The City of Green is always looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of projects. From park clean-up to outreach programs, residents can make a difference in their community! In addition, the City aims to link volunteers with local organizations looking for volunteer assistance.

City of Green Volunteer Opportunities

  • Park Ambassador Program. A volunteer-driven organization of committed community members who assist with Parks & Recreation Division services, special events, programs, and advocacy for the City of Green. Learn more.
    • Park Clean-up.  The City is looking for residents or groups to assist in trash pick up in our parks. This is an ongoing opportunity for anyone interested in helping keep our parks clean.
    • Special Event Volunteers. At each of our special events throughout the year, there are always volunteers needed to assist with a variety of tasks.
    • Senior Program Volunteers. Looking for individuals to help set up our on-going senior events - Knit for the Needy and Senior Game Day.
  • City of Green Committees and Task Forces. Serve as a member on one of the City of Green's committees or task forces.
    • Green Drug Task Force. The Green Drug Task Force is always looking for members to assist with a variety of outreach programs to prevent drug abuse. Learn more about the Green Drug Task Force.
    • Living Green Task Force. The Living Green Task Force is a group of volunteers and city staff that champion strategies to protect our environmental, social and economic resources. Interested in helping to develop initiatives and programs that encourage the city, residents, business and civic organizations to live sustainable. Please email Sarah Haring, Community Development Administrator for more information.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Citizens for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity strives to promote, encourage and celebrate a community where all feel welcome and included.

Group Volunteering

Boy Scout, Girl Scout, youth groups, businesses, etc. interested in doing a service project or day of volunteering, please email the Group Volunteering coordinator.

Green vs Put-In-Bay vs Portage Park District

The Garlic Mustard War - May 7, 2022


Join the City of Green Saturday, May 7, anytime between 8:30 am and 12 pm as we take on the Put-In-Bay Township Park District/Lake Erie Conservancy, and Portage County Park District in the second annual Garlic Mustard War. Grab your gardening gloves and join the Parks Division in an effort to remove the most invasive vegetation from Southgate Park. This fun and family-friendly event is ideal for individuals and groups who enjoy working outdoors and want to preserve, protect and help recover local ecosystems.

The City’s environmental partner, EnviroScience, will be at Southgate Park, 5300 Massillon Road, on Saturday, May 7 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm  to help lead us to victory. EnviroScience will provide a brief training on how to identify and remove garlic mustard and other invasive species at 8:15 am and throughout the morning. 

What is Garlic Mustard?

Garlic mustard is an invasive species of vegetation that is not native to North America. It can destroy local ecosystems by stealing nutrients and space from native species of plants. The removal of garlic mustard has led to increased diversity of native species.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers should wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts; bring garden gloves, bug spray, and if necessary, sunscreen.   The city will provide water and snacks for all volunteers as well as trash bags to place the garlic mustard. 

Date & Time

Saturday, May 7
8:30 am - 12 pm

Location & Parking

Boettler Park Pavilion | 5300 Massillon Road

Registration Required

Register or call 330-896-6621