Get Involved!

Volunteering for Great Parks of Hamilton County will lead you to fun, rewarding and unforgettable experiences! Help with invasive plant removal, patrol one of our more than 70 miles of trails, volunteer at our Shaker Trace Nursery or interact directly with park guests at one of our gift shops, visitor centers or nature programs. Join our outstanding team of volunteers and staff members and learn new skills, meet people with similar interests, all while making a difference in your community. Whether you have time to volunteer long-term, a few weeks or only once or twice a year, Great Parks of Hamilton County has a place for you! It's fun, rewarding and easy to get involved. To find your perfect niche, check out the volunteer opportunities below!

For more information send an email to volunteer@greatparks.org or phone:

Kris Roselle, Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: 513-728-3551, ext. 245

Niki Marengo, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 513-728-3551, ext. 278

I am a Volunteer

Already a member of our fantastic team of Great Parks volunteers? We couldn't do it without you! Thank you for playing such an important role in protecting and preserving our more than 16,500 acres of park land, assisting with public education programs, and connecting the community with nature. Click below to record your volunteer service, locate the next VIP membership meeting, learn about volunteer training and read the latest edition of the GrapeVINE.

I am a Volunteer

Long-Term Volunteer

Join our team of more than 700 park district volunteers that support our stewardship, outdoor education, recreation and operation crews on a continuous basis all year-round. Assist with trail maintenance, help with invasive plant removal and habitat restoration, volunteer in our visitor centers and gift shops, become a stream monitor, help with animal care, support youth oriented golf and Special Olympics programs or help implement nature programs and special events.

Be a Long-Term Volunteer

One-Time Volunteer

We understand, life is busy! You want to help protect our precious park lands, but work, school or family commitments keep you hopping all year round. Great Parks of Hamilton County has great environmental projects that will fit your busy lifestyle with no long term commitment. Two to four-hour projects are perfect for scout, school and faith-based groups, civic organizations, families or students needing community service hours.

Be a One-Time Volunteer

Corporate Volunteers

The Great Parks Foundation Corporate Volunteering Program provides energizing, high-visibility volunteer projects for companies across the greater Cincinnati area. Our hands-on projects are team-based and will strengthen your organization by building leadership and communication skills; all while having fun and making a positive impact in your community. Projects generally occur between March and November and scheduling is flexible.

Be a Corporate Volunteer

Short-Term Volunteer

If you are a scout ready to begin working on your Eagle Scout or Gold Award project, a school group looking for a unique service learning opportunity or a college student searching for an internship program, we have that! Great Parks of Hamilton County has great scout projects park-wide, unique service learning opportunities at Parky's Farm and the Winton Woods Riding Center, and college level internships are now open in several different areas.

Be a Short-Term Volunteer