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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 or check out the seasonal breakdown of opportunities here!

Current Volunteers

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

Become a Volunteer

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.

Maple Clean Up

The maple trees are done producing good sap for syrup, so it's time to take everything down until next year. We will be cleaning up some of the mapling equipment including buckets, tubes, and spiels. 

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, March 7th from 4:30-6:30p

Willow Work

A Prominent feature in our Nature Playscape is the Willow Tree Tunnel. Each year we maintenance this tunnel and work to expand and build upon what's already a part of this living structure.

Come learn about living structures and help grow living walls, chairs, and domes!

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, March 4th from 10:30a-12p

  • Wednesday, March 1st from 4:30-6p

  • Wednesday, March 8th from 4:30-6p

The Herbarium Project

The youth volunteer team will be helping build an 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 pictures are 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

  • Saturday, March 11th from 10:30a-1p Collecting

  • Saturday, March 18th from 10:30-1p Collecting

  • Wednesday, March 15th from 4:30-6p Mounting

  • Wednesday, March 22nd from 4:30-6p Mounting

Native Habitat Restoration

Fight against non-native aggressive species by learning how to identify and remove plants causing our woods the most trouble.

Over the coming weeks below, our primary focus will be on garlic mustard and bittersweet vine.


Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, March 26th from 10a-1p

  • Sunday, April 9th from 10a-1p

  • Sunday, April 16th from 10a-1p

  • Sunday, April 23rd from 10a-1p

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 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

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