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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special Event volunteers will assist with set-up, tear-down, crafts, activities and information booths for events held by and at Clermont County Parks. This is a fun role that engages guests of all ages!
To acquire, plan, develop, program and maintain park property in the county for residents and nonresidents alike. To secure the preservation of open space and places of scenic or historic value.