Cincinnati Parks

Cincinnati Parks

General Volunteer Opportunities


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  • Greenspace - Horticulture Help
  • Nature Summer Camps Counselor in Training

2015 Summer Camps at LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Ctr, STEM Camp

July 27 - 31, from 9am - 3:15pm, LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Lanius Lane, 45224. Campers are ages 12 - 15.  

VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 16 YEARS OF AGE BY JANUARY 1, 2015 FOR THIS CAMP. Volunteers are expected to the FULL WEEK of each camp chosen.

First year volunteers are requested to sign up for only ONE week of camp.  Veteran volunteers are welcome to sign up for an unlimited number of camps. 

FIRST YEAR VOLUNTEERS MUST: 
1. Register for ONLY ONE full week of camp. This will not be confirmed until after you have successfully passed the interview.
2. Complete the application form.

3. Attend ONE of the 3 group interviews offered at the Bettman Center (4 Beech Lane, 45208); Tuesday, May 26 , Thursday, May 28 or Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 - 7:15pm. Email parkssummeroutreach@gmail.com to sign up for one of the sessions.
4. Attend the Volunteer training on Thursday, June 4 from 6 - 8pm at the Bettman Center.
5. Complete waiver / medical form once confirmed as a teen volunteer (Counselor in Training).

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS:
1. Register for an unlimited number of camps.  You will be confirmed for attendance by Park staff within 48 hours after submitting your choices.
2. Complete a waiver /medical form after confirmation by Park staff.

 
JOB DUTIES:
The duties are the same as last year which include:
*providing extra direction during games
* being the “caboose” and additional watchful eye during hikes
*craft preparation and guidance during the craft time  
 *being an example for campers by showing respect for the environment   
 

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers will attend daily for the week of camp.  You will arrange for your own transportation to and from camp each day. Park staff is not permitted to drive volunteers. Volunteers are to remain in the camp area with their assigned group at all times during camp hours. You will need to bring your own lunch, drink and water bottle daily; there are no vending machines at the camp sites.

7/27/2015 7/31/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

2015 Summer Camps at Trailside Nature Center

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Trailside Nature Ctr, Urban Safari Camp 2

July 27 - 31, from 9am - 3:15pm, Trailside Nature Center in Burnet Woods, 3400 Brookline Drive, 45220. Campers are ages 6 - 8.  

Volunteers must be 13 years of age by June 1. Volunteers are expected to the FULL WEEK of each camp chosen.

First year volunteers are requested to sign up for only ONE week of camp.  Veteran volunteers are welcome to sign up for an unlimited number of camps. 

FIRST YEAR VOLUNTEERS MUST: 
1. Register for ONLY ONE full week of camp. This will not be confirmed until after you have successfully passed the interview.
2. Complete the application form.

3. Attend ONE of the 3 group interviews offered at the Bettman Center (4 Beech Lane, 45208); Tuesday, May 26 , Thursday, May 28 or Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 - 7:15pm. Email parkssummeroutreach@gmail.com to sign up for one of the sessions.
4. Attend the Volunteer training on Thursday, June 4 from 6 - 8pm at the Bettman Center.
5. Complete waiver / medical form once confirmed as a teen volunteer (Counselor in Training).

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS:
1. Register for an unlimited number of camps.  You will be confirmed for attendance by Park staff within 48 hours after submitting your choices.
2. Complete a waiver /medical form after confirmation by Park staff.

 
JOB DUTIES: The duties are the same as last year which include:
*providing extra direction during games
* being the “caboose” and additional watchful eye during hikes
*craft preparation and guidance during the craft time                                                                                                         *being an example for campers by showing respect for the environment    

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers will attend daily for the week of camp.  You will arrange for your own transportation to and from camp each day. Park staff is not permitted to drive volunteers. Volunteers are to remain in the camp area with their assigned group at all times during camp hours. You will need to bring your own lunch, drink and water bottle daily; there are no vending machines at the camp sites.

 

7/27/2015 7/31/2015 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  

2015 Summer NatureCamps Out in the Parks

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
NatureCamp in the Parks, Burnet Woods 2

August 3 - 7, from 9am - 3:15pm, Burnet Woods Shelter, 3400 Brookline Drive, 45220. Campers are ages 5 (post Kdg) - 12.  

Volunteers must be 13 years of age by June 1. Volunteers are expected to the FULL WEEK of each camp chosen.

First year volunteers are requested to sign up for only ONE week of camp.  Veteran volunteers are welcome to sign up for an unlimited number of camps. 

FIRST YEAR VOLUNTEERS MUST: 
1. Register for ONLY ONE full week of camp. This will not be confirmed until after you have successfully passed the interview.
2. Complete the application form.

3. Attend ONE of the 3 group interviews offered at the Bettman Center (4 Beech Lane, 45208); Tuesday, May 26 , Thursday, May 28 or Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 - 7:15pm. Email parkssummeroutreach@gmail.com to sign up for one of the sessions.
4. Attend the Volunteer training on Thursday, June 4 from 6 - 8pm at the Bettman Center.
5. Complete waiver / medical form once confirmed as a teen volunteer (Counselor in Training).

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS:
1. Register for an unlimited number of camps.  You will be confirmed for attendance by Park staff within 48 hours after submitting your choices.
2. Complete a waiver /medical form after confirmation by Park staff.

 
JOB DUTIES: The duties are the same as last year which include:
*providing extra direction during games
* being the “caboose” and additional watchful eye during hikes
*craft preparation and guidance during the craft time                                                                                                         *being an example for campers by showing respect for the environment    

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers will attend daily for the week of camp.  You will arrange for your own transportation to and from camp each day. Park staff is not permitted to drive volunteers. Volunteers are to remain in the camp area with their assigned group at all times during camp hours. You will need to bring your own lunch, drink and water bottle daily; there are no vending machines at the camp sites.

 

8/3/2015 8/7/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
NatureCamp in the Parks, Stanbery Park

July 27 - 31, from 9am - 3:15pm, Stanbery Park on Oxford Avenue in Mt. Washington. Camp located in the picnic area at end of the paved path.  

Volunteers must be 13 years of age by June 1.  First year volunteers are requested to sign up for only ONE week of camp.  Veteran volunteers are welcome to sign up for an unlimited number of camps. 

FIRST YEAR VOLUNTEERS MUST: 
1. Register for ONLY ONE full week of camp. This will not be confirmed until after you have successfully passed the interview.
2. Complete the application form.

3. Attend ONE of the 3 group interviews offered at the Bettman Center (4 Beech Lane, 45208); Tuesday, May 26 , Thursday, May 28 or Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 - 7:15pm. Email parkssummeroutreach@gmail.com to sign up for one of the sessions.
4. Attend the Volunteer training on Thursday, June 4 from 6 - 8pm at the Bettman Center.
5. Complete waiver / medical form once confirmed as a teen volunteer (Counselor in Training).

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS:
1. Register for an unlimited number of camps.  You will be confirmed for attendance by Park staff within 48 hours after submitting your choices.
2. Complete a waiver /medical form after confirmation by Park staff.

 
JOB DUTIES: The duties are the same as last year which include:
*providing extra direction during games
* being the “caboose” and additional watchful eye during hikes
*craft preparation and guidance during the craft time                                                                                                         *being an example for campers by showing respect for the environment    

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers will attend daily for the week of camp.  You will arrange for your own transportation to and from camp each day. Park staff is not permitted to drive volunteers. Volunteers are to remain in the camp area with their assigned group at all times during camp hours. You will need to bring your own lunch, drink and water bottle daily; there are no vending machines at the camp sites.

 

7/27/2015 7/31/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

2015 Summer Preschool Discovery Mornings in Parks

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Preschool Discovery Mornings Stanbery Park

July 29 - 31 from 9:15am - noon, Stanbery Park Shelter located at the end of paved path, Oxford Avenue in Mt. Washington. Campers are ages 3 1/2 - 5 pre-Kindergarten.    

Volunteers must be 13 years of age by June 1. Volunteers are expected to the FULL WEEK of each camp chosen.

First year volunteers are requested to sign up for only ONE week of camp.  Veteran volunteers are welcome to sign up for an unlimited number of camps. 

FIRST YEAR VOLUNTEERS MUST: 
1. Register for ONLY ONE full week of camp. This will not be confirmed until after you have successfully passed the interview.
2. Complete the application form.

3. Attend ONE of the 3 group interviews offered at the Bettman Center (4 Beech Lane, 45208); Tuesday, May 26 , Thursday, May 28 or Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 - 7:15pm. Email parkssummeroutreach@gmail.com to sign up for one of the sessions.
4. Attend the Volunteer training on Thursday, June 4 from 6 - 8pm at the Bettman Center.
5. Complete waiver / medical form once confirmed as a teen volunteer (Counselor in Training).

VETERAN VOLUNTEERS:
1. Register for an unlimited number of camps.  You will be confirmed for attendance by Park staff within 48 hours after submitting your choices.
2. Complete a waiver /medical form after confirmation by Park staff.

 
JOB DUTIES: The duties are the same as last year which include:
*providing extra direction during games
* being the “caboose” and additional watchful eye during hikes
*craft preparation and guidance during the craft time                                                                                                         *being an example for campers by showing respect for the environment    

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers will attend daily for the week of camp.  You will arrange for your own transportation to and from camp each day. Park staff is not permitted to drive volunteers. Volunteers are to remain in the camp area with their assigned group at all times during camp hours. You will need to bring your own lunch, drink and water bottle daily; there are no vending machines at the camp sites.

 

7/27/2015 7/31/2015 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  

River Grill before the Big Chill

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
RGBTBC - Ambassadors

Duties / Responsibilities - Entrances and Event Area:

Greet arriving visitors, assist with directions, answer a variety of questions and distribute printed material to visitors. An outgoing demeanor and knowledge of the local area is helpful.

 

 

10/9/2015 10/10/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
RGBTBC - Beer Booth

Duties / Responsibilities - Beer Booths:

Collect designated amount of drink tickets, check for alcohol wrist band and dispense beer to customers in approved cups/containers.  Maintain cleanliness of beer booth area. Must be at least 21 years of age.

10/9/2015 10/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
RGBTBC - Beverage Booth

Duties / Responsibilities - Soda / Water Booths:

Collect designated amount of drink tickets and distribute selected beverages to customers.  Maintain cleanliness of booth area.

10/9/2015 10/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
RGBTBC - Captains

Duties / Responsibilities - Volunteer Check-in Booth:

Assist volunteer coordinator with volunteer placement.  Duties will include working with staff, dispersing information to assigned groups, ensuring that all members of the assigned group are checked in and placed in their volunteer location.  

10/9/2015 10/10/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
RGBTBC - Floater

Duties / Responsibilities :

Assist volunteer coordinator by being flexible and adaptable to any area that may need additional assistance.  You will be running errands and assisting in anything to help event run smoothly.  A "can do" attitude is appreciated.

10/9/2015 10/10/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
RGBTBC - Judging Class

Duties / Responsibilities - Sponsor Tent:

Assist with checking in class participants and distributing training material.

10/8/2015 10/8/2015 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
RGBTBC - Photographer

Duties / Responsibilities:

Assist marketing staff by taking photos of competitors, guests and judges attending events listed on the Schedule of Events.  Photography equipment, memory cards and flash drives are not provided.

10/8/2015 10/10/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  
RGBTBC - Sponsor Party

Duties / Responsibilities - VIP/Sponsor Tent:

Assist with checking in VIP guests and distributing event information. 

 

10/8/2015 10/8/2015 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  

Smale Park

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Carousel Ambassador

Carousel Ambassador:

Greet arriving visitors, assist with directions, answer a variety of questions and distribute printed material to visitors.  May assist with pricing, re-stocking and display of gift shop items.

 

**Volunteers are expected to be appropriately dressed according to their task(s).  Please do not wear clothing with derogatory slogans or pictures.  If wearing shorts, they must be at least mid thigh in length.  The building is air conditioned and a light sweater may be needed.

7/28/2015 12/31/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  

Special Events

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Police & Fire Appreciation Day - Carousel Spotter

Assist  the City of Cincinnati with showing appreciation for the services provided by our Police and Fire departments at Carol Ann's Carousel! 

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Carousel Spotters: Assist Carousel operator with safe operation of Carol Ann's Carousel.

 

**Complimentary parking will be provided at the Public Landing for event volunteers.  **Food/beverage ticket will be presented to each volunteer at the end of the shift.    

**Volunteers are expected to be appropriately dressed according to their task(s).  Please do not wear clothing with derogatory slogans or pictures.  If wearing shorts, they must be at least mid thigh in length.  The building is air conditioned and a light sweater may be needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/3/2015 8/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Police & Fire Appreciation Day - Greeter

Assist  the City of Cincinnati with showing appreciation for the services provided by our Police and Fire departments at Carol Ann's Carousel! 

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Greeter: Greet arriving visitors with a smile and direct to designated areas.  Monitor entry/exit doors.

**Complimentary parking will be provided at the Public Landing for event volunteers.  **Food/beverage ticket will be presented to each volunteer at the end of the shift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/3/2015 8/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Police & Fire Appreciation Day - Registration

Assist  the City of Cincinnati with showing appreciation for the services provided by our Police and Fire departments at Carol Ann's Carousel! 

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Registration: Assist with checking in guests and providing wrist bands.

 

**Complimentary parking will be provided at the Public Landing for event volunteers.    **Food/beverage ticket will be presented to each volunteer at the end of the shift.

**Volunteers are expected to be appropriately dressed according to their task(s).  Please do not wear clothing with derogatory slogans or pictures.  If wearing shorts, they must be at least mid thigh in length.  The building is air conditioned and a light sweater may be needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/3/2015 8/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

"To conserve, manage, sustain and enhance parks' natural and cultural resources and public green spaces for the enjoyment, enlightenment and enrichment of the Cincinnati community."

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