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.

Herb Wall - Gardening and Landscape Work

The historic Herb Wall garden needs some young green thumbs to help maintain, weed, water, and maintain the restoration work done over the past couple decades. Each Tuesday in the summer, we will meet with Jan Doherty to learn a little more about the restoration work she has done and then we'll get our hands dirty in the garden.


Watering opportunities will be available for you to earn hours on your own time.  

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, June 7th from 9-11a

  • Tuesday, June 14th from 9-11a

  • Tuesday, June 21st from 9-11a

  • Tuesday, June 28th from 9-11a


Trail Team Orientation

Last year, three youth volunteers, Abby Riddle, Pierce Bruner, and Ben Werdmann, helped develop the program that came to be called Trail Team. Trail Team is a ranger lite program designed around engaging guests in a casual and fun way. 

Members of Trail Team will learn how to assist guests with dipping in Matt's Pond as a main portion of the job, but your other duties might change depending on the day you are working.

Visitor Experience Manager, Anne Robinson, and I will be hosting an orientation for this program in June. The orientation will be required to participate in Trail Team. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, June 12th from 10a-11p

The Herbarium Project

The youth volunteer team will be helping build a herbarium for research purposes at CNC. Herbariums are basically a library of plants that can be found in a specific location.


We are going to be picking flowers/plants from around the woods and mounting them in a way so that all parts of the plant are visible. The picture is an example of what we will be doing. It's more of an art than a science.


The days will be split between collecting plants and mounting plants. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, June 19th 10:30a-1p Collecting

  • Sunday, June 26th 10:30a-1p Mounting


Important information to note: 

  • 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.