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One-Day Volunteering

Want to volunteer but are too busy to make a long-term commitment? Join us! Great Parks welcomes individuals, families, community groups and corporations who want to volunteer for a half- or full-day project.

At Great Parks of Hamilton County, the health and safety of our employees and guests are our highest priority. We continue to take precautionary steps and make service adjustments in response to the latest information available from the Ohio Department of Health. Because of COVID-19, we have placed a temporary pause on weekend community projects. However, we will begin scheduling small corporate and community group projects beginning Wednesday, July 15.  If you are interested in scheduling a unique project for your group, please select a category below and complete an application. After your application is received, we will reach out within a week to discuss the next steps in scheduling.

Before committing to a project, please review the below COVID-19 protocols as they relate to service groups in the parks. Please keep in mind that things change quickly, and these protocols are fluid. Remember to check back often for any updates.

COVID-19 Protocols
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Upcoming Events

  • Upcoming Volunteer Projects

    Want to volunteer, but are too busy to make a long-term commitment? Great Parks welcomes individuals, families, community groups and corporations who want to jump in for a few hours and volunteer. Weekend projects usually last three to six hours and include tree plantings, invasive plant removal, habitat restoration, trail maintenance and litter cleanups. Make a difference by registering online today for one or more upcoming community volunteer projects.

    Due to COVID-19, Great Parks is not scheduling volunteer events until spring 2021. Please check back in spring for available volunteer projects.

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  • Youth Leadership Project

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is proud to support Eagle Scout, Gold Award and senior capstone assignments. Although there may be existing projects that an applicant can be matched with, Great Parks is open to your ideas.

    To get started, please fill out the online application below. Applications will be reviewed and matched with available projects on a quarterly basis. You will be notified about your application status no later than 30 days after the due date. Application due dates:

    • January 1
    • April 1
    • July 1
    • October 1

    Apply Online

  • Service-Learning Groups

    Fun and educational service-learning opportunities await your school at our 21 parks and preserves. Great Parks staff and volunteers will work onsite with students to create a memorable, hands-on learning experience.

    To get started, please fill out the online application below. Applications will be reviewed and matched with available projects on a quarterly basis. You will be notified about your application status no later than 30 days after the due date. Application due dates:

    • January 1
    • April 1
    • July 1
    • October 1

    Apply Online 

  • Corporate & Community Groups

    Bring your team of 10 or more for an energizing, highly visible volunteer project in a Great Park. Participants will build leadership skills and teamwork, all while having fun and making a positive difference in the community. Hands-on projects might include planting trees, landscaping, trail work, removing invasive plants, or cleaning lake and river banks. Projects generally take place Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

    To get started, please fill out the online application below. Applications will be reviewed and matched with available projects on a quarterly basis. You will be notified about your application status no later than 30 days after the due date. Application due dates:

    • January 1
    • April 1
    • July 1
    • October 1

    Corporate Application

    Community Application

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