Do you love the Cincinnati Parks… then we need you!

Volunteers helping re-mulch a park playground

Our Parks depend on support from those who use and love them. Your contribution of time is one way you can help Cincinnati Parks maintain our status as one of the top urban park systems in the country. We have one-time and ongoing opportunities available to provide you with a rewarding and satisfying volunteer experience.


Sign up today at: www.myvolunteerpage.com as a Cincinnati Parks Volunteer.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Christyl Johnson-Roberts by email or (513) 321-6070 with additional questions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Urban Parks and Greenspaces

There is a tremendous need for outdoor and gardening enthusiasts to help maintain urban parks and greenspaces throughout by:

  • Removing honeysuckle and other invasive plants
  • Planting flowers and trees
  • Removing and/or replacing ground cover
Waterfront Parks

The Waterfront parks rely on volunteers to perform the invaluable task of removing litter from the riverbanks as well as assisting with data entry. Carol Ann’s Carousel has a need for an Ambassador/Greeter who can provide information and enhance the overall Carousel experience.

Group Projects

Is your organization looking for an outdoor volunteer project or a team building opportunity? Does your scout troop need a service outing? If the answer is yes… call us today (3 weeks in advance please)! We will arrange a project that may include maintaining urban landscapes such as:

  • Cleaning up a wooded area
  • Removing honeysuckle and other invasive plants
  • Planting flowers and trees
  • Painting tables, benches & flower pots
  • Building a bridge
  • Building a trail.
Explore Nature!

Our youth programs require volunteers to help with special events and nature programs. If you enjoy nature and children…this is the perfect opportunity. Available volunteer opportunities are:

  • Nature Camp Assistant
  • Trail Patrol
  • Nature Center Ambassador
  • Seamstress for Costumes & Crafts
  • Survey Taker
Krohn Conservatory

Whether you prefer working with our tropical plant collection, pricing Gift Shop merchandise or helping out at the annual Butterfly Show you will certainly find satisfaction and enjoyment! Available volunteer opportunities are:

  • Horticulture Helpers
  • Office Assistants
  • Ambassadors
  • Tour Guides/Interpreters
  • Craft Room Attendants

For information about volunteering at Krohn Conservatory, please contact Sarah Schmalz at sarah.schmalz@cincinnati-oh.gov.

Special Event Opportunities

Greater Cincinnati’s Corporate Challenge

Since its inception in 2007, thousands of employees from numerous companies have served our urban parks and greenspace areas as well as the downtown Cincinnati area, including Washington Park in Over-The-Rhine, the waterfront parks, Smale Riverfront Park, Eden Park and more! Volunteers come from corporations such as GE Aviation, The Home Depot, Duke Energy, Ethicon Endo Surgery, Humana, Toyota, PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Bank, Kao USA Inc, The Nielsen Company, and many, many more to dig in, clean up downtown, and make a big difference!