will take an hour of your time.

    For Kitchen help, we use a system called Duplie to schedule and self-manage volunteer kitchen shifts. You can come to La Soupe and help in various ways: sorting, cleaning, storing produce, chopping, and light food prep.

    For Culinary Education help, we offer a variety of classes to students with varying schedules throughout the week. These classes need volunteers to run smoothly and on time. On Saturdays, we are in need of Teaching Assistants and Prep Chefs for certain classes (not all). These positions will require a special training session and a self-funded background check.

    If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities listed above, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ali Ulanski, at alison@lasoupe.org. When contacting Ali, please indicate which avenue of volunteer work you would like to pursue.

    More information can be found here.

  • June 05, 2023 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    About this opportunity:

    Every other Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

    Give a few hours to improve our trails, gardens, and habitats. Stick around for drinks and hangs afterwards!

    More information can be found here.

  • June 02, 2023 11:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    About this opportunity:

    Most Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Help us on projects and maintenance of gardens at one of our partner schools. This opportunity can be ongoing work, or a one-time .project. THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL NOT BE AT IMAGO. Contact Imago to get details.

    More information can be found here.
  • May 23, 2023 2:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    About the opportunity:

    Join us as we remove harmful invasive Honeysuckle and Callery Pear! Volunteers will hand saw/trim plants and trees and help drag them to the chipper area. Volunteers should be prepared for the weather in durable, layered clothing, long pants, long sleeves, hat, sunglasses and work gloves. Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. For questions, please email Jessica Tegge at jtegge@ohioriverfdn.org or call/text (513) 289-6884.

    Kingswood Park: Saturday, 6/10 (9am-12pm)

    Alms Park: Monday, 9/11 (9 am-12 pm)

    Kingswood Park: Sunday, 10/8 (9 am-12 pm)

    Alms Park: Saturday, 10/28 (9 am-12 pm)

    More information can be found here.

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