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Connect with nature. Volunteer this September.

Volunteers working at Cincinnati Parks doing a mulching project.

Connect with nature. Volunteer this September.

Fall is right around the corner and a great time to be out volunteering in Cincinnati Parks. Nature offers one of the most reliable boosts to mental and physical well-being. Spending time in the outdoors has been found to improve short-term memory, concentration and creativity—while reducing the effects of stress and anxiety. Volunteering on National Day of Service or National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the many benefits that come from connecting with nature.

September 11, 2019 – National Day of Service

Join us for a city-wide day of service to honor those affected by the 9/11 tragedy. Select from volunteer opportunities all over the city.
Click here to register.

  • Cincinnati Parks at Ault Park: Volunteers will work with Park staff in an ongoing effort to restore the natural habitat in select areas of the park by removing honeysuckle and pepper vine: cutting, dragging and possibly replanting native species.
  • Cincinnati Parks at Eden Park: Volunteers will load mulch into wheelbarrows and spread at picnic areas and tree rings. This will help improve the appearance of picnic areas and help provide protection to trees.

September 14, 2019 – National Day of Service (Saturday Option)

Unable to attend on 9/11, please join us on Saturday, 9/14 from 9am to 12pm for additional support of this day.

  • Cincinnati Parks at Ault Park: Help maintain and beautify your neighborhood parks. Volunteers will work with Park staff in an ongoing effort to restore the natural habitat in select areas of the park by removing honeysuckle and pepper vine: cutting, dragging and possibly replanting native species.
  • Cincinnati Parks at Hopkins Park: Help maintain and beautify your neighborhood parks. Volunteers will work with Parks staff to pull out existing landscape and install new plant material.  Work will include clearing brush, planting, mulching.

September 28, 2019 – National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more.

Click here to Register for NPLD.  Learn more about each location where you can participate – and bring the family! Bring your friends! *Each volunteer must register separately, please share!*

  • Mt. Airy Forest – Large Scale Mulching Project
  • Eden Park – Landscape Installation Project
  • Ault Park – Habitat Restoration Project
  • Caldwell Nature Preserve – Trail Clearance Project