Volunteer Registration

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with us! As our mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship, we warmly welcome any & all who wish to join our CGC community. Whether you are a novice or experienced gardener, there is a place for you here to get involved!

REGISTER HERE to become a volunteer.

Please email volunteer@civicgardencenter.org or call (513)-221-0981 with any questions.


Volunteer Safety Protocol

We consider the safety of our volunteers our upmost priority at all times. In response to Civic-19, we have developed a new volunteer safety protocol which will be enforced during all volunteer events. Volunteer events will adhere to CDC guidelines and will follow all safety recommendations outlined by the State of Ohio. See our full list of safety protocols: 2020 CGC Safety Protocol.


Community Garden Workdays 

These events take place Friday and Saturday mornings, 9am-11:30pm as scheduled. Please check out our calendar to see a full list of upcoming workdays. RSVP HERE!  

Join us in supporting our network of 70+ Community Gardens throughout the region.  Volunteers will assist in planting, weeding, harvesting, pruning, and other garden related projects.

Hauck Botanic Garden Workdays

These events take place every other Friday from 9am-11:30am. Check out our calendar to register for upcoming workdays. RSVP HERE!

Led by our Horticulturalist Greg Torres, learn first hand what it takes to care for a botanic garden in the middle of an urban landscape. Volunteers will assist in planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, cleaning-out beds, and any other garden related tasks that arise.

Treeforestation: Forest Restoration Project

The CGC has partnered with Walnut Hills High School, Cincinnati Parks, and the Evanston Community Council to restore 10 acres of forest directly adjacent to Walnut Hills High School. Volunteer will assist in removing invasive species, establishing a trail system, and replanting native plants, shrubs, and tree.

Location: Walnut Hills High School (3250 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45207). Park on Sulsar Ave and we’ll gather at the trailhead directly across from the school entrance.

Spring 2020 Volunteer Workday Dates: 

No events are currently scheduled, stay tuned as we will be getting back to it very soon!

The Dirt Crew

Our dependable, amazing Dirt Crew volunteers are here every Wednesday mornings from 9-11:30am, and always conclude with a group lunch in our library. If you’re available on Wednesdays, come get your hands dirty and enjoy the fellowship. We are not currently accepting new Dirt Crew members.

Compost Kids Program

Weekly programs are on Tuesday mornings (8:30 to noon) September & October. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Ellie Falk at 513-221-0981.

The Green Learning Station Program

Weekly programs are Wednesday and Thursday mornings (8:30am-12:30 pm) in September & October. If you’re interested in learning more about this program, please contact Kylie Johnson at 513-221-0981.

Front Desk Reception

For those who prefer helping us out indoors, we have availability for working our front desk. Duties include greeting visitors, answering the phone and gift shop point of sale. The benefits are meeting lots of wonderful, like-minded gardeners and learning a whole lot about the many programs we offer at the Civic Garden Center! Shifts are from 9am -12pm or 12:30-4pm. Let us know if you’re interested!

The Plant Sale

Held the first weekend in May, The Plant Sale is our largest event here at the CGC. We will need TONS of volunteers for this event, for that weekend and leading up to it.

Young Professional Green Team (YPGT)

YPGT will meet monthly and engage in volunteer work, learning lectures & workshops, and happy hours and other social activities.This group exists to create a community of both beginner and experienced gardeners- to connect and educate young professionals about gardening and environmental conservation. To sign up or get more info, contact Sam Settlemyre at volunteer@civicgardencenter.org

No YP events are currently scheduled.


Already a Volunteer? Record Your Volunteer Hours!

 Please click here to record your volunteer work hours.  Click here to print volunteer Hours Log, please turn this form in at our front desk.

The CGC tracks the number of hours that our volunteers work. We use these hours in grant writing and reporting.


For any additional information on volunteering, please contact us at:

 volunteer@civicgardencenter.org or call (513)-221-0981