Volunteer

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 2018, approximately 5,811 volunteers donated more than 130,696 hours of their time and talents to enhance Boulder County government services and enrich the quality of life for our community.

Detailed Calendar Year 2018 Report

All Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Position Title Category Project Date
Fall Forestry Project Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/21/2019 9:00 am
Oxeye Daisy Pull Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/21/2019 9:00 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
Volunteer Naturalist Open Space, Environment, and Gardening One Year. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Knitting or Crocheting Instructor Human Services and Public Health 2-4 hours per month; groups are held 5:30-7:30pm on Thursdays
Area Agency on Aging – Volunteer Class Leader, Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) Course Human Services and Public Health Approximately 3 ½ hours, one day per week for six weeks. Once or twice a year, for at least one year.
Harm Reduction Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Must be able to work one or preferably two 6 hour shifts per week from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., preferably on Oct 21st-23rd, Nov 18th-20th and Dec 5th-6th.
Area Agency on Aging – Volunteer Nutrition Program Driver Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 to apply. 2 hours per week, Saturdays. July through October commitment. Choose one shift or more.
UNPAID INTERN: Pretrial Supervision Case Assistant – Longmont Community Justice Services 20 hours per week - 9 month minimum
Youth Mentor – 1 year commitment – Training October 1 Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Human Services and Public Health Must be at least 21 years old to apply. 2-3 hours/week for at least one year after being matched with a youth.
Restorative Justice Facilitator Criminal Justice and Public Safety One-year commitment, attend a 40 hour training, monthly support meetings. Must be at least 21-years-old.
Robotics Volunteers for Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center Human Services and Public Health Minimum of 2 hours per week per semester (fall, spring or summer) to maximum of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Shrub Browse Monitor Open Space, Environment, and Gardening October 2019 through January 2020, 4 to 8 hours per month. Must be at least 18 years of age.
INTERN: Juvenile Assessment Center Staff Assistant – Boulder Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. Two 5 hour shifts per week including FRIDAY EVENINGS or weekends, for 9-12 months. Unpaid internship.
Victim Advocate – Outreach Criminal Justice and Public Safety The advocate makes a one-year commitment to the program, to attend monthly support meetings, and commits to an average of four to six hours of victim outreach per month. Applicants must be at least 21-years-old.
Wellness Coach Human Services and Public Health Not Currently Recruiting 6-8 week classes, 2-2.5 hrs/wk., 2 times per year, 1-year commitment. Must be at least 21 to apply.
Medical Reserve Corps Clinical Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Varies, depending upon the emergency or event. Must be 18 years old to apply.
Mentor- Casa de la Esperanza Human Services and Public Health Meets once a week One academic year commitment Must be aged 21 or older
Native Seed Garden Steward Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Commit to at least one season of stewardship (March/April – September/October). Must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
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.
Foster Family Helper Human Services and Public Health Flexible Hours based on need (estimate 3 – 6 hours a week). Days of the week and hours will be chosen by volunteer to accommodate his/her schedule and to meet the unique needs of the foster family. Must be at least 18 years of age.
GENESISTER Advocate Human Services and Public Health 3-4 hours/week, 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Boulder and Longmont). Other weeknights/weekends as needed for additional events. Must be 21 years old to apply.
Academic Tutors for Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center Human Services and Public Health Minimal of 2 hours per week per semester (fall, spring or summer) to maximum of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 15 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.
Adopt-a-Trail or Park Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Two year commitment. Pick up litter at least four times a year.
Breaking Barriers Co-Leader for Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center Human Services and Public Health July 31st – August 4th, August 7th – 11th. 8AM – 1PM. Must be at least 21 years old to apply.

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

Foothills 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.