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.
  • September 20, 2021 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • August 24, 2021 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Civic Garden Center

    Join CGC horticultural staff in working on our grounds, Hauck Botanic Gardens. Volunteers will help with garden maintenance including planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, seed collecting and more! Please bring a reusable water bottle, gloves (if you have them), and a mask, pants and long sleeves are encouraged. All other tools and materials will be provided.

    Fridays from August 27th to November 19th, 9:00-11:30 AM

    Additionally, on Saturday, September 25th, there are volunteer opportunities at the Fall Plant Sale, from from 8:30-11:30 am, and 11:30 am-2:30 pm.

    Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094fa5a622a7fd0-2021

  • August 17, 2021 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Imago

    Imago is an ecological education organization that is rooted in the concept that living in harmony with the natural world is not only good for the planet, but good for ourselves, our families and our communities. Through the preservation of urban nature, hands-on green workshops, and education programs for youth, Imago is fostering an exciting, sustainable future that benefits us all.

    There are a variety of ways to volunteer:

    • Help set up a birdwatching station.
    • Help create a new decomposer exploration station.
    • Help create a fossil exploration station.
    • Help create a vermicompost station.
    • Help take the playscape to the next level by designing and building new elements.
    • Help with habitat restoration projects.
    • Help with garden projects and maintenance at partner schools.

    Learn more at https://imagoearth.org/volunteer/


  • August 04, 2021 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Boone County Arboretum 

    Boone County Arboretum is getting ready for their big fall plant sale and could use your help!

    They have two dates coming up at area private gardens that are donating plants for our bargain portion of the sale. Volunteers help us dig, divide, and pot up plants for our sale at these gardens.

    • All volunteers are given their choice of two plants that they can take home with them for free!
    • Refreshments provided.


    August 10, 2021 - Garden #1 Clara Berger (Anderson Twp.): 5 volunteers

    Click here to volunteer for 8/10


    August 12, 2021 - Garden #2 Indian Hill: 5 volunteers

    Click here to volunteer for 8/12


    Volunteer at the Plant Sale September 17 & 18

    • Volunteers receive early access to plant sale
    • All volunteers are given their choice of two plants to take home for free!


    Click here to volunteer for plant sale activities!


    Plant Sale Pricing (September 7): 5 volunteers

    Members pre-sale (September 17): 3 volunteers

    Plant Sale Day of (September 18): 20 volunteers

    Please contact Nicole Kmetz for

    any questions and concerns

    nkmetz@bcarboretum.org

    301-481-8978

  • July 27, 2021 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Cardinal Land Conservancy

    Join The Cardinal Land Conservancy for a work day at your Todd's Fork Preserve. We may clear brush from the fence along the entrance driveway, remove other invasive plants, or work on trail improvements.

    SAT, AUG 21 AT 8 AM EDT

    SAT, SEP 18 AT 12 PM EDT

    SAT, OCT 16 AT 12 PM EDT

    SAT, NOV 20 AT 12 PM EST


  • July 12, 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: USGBC Ohio

    Members of each committee will work on a range of activities which include, but may not be limited to, the following: 

    Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB): A statewide advisory board that sets the overall  strategic goals for the Ohio Community, including programmatic priorities and operating  guidelines.  

    Central Ohio Local Leadership Team (Central LLT): In support of the MLAB, the Central LLT  assists the Ohio Community in Columbus and surrounding areas by providing educational  opportunities, information exchange and collaboration on Community programs at the local level  and communicates unique local opportunities to the Community leadership that may inform  strategic planning and priority setting. 

    NE Local Leadership Team (NE LLT): In support of the MLAB, the NE LLT assists the Ohio  Community in Cleveland and surrounding areas by providing educational opportunities,  information exchange and collaboration on Community programs at the local level and  communicates unique local opportunities to the Community leadership that may inform strategic  planning and priority setting. 

    NW Ohio Local Leadership Team (NW LLT): In support of the MLAB, the NW LLT assists the Ohio  Community in Toledo and surrounding areas by providing educational opportunities, information  exchange and collaboration on Community programs at the local level and communicates unique  local opportunities to the Community leadership that may inform strategic planning and priority  setting. 

    SW Ohio Local Leadership Team (SW LLT): In support of the MLAB, the Central LLT assists the  Ohio Community in Cincinnati, Dayton and surrounding regions by providing educational  opportunities, information exchange and collaboration on Community programs at the local level  and communicates unique local opportunities to the Community leadership that may inform  strategic planning and priority setting. 

    Advocacy & Service Committee: Works to track pertinent legislation, build relationships  between USGBC and legislators, manages equity-based projects such as Advance, Canstruction,  GADOS, Green Schools, etc. 

    Communications Committee: Works on statewide and regional e-blasts, social media, collateral  material, website, etc. 

    Development Committee: Works bring in cash and in-kind resources through sponsorship,  membership, partnership, scholarship fund, grants, etc. 

    Programs & Education Committee: Works on in-person and virtual educational programming  such as webinars, luncheons, tours, EP events, etc. 

    Special Events Committee: Works on regional and statewide in-person and virtual special events  such as MLAB Leadership Days, Regional Conference, Town Hall, Leadership Awards program,  etc. 

    To apply email usgbcohio@usgbc.org

  • July 07, 2021 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Adventure Crew

    Volunteer opportunities at Paddlefest and the Outdoors For All Expo:

    Ohio River Paddlefest is the largest fundraiser for Adventure Crew, a nonprofit that takes city teens on outdoor adventures such as hiking, biking and kayaking. 

    This year, we'll celebrate the 20th Ohio River Paddlefest on Saturday, August 7 and hold our all-new Outdoors For All Festival, a celebration of all things outdoors, the evening before (Friday, August 6). We have lots of different volunteer opportunities both days! Please sign up for your desired shift and activity by completing this form: www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545a9af22abf85-paddlefest4

    More information is available at www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org. If you have questions, please email info@ohioriverpaddlefest.org 


  • June 23, 2021 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

    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!)


  • June 10, 2021 3:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organization: Gorman Heritage Farm

    Interns will have a unique opportunity to work hands-on with a variety of livestock such as equines, cattle, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits, and swine. Interns will be responsible for the care and maintenance of Gorman’s animals, barns, animal pens, etc. Interns will also have an opportunity to meet with a variety of agriculture, education and nonprofit professionals to further enhance their knowledge.

    Roles/Responsibilities:

    Farmyard

    ● Care/maintenance of production and education animals

    ● Animal behavior modification projects

    ● Farmyard maintenance

    ● Animal docents for farmyard

    ● Livestock record keeping

    ● Pasture management Crops/Grounds Management

    ● Grounds keeping

    ● Mowing and weed eating

    ● Crop management

    ● Trail maintenance Qualifications:

    ● Applicant must be working towards a 2-4 year degree in Biology, Animal Science,

    ● Environmental Science, Education, or related field

    ● Applicant must be able to lift 50lbs

    ● Applicant must be highly motivated and hard working

    ● Applicant must be comfortable around and with animals

    ● Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to working with staff, volunteers, adults, and children


    Working Conditions:

    ● All interns are unpaid, but we are happy to help with your unique internship requirements.

    ● Interns will be exposed to all weather conditions

    ● Interns will be exposed to a variety of different animals ● Interns are required to regularly stand and walk for long periods of time

    ● Interns are expected to wear appropriate farm attire (jeans/shorts, t-shirt, boots, work gloves)

    ● Internships are 20-40 hours per week Application process: Applicants should email cover letter, resume and educational internship requirements (if any) to Bill Tonne, Farm Manager, btonne@gormanfarm.org. No phone calls please.

    ● Internships are 20-40 hours per week


    Application process:

    Applicants should email cover letter, resume and educational internship requirements (if any) to Bill Tonne, Farm Manager, btonne@gormanfarm.org. No phone calls please.

  • 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.


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