Want to volunteer but too busy to make a long-term commitment? In addition to our fabulous team of more than 700 Great Parks volunteers, Great Parks of Hamilton County welcomes individuals, families, community groups and corporations who want to help on a one-time basis. Projects usually last three to six hours and are generally focused on habitat restoration, trail maintenance and litter and waterway cleanups.
Make a difference by registering online today for one or more upcoming community volunteer projects. For more information email Great Parks Volunteer Services Manager Kris Roselle or call 513-521-7275.
Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.-noon
2008 Lawrenceburg Rd. North Bend, OH 45052
The Great Miami River serves as home to many wildlife species including fish, amphibians, waterfowl and birds of prey including the bald eagle. The river also provides recreational opportunities for surrounding communities and feeds important sources of clean drinking water. Volunteers from Indian Lake to the Ohio River will be taking part in this river cleanup and you can, too! Free T-shirts will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration and a Great Miami River Sweep Waiver are required.
Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m.-noon
Volunteer at one of four Great Parks’ locations on Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of community service. Projects include tree plantings, litter removal, park beautification and invasive plant removal. Tree plantings will help Great Parks reach its goal of planting 60,000 trees by 2016 while supporting Taking Root’s regional reforestation initiative of planting 2 million trees by 2020. Projects will depend on the number and ages of volunteers who sign up and the weather. Refillable water bottles will be provided at all Make a Difference Day locations by event co-sponsor Rumpke. Sign up for one of our great Make a Difference Day projects below.
8250 Old Kellogg Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45255
Improve forest cover by planting trees or help Great Parks naturalists clean and enhance program animal enclosures. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration and a Great Parks Volunteer Waiver are required.
Woodland Mound - Steamboat Bend
8326 Steamboat Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45255
Improve river corridor habitat by picking up litter, removing overgrowth blocking scenic views and mulching trees and parking lot islands. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration and a Great Parks Volunteer Waiver are required.
Otto Armleder Memorial Park
5057 Wooster Pike Cincinnati, OH 45226
Make a positive difference in wildlife habitat by planting trees or removing litter and debris along the two-mile paved hike/bike trail. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration and a Great Parks Volunteer Waiver are required.
Registration for this project is at capacity and now closed. Thank you for the tremendous support. Please consider signing up for another one of our fun and impactful conservation-based projects.
10245 Winton Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45231
No volunteer group is too big for this project! Remove invasive honeysuckle that threatens native plants and animal species. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration and a Great Parks Volunteer Waiver are required.