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.
  • June 10, 2021 3:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farms

    As a Volunteer Farm Educator you will get to:

    • Learn new skills and information relating to farm animal interactions, agriculture, and education while being a farm guide for children as part of a talented and enthusiastic staff
    • 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.


  • June 01, 2021 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cardinal Land Conservancy

    Sat. June 5, 8 a.m. - Noon

    Come out to our newest preserve at the Mouth of the Little Miami and help us remove the trash that has floated in during recent flooding events. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is providing supplies - gloves, trash bags, etc. No tools should be needed.

    Location: Four Seasons Marina @ 4853 Kellogg Ave. Follow the driveway all the way to the dock area, then turn left, and proceed to the end of the parking lot.

    If you are interested in this volunteer event, please email Mark. mark@cardinallandconservancy.org or RSVP via our Facebook event.


  • May 28, 2021 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center 

    There are still many more dates to volunteer with the Civic Garden Center this year! 

    Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094fa5a622a7fd0-spring



     


    05/29/2021
    (Sat. 9:00am - 11:00am)
    Parker Woods Montessori

    Community Garden Workday (10)

     




    06/04/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    06/05/2021
    (Sat. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Spring Grove Community Garden

    Community Garden Workday (10)

     


    06/11/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    06/18/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    06/25/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    07/02/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    07/09/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    07/16/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    07/23/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    07/30/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    08/06/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    08/13/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    08/20/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11:30am)
    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)

     


    08/27/2021
    (Fri. 9:00am - 11
    :30am)

    Civic Garden Center

    Civic Garden Center Workday (10)


  • May 26, 2021 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Gleaning Volunteer (on-farm food rescue)

    Organization: Society of St Andrew


  • May 18, 2021 9:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Workparty in the Watershed

    Organization: Mill Creek Alliance

    Join the Mill Creek Alliance (MCA) for a morning work party removing trash, honeysuckle and other invasive plants along the Mill Creek Greenway and creek path (in South Cumminsville, Northside, Spring Grove Village, Carthage, and other locations) from 10 am to 2 pm.

    Many tools and supplies will be provided but you should also bring:
    - COVID19 PPE: Mask, Sanitizer
    - More PPE: Close-toed shoes, long sleeves, long pants, hat,
    protective eyewear, sunscreen, work gloves, etc
    - Loppers, handsaws, and other labeled personal tools
    - Water and snacks

    MCA will have protective gloves and eyewear, water to refill bottles, and individually wrapped snacks, but you may wish to bring your own personal items as well.

    Inclement weather cancels the event.

    Details for gatherings will be provided to registered participants before the event. Please don't hesitate to contact Bennett Kottler for more event details (bkottler@themillcreekalliance.org).


    Available dates include:

    Saturday, June 5, 2021 (Laughing Brook at Salway Park)

    Thursday, July 8, 2021 (Raingarden Maintenance-West Chester)

    Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Salway Park in Northside)


    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGbWt9eQQzN11jPsVZhABnkqw1nQtOoQw0sDmdX55t4bPQww/viewform




  • May 04, 2021 4:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2021 Summer Litter Clean-Up

    Organization: Valley View

    June 1- 30

    From the springlittercleanup.com website:

    Join us for the 2021 Summer Litter Clean-Up in Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed.  Volunteers are needed throughout the month of June!  Individuals and small groups can Do-It-Yourself (DIY) at the location of your choice, or join coordinated in-person events (space will be limited) at various locations. Volunteers can practice social distancing while enjoying the outdoors and sprucing up our local communities. Join us and register for the event today!

    https://www.springlittercleanup.com/


  • April 21, 2021 5:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center


    Held the first weekend in May, The Plant Sale is our largest event here at the CGC. We will need TONS of volunteers for this event, for that weekend and leading up to it.

    The 2021 Plant Sale is a combination of an online sale, happening now through April 29th, and a 1 day in-person sale of leftover plants and our Green Flea on Saturday, May 8th. Volunteers will help in fulfilling online orders being picked up between April 30th and May 2nd. With a majority of plant material sold online, this pick-up process will be a significant, and entirely new, undertaking for CGC staff and volunteers. Any plant material that was not sold online will be sold on May 8th along with a few selections of back ordered plants and our infamous Green Flea, hope to see you there!

    For any additional information on volunteering, please contact us at:

    volunteer@civicgardencenter.org or call (513)-221-0981

  • April 12, 2021 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub

    The Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub is a nonprofit organization providing a “one-stop” drop-off location for items that can be recycled or reused, but that can't go into traditional recycling bins.

    They are seeking volunteers to help receive and sort materials. 

    For our normal shifts, sign up here

    Please Note: All volunteers will need to follow COVID-19 precautions.

    The space is not air-conditioned, however, we do have windows. It is heated, but if it is cold outside, you may want to wear extra layers.

    All volunteers must print and sign this waiver to bring with you to your shift. Thank you!

    Thank you for volunteering your time and energy to help us create a successful Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub!

    Location: 911 Evans St., Cincinnati, OH 45204


  • March 15, 2021 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Heritage Acres

    If you can help out at Heritage Acres for a few hours, or if you’d just like to come visit this beautiful sanctuary during springtime while there are other folks around, please plan to join us on any of the following days listed below.

    March 20 and March 24

    April 3, April 14, April 17, and April 28

    May 1, May 12, and May 15

    Workdays will take place on the first and third Saturdays, and on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month starting with the Spring Equinox on March 20th. All workdays take place from 9 am until 2 pm.

    Bring sturdy boots, a face mask, a bottle of water, lunch or snacks, and heavy duty work gloves. Dress for the weather!

  • March 11, 2021 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Friends of the Little Miami State Park, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital’s Comprehensive Children's Injury Center, is hosting a free bike helmet giveaway, and we need your help!

    Children over age 3 and teens are the preferred recipients for this bicycle-safety event to be held near the trail in downtown Loveland on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Adult volunteers are needed to distribute helmets and educate helmet recipients on proper helmet fitting. Volunteers should plan to attend a 30-minute training session at noon on Friday, May 21 in Loveland. Contact Don Hahn at dhahnj@gmail.com if you are able to help.


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