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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  • 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.

  • March 29, 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Ohio River Foundation

    ORF Stewardship Saturday!

    When: April 1st, 2017 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Where: Camp Michaels Boy Scout Camp, 3486 Hathaway Road, Union, KY 41091

    Summary: Volunteers! Please join us April 1st to help with restoration plantings following the successful removal of the Gunpowder Creek Dam. Activities include planting trees and removing invasive species such as honeysuckle from the riparian area of Gunpowder Creek. Tools will be available but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, shovel and/or loppers if they have them. Come for a couple of hours or the whole day, whatever your able to do!

    What to Bring: Water, gloves and shovel/loppers if you have them. Lunch will be provided by the Boy Scouts; they will do a head count in the morning so if you’re just showing up for the afternoon don’t forget to bring snacks or a lunch!

    Contact info: For additional info, questions and RSVP please contact Jenny Kane, Membership & Volunteer Associate at jkane@ohioriverfdn.org or (513)344-7676.

  • March 29, 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizer: Western Wildlife Corridor

    When: Wed, April 19, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Where: Glenwood Gardens Technical Facility, 377 Sheffield, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240

    Volunteers needed: 41

    For Earth Day we are distributing 3,500 trees to elementary students throughout Hamilton County. We need your help to bag and pack the trees for distribution. Join us for Pizza, talk trees with us and help us to inspire the next generation of tree stewards!

    Contact: Matt Stenger, mstenger@takingroot.info, (513) 834-8441

  • March 10, 2017 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: The Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District

    The Hamilton County Recycling & Solid Waste District is seeking a junior or senior high school student to serve on its Policy Committee. This position is a non-voting member who will gain knowledge of local environmental issues. The term will run from June 2017 to May 2018.

    The committee consists of four permanent members, one non-voting member and three additional representatives. Committee responsibilities include providing guidance on programs, writing and implementing a 15-year solid waste plan and recommending solid waste management policies.

    Students must submit an application, letter of recommendation and secure both parental/guardian and principal permission to participate. To learn more and to apply, click here.

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