Parks & Open Space Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer collecting native seeds in a field

Parks & Open Space Volunteer Opportunities

Wild Work One-Time Opportunities

Join a Wild Work volunteer project. These projects are one-time and require no other commitment.

Position Title Location Project Date
Seed Cleaning Party

Ron Stewart Parks & Open Space Building

03/05/2024 1:00 pm

Currently Recruiting Ongoing Opportunities

These opportunities are currently recruiting and require an ongoing commitment.

Position Title Time Commitment & Minimum Age Application or Registration Deadline
Altona School Volunteer Minimum commitment of three field trip programs or open houses per year. Volunteers must be at least 14.
Mining Museum Guide Approximately 6 to 8 hours per month, depending on museum. New volunteers must attend a training. Must be at least 15 years old.
Native Seed Garden Steward Commit to at least one season of stewardship (April – October). Must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. 04/10/2024
Adopt-a-County Road Program Two year commitment. Pick up litter at least twice a year. Must be at least 12 years old.

Volunteer Descriptions

See the full list of ongoing volunteer opportunities, including those currently not recruiting.

Group Volunteer Projects

Is your group, club, business, or team looking for a volunteer project on open space? Then consider a Custom Group Volunteer Project or the Partnership Program.

Volunteers on open space

Custom Group Volunteer Projects

Get your team out of the office and into the open spaces by scheduling a custom group volunteer project. Half or full day projects can be created for groups of 8-40 volunteers.

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Partnership Program

We are forming alliances with businesses and organizations to build a community-based stewardship ethic for the preservation and care of our open space, parks and trails.

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Eagle Scout Projects

If you are an Eagle Scout interested in completing your service project with Parks & Open Space, please complete the project inquiry form.

Volunteer Report

Each year, volunteer projects and programs attract a diversity of people, creating a community of empowered and educated residents. Our volunteers get hands-on opportunities in land stewardship and public education.

Involving volunteers makes our department stronger and more productive. Volunteers are an integral part of a thriving community and they make a tremendous impact on the quality of life in Boulder County.
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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.

Native Seed Volunteers

Volunteers cleaning and preparing native seeds

KGNU recently highlighted the native seed program and the important contributions from volunteers. Native seeds increase the chance for successful long term restoration of a disturbed area and the program would not exist without the help from volunteers. Learn More

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