Upcoming Opportunities


Cincinnati Nature Center hosts a variety of service opportunities specifically for volunteers ages 13-18 on weekdays and weekends. Browse our upcoming opportunities below!

If you are a current volunteer, sign up for any of these opportunities using the link below and logging in to Volgistics.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, fill out the application and you will be able to sign up for opportunities through the application.

Important information to note: 

  • Our Covid protocols require no more than 10 students in a group so spaces for each date are limited.  

  • Face masks must be worn by staff and volunteers at all times. 

  • These opportunities take place outdoors, and off-trail, so sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing are strongly recommended! 

  • If your environmental or biology club members would like to attend together as a group, please contact jgarlock@cincynature.org. We’re happy to add an additional group if staff and space are available. 

If you have any issues with the application or signing into Volgistics, contact Jeremy Garlock at jgarlock@cincynature.org.

Weekend Spotlight:

Long Branch Creek Cleanup

We're going creekin'! Help us clean up the Long Branch creek by removing all kinds of garage that has ventured downstream. This will be a one day event split into two sessions. Feel free to sign up for both sessions and stay all day.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, May 22nd 9a-11:30a

  • Saturday, May 22nd 12p-2p


Spring Cleaning Days

Join us as we take on a variety of spring cleaning tasks around the property. Tasks might include landscaping, gathering natural materials for programs, and invasive plant removal. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, May 3rd 4:30-6p

  • Monday, May 10th 4:30-6p

Wetlands Monitoring

On the northwest side of the Rowe Woods property, way off the beaten path, there is a wetland that was built because a nearby company developed on an existing wetland. This wetland was built years ago and was meant to replace the original one.

We will be exploring the wetland's history as well as its current health by examining what organisms are present.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 7th 4:30-6p

  • Friday, May 14th 4:30-6p

  • Monday, May 17th 4:30-6p

  • Monday, May 24th 4:30-6P

Community Science: Monarchs

Cincinnati Nature Center is part of a larger community science project devoted to studying monarch butterflies. Join us for a training session about monarchs and how to collect data on our assigned milkweed patch. These sessions will make you eligible to earn additional service hours through the beginning of summer. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 21st 4:30-5:30p

  • Friday, May 28th 5:30-6:30p

Image by Richard Lee