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Boulder County Volunteer Opportunities

Boulder County government has a wide range of one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities depending on your areas of interest.

Detailed Annual Update

Thank you to all the individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses who volunteer for county programs. In 2019, approximately 5,660 volunteers donated more than 135,305 hours of their time and talents to enhance Boulder County government services and enrich the quality of life for our community.

Boulder County Volunteers Recognized During National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 17-23), Boulder County commissioners recognized seven volunteers who made noteworthy contributions during COVID-19 and awarded each of the seven programs $900. Volunteer managers countywide were invited to nominate volunteers, and a selection committee chose the following seven to be recognized for their contributions and awarded funding:

Leonard Sitongia

Mobility for All Technology Ambassador Program –Mobility for All (M4A) Ambassador

Marlene Carvalho

Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice – Restorative Justice Facilitator

Beverly Haller

Housing and Human Services – Independent Living Programs

Patty Sandoval

HHS Kestrel Housing – Yoga Instructor

Tom Peeples

Boulder County Parks and Open Space – Volunteer Ranger Corps.

Brande Charnoff

Boulder County Parks and Open Space – 4-H Volunteer Leader

Ken Lenarcic

Public Works – Volunteer Hazardous Materials Specialist

All Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Position Title Category Project Date
Native Seed Collection Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 08/23/2022 9:00 am
National Public Lands Day – Cal-wood Fire Tree Planting Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/24/2022 9:00 am
National Public Lands Day – Native Seed Collection Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/24/2022 9:00 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
Healthy Food Access Driver Human Services and Public Health Mondays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. year-round, as Volunteer's Schedule Permits
INTERNSHIP-GENERATIONS Cohort Leader Human Services and Public Health 10-20 hours/week (Flexible, dependent upon needs of youth, intern, and supervisor)
GENERATIONS Volunteer Human Services and Public Health 3-4 hours/week, 3:30-7p.m. once/twice a week in Boulder and/or Longmont
Agricultural Heritage Center Livestock Caretaker Open Space, Environment, and Gardening One consistent feeding shift per week for at least 12 weeks from late March and early November. Must be at least 14 years old with adult supervision.
Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman Human Services and Public Health 15 hours/month, minimum 1 year commitment. 21 years of age.
Victim Advocate – Outreach Criminal Justice and Public Safety On-Scene Advocates make a one-year commitment to the program to attend monthly support and training meetings and commit to one shift (1 week) per month. Shifts are Days, Weeknights, and Weekends. Volunteers respond to the scene of crime and/or trauma to provide crisis intervention and resources. A 40 hour training will be held in April.
Wellness Leader/Coach Human Services and Public Health Classes meet weekly for six to eight weeks. Each class meets from one to two and a half hours each. Volunteers must attend a program specific training, occasional volunteer meetings and an annual training on elder rights. One-year commitment to teach at least one six- or eight-week workshop. Must be at least 21 to apply.
Left Hand Outdoor Challenge Program Leader Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Attend at least 50 percent of all activities from September through May. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Medical Reserve Corps Clinical Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Varies, depending upon the emergency or event. Must be 18 years old to apply.
Respite & Companion Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Approximately 2 hrs/week for a minimum six month commitment. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
Adopt-a-County Road Program Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Two year commitment. Pick up litter at least twice a year. Must be at least 12 years old.
Community Service Case Assistant, Community Justice Services – Longmont or Boulder Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. 8-32 hours per week for 1 year or more. Scheduling flexibility available during office hours Monday-Friday.

Policies

All volunteers need to review Boulder County’s Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

Boulder County supports infants at work when feasible, so please inquire with the volunteer coordinator if you are a new parent considering a volunteer opportunity.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

United Way’s Volunteer Connection provides an online, searchable database which includes hundreds of different types of volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits and local government agencies. Local nonprofits and other local government agencies may post their volunteer opportunities directly on their own websites as well.