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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 or phone:

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

Niki Marengo, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 513-728-3551, ext. 278
Adult Volunteers
Join the Great Parks team! Help maintain more than 70 miles of trails, connect with guests in a visitor center and through nature-learning activities, care for domestic and wild animals, help with youth-oriented golf programs, support Special Olympic athletes, help implement special events or support our many conservation initiatives. We provide the training, you provide the fun!

If you want to make a meaningful difference in your community, are 18 years of age or older and are able to contribute a minimum of 40 hours of service per year, then fill out an application to join the Great Parks volunteer team now.

Adult Volunteer Application
Teen Volunteers
Unique volunteer opportunities are available for teens at the Winton Woods Riding Center, Parky’s Farm and in the Great Parks golf and conservation departments. If you enjoy working with farm animals, you want to connect with specially-abled individuals, seniors or school children, or if you want to make a positive difference in the environment, then Great Parks is the place for you.

If you are 14 years of age or older and you are able to commit to a minimum of 30 hours of service per year, then join the Great Parks teen volunteer program now!

Teen Volunteer Application

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Community Conservation Projects
Want to volunteer but too busy to make a long-term commitment? In addition to our fabulous team of long-term volunteers, 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
Fun and exciting volunteer opportunities that incorporate hands-on learning are awaiting high school groups at Parky’s Farm, Winton Woods Riding Center and the Shaker Trace Nursery. On-site Great Parks employees and volunteers provide single or multi-day service learning experiences sure to excite students and teachers alike. Start planning your service learning experience by taking that first step and submitting an application now.

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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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Volunteer Information Center
The Great Parks Volunteer Information Center (VIC) is a web-based volunteer management system. Volunteers can post their hours, check their service records and update their contact information any time, any day, from their home computer. You must be a registered Great Parks volunteer to access this system.

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