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Volunteering for Great Parks of Hamilton County will lead you to fun, rewarding and unforgettable experiences!

Remove invasive plants, adopt a trail, harvest native seeds or interact directly with park guests at a gift shop, visitor center or nature program. Join our outstanding team of volunteers and staff members, learn new skills and meet people with similar interests, all while making a difference in your community.

Whether you have time to volunteer one-time, for a few weeks or years to come, Great Parks has a place for you! To find your perfect niche, check out the volunteer opportunities below.
Adult Volunteers
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Join the Great Parks team! Make meaningful connections when you work with other volunteers and park guests or as you work behind the scenes to help keep our parks beautiful!

If you are 18 years of age or older and are able to contribute approximately 40 hours of service per year, then click below to get started!

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Teen Volunteers
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Don’t just check off the service-learning hours for your school – get the most out of your volunteer experience! Enjoy volunteering while you learn new skills and meet others with similar interests. You’ll start with our Teen Orientation and be able to select a volunteer experience in areas like animal care, conservation, golf, fishing and more.

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Community Conservation Projects
Want to volunteer but too busy to make a long-term commitment? Great Parks welcomes individuals, families, community groups and corporations who want to help on a one-time basis. Weekend projects, which usually last three to six hours, are generally conservation-based and include tree plantings, invasive plant removal, habitat restoration, trail maintenance and litter and waterway cleanups. Make a difference by registering online today for one or more upcoming community volunteer projects.

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Youth Leadership Projects
Great Parks of Hamilton County greatly values the service provided by scouts and high school students and is always happy to support Eagle Scout, Gold Award and senior capstone assignments. Most projects focus on trail work, conservation efforts and implementing special programs and events, but Great Parks is open to your project ideas. To get started, please complete and submit a Youth Leadership Project Application.​

Youth Leadership Project Application
Service Learning Projects
Fun and exciting volunteer opportunities await high school groups at many of our 21 parks and preserves. Great Parks’ staff and volunteers will work on-site with your students to create a memorable, hands-on learning experience for your school. Several opportunities are available each year on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Click on the project list below to see a list of service-learning possibilities. Please read all details carefully, including job duties and constraints, before selecting your project. Once you have decided on a project, complete and return the application. A Great Parks representative will review your request and contact your school representative within two weeks of submission.
Corporate Volunteer Projects
Great Parks and the Great Parks Foundation provide unique, energizing and highly visible volunteer projects for corporations across the greater Cincinnati area. Participants will build leadership, teamwork and communication skills, all while having fun and making a positive difference in our community.​

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Grapevine Newsletter
Current volunteers can stay current on park news and upcoming opportunities with the quarterly Grapevine newsletter.

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Current Volunteer Login
Current registered volunteers can log in below to post hours, check service records and update contact information any time, any day, from their home computer.

Volunteer Login
Contact Us!
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
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