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Volunteer

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

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.

Interested?

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. If you are interested in volunteering at Krohn Conservatory contact Hannah Fancher by email or (513) 421-5707 with additional questions.

Special Event Opportunities

National Days of Service and Community Driven Events

Cincinnati Parks hosts service events in parks citywide all year long. Much of the conservation work that we accomplish cannot happen without the dedication of community members and neighbors like you. Please check out our calendar listing for scheduled events and click here to register today!

Butterfly Show Volunteers

The Butterfly Show could not happen without the tireless dedication of enthusiastic volunteers. Some plan special events, while many work during the show to ensure the USDA containment guidelines are upheld. This year we will need 750 volunteers to make the Butterfly Show possible. If you are interested in volunteering at Krohn Conservatory contact Hannah Fancher by email or (513) 421-5707 with additional questions.

Mayor’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, Duke Energy, PNC Bank, Kao USA Inc, Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Bank, and many, many more to dig in, clean up downtown, and make a big difference! If your corporation is interested in supporting Cincinnati Parks, please contact Christyl Johnson Roberts, our Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Opportunities

OUTDOOR PARKS AND GREENSPACE PROJECTS

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

  • Horticulture assistance – mulching, weeding, litter removal, varying tasks depending on season
  • Removing honeysuckle and other invasive plants
  • Trail maintenance
  • Removing and/or replacing ground cover
  • Planting flowers and trees

GROUP PROJECTS

Each year thousands of volunteers participate in group projects that are vital to the preparation and maintenance of our parks. Groups of many sizes and abilities perform important conservation and beautification tasks that impact the work of our staff and help keep our Parks safe and beautiful! Examples of work include:

  • Invasive species removal
  • Trail clearance & maintenance
  • Mulching trees, beds & playgrounds
  • Planting
  • Event assistance

FACILITY / PROGRAM PROJECTS

Many Cincinnati traditions take place within Cincinnati Parks. Special destination spots such as Krohn Conservatory, Carol Ann’s Carousel, and events like summer camps and the Butterfly Show simply cannot happen without the support of volunteers. Whether you prefer working with our tropical plant collection, greeting the public, and working a craft table you will certainly find satisfaction and enjoyment! Available volunteer opportunities are:

  • Horticulture Helpers
  • Office Assistants
  • Ambassadors
  • Tour Guides/Interpreters
  • Craft Room Attendants
  • To learn more about opportunities at Krohn Conservatory contact 513-421-5707

ADMINISTRATIVE / LEADERSHIP PROJECTS

Are you interested in supporting Cincinnati Parks, but prefer a clean, indoor more low key experience? Do you have a special skill set or talent to provide? CinyParks welcomes the enthusiasm and support of individuals that want to be a part of our leadership teams, help administratively, or lend a creative hand or trade.

  • Data entry
  • Photography
  • CPAC membership
  • Event planning

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.

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