How To Volunteer

How to Volunteer for Ohio River Sweep 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, safety concerns for the Coordinators and Volunteers prohibit the large groups of volunteers that the Ohio River Sweep typically hosts, so the Ohio River Sweep has introduced Mini-Sweeps. Mini-Sweeps provide an opportunity for small groups to make a big impact on waterways in their community. Mini-Sweep participants choose the date and location of their Mini-Sweep and the Ohio River Sweep provides support and supplies to hold a socially-distanced clean-up event. Mini-Sweeps may occur anytime between May 1 and October 31.

Mini-Sweeps should be conducted in small groups and allow for social-distancing practices. Mini-Sweeps must be conducted in compliance with current state and local COVID-19 mandates. Mini-Sweep organizers will need to:

  1. Select a Date
  2. Select a Location (local parks are often great spots to clean!)
  3. Arrange Trash Disposal (call your local garbage service provider if you have more trash than you can safely carry out yourself)
  4. Recruit Volunteers
  5. Request Supplies
  6. Sign the Waiver
  7. Attend your Mini-Sweep
  8. Send a post Mini-Sweep Report

If you are interested in organizing a Mini-Sweep, contact Nick Callahan at 513-231-7719 ext. 102.