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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  • August 15, 2017 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Gorman Family Farms

    When: Monday, August 21 - Monday, August 28 (Various times, dates and opportunities)

    Welcome! Thank you for considering helping us at our annual Row by Row Dinner Dance. It will be a wonderful evening of music, Gorman chicken and some wonderful vegetables and food! We will have both silent and live auctions and would LOVE your help in making baskets, decorating, setting up, working the event and then tear down. Please join us! We can only succeed with your help. Thank you in advance. It should be GREAT fun! Opportunities range from Aug 21 - Aug 28. Sign up here: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1925762/false#!1925762/false/false

  • August 01, 2017 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Ohio River Foundation, Great Parks of Hamilton County and Rivers Unlimited

    When: Friday, August 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

    Come paddle with us! Ohio River Foundation, Great Parks of Hamilton County and Rivers Unlimited are co-hosting a series of paddle programs to promote the quality of the Ohio River watershed. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their paddle skills (balance, strokes, maneuvers, etc.) and learn more about their paddling environment. The program will be accompanied with a lake cleanup. All equipment will be provided. Participants must fit properly in provided life jackets. This program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (This event is free) This volunteer and education opportunity will be held at Winton Woods/Winton Lake public canoe kayak launch.

    The program will be canceled if:

    There is thunder while we are on the lake

    Winton Lake is 678 feet (or higher)

    The combined water and air temperature do not meet 120 degrees Fahrenheit

    Please click on the link to register: http://bit.ly/2tqGYc7

    See you at the lake!

  • July 31, 2017 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Civic Garden Center 


    Tuesday, August 15th, 9:30 am -11:30 am

    Thursday, August 17th, 9:30 am – 12 pm

    Tuesday, August 22nd, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

    Thursday, August 24th, 9:30 am – 12 pm 

    The Green Learning Station Program  Green Learning Station
    is seeking individuals who are excited about teaching middle and high school students about science, stormwater management, and water quality. Volunteers offered $50 stipend per field trip.

    Weekly programs are Wednesday & Thursday mornings (8:30-12:30 pm) in September & October. 


    All candidates must attend one of the following trainings:

    Thursday, August 17th, 9:30 am – 12 pm

    Thursday, August 24th, 9:30 am – 12 pm

    To reserve the program and training dates of your choice, contact Kylie Johnson at 513-221-0981.


    The Compost Kids Program

    is looking for individuals who are excited about teaching children ages 5-12 about the importance of composting, recycling, gardening & caring for our world.


    Weekly programs are on Tuesday mornings (8:30 to noon) in September & October.

    All volunteer candidates must attend one of the following trainings:

    Tuesday, August 15th, 9:30 am -11:30 am

    Tuesday, August 22nd, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

    To reserve the program and training dates of your choice, contact youtheducation@civicgardencenter.org

  • June 06, 2017 11:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Ohio Valley Food Connection 

    When: Sunday, June 11, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

    Want to help get more local food into local households and restaurants?

    Recruiting volunteers from 10am to 2pm on Sunday June 11 to help move items out of the way.

    Where: 517 West 7th street Newport KY

    Why: To move items around to make way for a new walk-in to accommodate local farm products that will go to Cincinnati Region households and restaurants!

    Please contact Alice Chalmers at 443-243-2998 and info@ohiovalleyfood.com if you can help!

    Special Beer and Wine drinks available post-effort.

  • May 06, 2017 2:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Great Parks of Hamilton County, Ohio

    When: Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is seeking volunteers for a Great Parks Greenup event. Help plant a milkweed along a walking trail to turn a mowed area into a budding pollinator meadow and remove invasive species so future native plants can thrive. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to take home a packet of native seeds and learn how to create a mason bee house to enhance their own pollinator haven! Ages 14 and up. Fernbank Park/Lee Shelter (Free, register by 5/10)

    To learn more and to register, click here.

  • April 21, 2017 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizers: Flying Pig Marathon, Taking Root 

    Taking Root is partnering up with the Flying Pig Marathon and the City of Cincinnati to plant 5 trees along the marathon route before the run. If you are running the race, it will be a fun activity to try and find the trees that you helped plant along the route! The Tree Planting is on April 27 from 1-4pm along the US 52 Route, West of Montgomery Inn. Parking Address is 815 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati OH. 

     To learn more and to sign up, click here.


  • April 17, 2017 2:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Mill Creek Council of Communities

    You're invited to volunteer with the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities and the City of Wyoming to clear the way (literally!) for the Stream Restoration at Stearns Woods Project. This event is the first in a series of volunteer invasives control and planting days associated with this project.

    The day will kick off with a ceremony to celebrate Arbor Day and the history of Stearns Woods, a description of the restoration project, and the planting of a tree in honor of Arbor Day. Volunteers will then assist with removing already cut bush honeysuckle from the site and possibly pulling garlic mustard.To learn more and to sign up, click here.

    Event Details

    When: Saturday, April 29 from 9am to 11am

    Meeting Place: Hilltop Primary School Parking Lot, 425 Oliver Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215. 

    Please call or email Jim with any questions: 513-563-8800


  • April 17, 2017 2:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: The Mill Creek Yacht Club

    To celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, the Mill Creek Yacht Club and other enthusiastic volunteers will collect litter in and along the stream, beautifying the stretch of Mill Creek from Evendae to Lockland. The Council is grateful for all volunteers. Last year we had around 25 people participate, including volunteers from P&G and J.M. Smucker!

    This year we are in need of more land-based volunteers to help remove litter along the banks. More detailed information and registration can be accessed on our Eventbrite page by clicking on this link.

    Event Details
    When: Friday, April 21 at 9:30am
    Meeting Place: Koenig Park in Reading
    Please follow this link to sign up 

    Please call or email Emma with any questions: 513-563-8800eclohessy@millcreekwatershed.org

  • April 13, 2017 4:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: FarmChef

    Our next Cooking for the Family sessions start the first week of May with classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Findlay Kitchen and Bush Community Center in Walnut Hills. This is a 5-week cooking class that teaching healthy and affordable cooking for your family. We have a volunteer training on April 27th at the Findlay Kitchen from 5:30-8pm for new volunteers. These are great opportunities to get needed volunteer hours, make new friends, help people learn how to cook, and get a free meal in the process!

    You can register to volunteer online at -http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054fabad2ba5f58-cooking4

    Read about the program here.
  • April 04, 2017 11:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Boone County Arboretum

    Date: Every Tuesday
    Time9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Boone County Arboretum

    Volunteer to keep the Arboretum beautiful!  Lunch provided! Meet at the first concession building (first left once you enter the Arboretum).  No registration required.

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