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Volunteer

Volunteer with Clermont County Parks! Whether you want to get outside and get your hands dirty, connect with the community through outreach and environmental education, or donate your time to organizational tasks, we have a space for you. 

Volunteer as an individual by registering and attending an orientation, or fill out the group form to bring your church, scout, school or corporate team to Clermont Parks for a day of team-building and giving back.  

Questions? Email Community Engagement Manager Niki Marengo at nmarengo@clermontcountyohio.gov.

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Planting Trees

Team Volunteering 

Bring your school, scout, corporate, church or other community group out to Clermont County Parks for an individualized volunteer project.  Service projects promote team-building and a sense of accomplishment, while making an impact in the community.

To get your group started with a volunteer project, click the link below and get registered. A Clermont County Park representative will be in touch within 5 business days to get you started. 

Group Service Form

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Long-Term Volunteers

Interested in being a Clermont County Parks volunteer? We’d love for you to join us!

First, check out the list of volunteer opportunities below to see what volunteer role(s) appeal to you.

After that, create an account and apply at our Volunteer Impact Page (VIP) by clicking the "Get Started" button below. The VIP page is where you will find volunteer opportunities, log your hours and keep up with park news. 

Finally, wait for staff will to contact you! You'll attend an orientation (lasting 30-45 minutes) at our administrative offices. Here you’ll learn more about the park, our volunteer program and receive a volunteer t-shirt. After you attend the orientation and pass any needed background checks, you will be able to start volunteering!

Get Started 


Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must fill out a application and waiver to get started. You must be 14 years of age and pass a general background check (18 and over) and must attend an information session  to get started. All are expected to exhibit respect for other volunteers, employees and park guests, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious status, age or ability.

Recording Hours

Volunteers will be asked to record hours for any work that they do to benefit Clermont County Parks, including drive time to and from their volunteer role. This helps the park district to evaluate programming and outreach, and also helps to secure grant funding for future programming.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Free logoed park volunteer shirt and name tag
  • Free logoed wide-brim hat, baseball cap or long-sleeved shirt after 6 months of volunteering for an average of 10 hours a month.
  • 30 Hours logged: you’ll receive a wide brim or baseball volunteer cap.
  • After 60 hours logged: enjoy a voucher for a free shelter rental from M-Fridays, from the date of voucher.
  • Recognition Dinner at Hartman Cabin on October 20th.
  • Park experience for those looking to go into the field
  • A great way to get involved and to meet new people

Available Volunteer Roles

Chilo Lock #34 and River Museum volunteers

Do you have a passion for history and educational outreach?

This volunteer position is stationed on the southern end of our parks and will help to greet guests and share information about the River Museum. Two-hour shift available to allow park staff to break from the museum in order to share programming with park guests. Program prep and guest interaction are two components of this position.

Hike and Walk Leaders

Lead or co-lead walks on paved trails as part of our Walk and Talks, or guide nature hikes in our parks. As a hike leader, you will be the point person, getting everyone started, counting guests and encouraging conversation. Some hike volunteers may be able to lead themed hikes based on areas of expertise.

 

Naturalist Program Assistant

Do you enjoy connecting the community with the nature?  Our naturalist team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be an extra set of hands at our summer camps, in-park programming and nature play days. Duties include helping to set up/take down activities, registering guests, engaging guests in nature exploration and supervision in experiential programs, such as hiking and creek play. Training provided.

Conservation and Restoration volunteers

Be a part of a team that has a passion for restoring and maintaining the natural areas within the park district. If you enjoy being outdoors and find satisfaction in taking action in improving local habitats, this volunteer role is for you! Opportunities include invasive plant removal, tree plantings, pollinator plot installations, trail upkeep and more. Attend twice monthly and other special conservation projects that fit your schedule. Opportunities are also available to maintain pollinator plots and rain gardens. Training provided through hands-on work days.

 

 

Outreach and Events Team

Attend festivals, events and fairs and spread the good word about Clermont County Parks! Volunteers are needed that enjoy interacting with the public at events, and are comfortable engaging in dialogue to help spread the mission, opportunities available and the direction that the park is heading. These volunteers might also assist with registration, refreshments and miscellaneous duties at special volunteeer days and events, such as the annual Pancake Breakfast, Fishing Derby and more.

Adopt-a-Trail

Adopt-a-Trail volunteers are the eyes and ears on their adopted trails. Duties will include checking for downed trees or other trail obstructions, particularly after storm events, as well as cutting back branches and other obstructions. They will also clear trail drainages. Park tools can be used, or volunteer can use their own loppers, clippers and rogue hoes.  Volunteers are not permitted to use personal chainsaws. Volunteers will submit a monthly trail report. Training is provided.

Photographer

Sometimes we get so busy doing our thing we forget to take photos – that’s where you come in!

We need photographers to help out at special events, programs and projects.  An eye for subject matter and decent camera is helpful, and social media know-how an extra bonus.

 

Disc Golf Volunteer

Help with resource management, weeding, and general course upkeep at the popular Osage Grove Disc Golf Course at Kathryn Stagge-Marr Park

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