Volunteer
Boulder County 2017 Award Winners

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 2016, approximately 6,450 volunteers donated more than 133,000 hours of their time and talents to enhance Boulder County government services and enrich the quality of life for our community.

Volunteer Annual Report

All Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

There are currently no opportunities that meet this criteria.

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
INTERN: Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Partnership Survey Support Human Services and Public Health 120 hours; enrolled in graduate-level academic program
Abert’s Squirrel Monitor Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Monitor at least once per month during April and May. Must be at least 18 years old.
INTERN: Communicable Disease Control Human Services and Public Health 120 practicum and subsequent capstone; currently enrolled in a master's level public health program
Seamstress/Tailor Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Occasional meetings to discuss projects as needed.
Head Start Childcare Volunteer – EVENINGS ONLY Human Services and Public Health Minimum commitment of 3 evening meetings (3rd Wednesdays of each month from 5:30-8pm) per semester (Aug-Dec or Jan-June). Preference will be given to volunteers who are available for 5 or more meetings during a school year. Must be at least 13 to apply.
Head Start Classroom Volunteer – WEEKDAYS, DAYTIME ONLY Human Services and Public Health Minimum commitment of 4 months or 1 semester (Sept-Dec or Jan-May), which includes a minimum commitment of 2 visits per month (1-2 hours per visit). Hours of operation: M-F from 8am-4pm. Must be at least 15 to apply.
INTERN: Family Support and Life Skills Worker Intern on the Family Integration Team Human Services and Public Health MSW or BSW students wanted for a minimum 4 month commitment with the opportunity to extend as agreed upon with a commitment of 15-30 hours per week. A weekly schedule will be established based on the needs of the intern and program.
INTERN: Assessment Team – Truancy Pilot Project Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 years of age or older. MSW student wanted for 10-20 hours/week. Must be 21 years of age or older. Days may vary, but required meetings held on Monday and Thursdays from 9-1. Work day is 8:30 – 4:30. Looking for semester or longer commitment.
Data Entry, Research and Analysis – Recidivism Study Criminal Justice and Public Safety 8-20 hrs per week, negotiable
Videographer Human Services and Public Health 40-80 hours; minimum age 18
Give-A-Break Volunteer Human Services and Public Health A minimum of three hours per week for one year. Must be at least 25 years old to apply.
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.
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.
Walker Ranch Living History Demonstrator Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Attend at least two special events per year. Must be at least 9 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.
Medicare Volunteer Counselor Human Services and Public Health Not Currently Recruiting Must be 21 to apply. 3-4 hours per week, weekdays during normal business hours (8am-4:30pm M-F). Minimum one year commitment.
Mentor- Casa de la Esperanza Human Services and Public Health Meets once a week One academic year commitment Must be aged 21 or older
Mining Museum Guide Open Space, Environment, and Gardening A few hours per month depending on museum. Must be at least 15 years old.
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, 3:00-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (middle school - Boulder), Wednesdays (middle/high school - Longmont) and/or Thursdays (high school - Boulder); additional events are held throughout the month. Must be 21 years old to apply.
Spanish-Speaking Give-A-Break Volunteer Human Services and Public Health A minimum of three hours per week for one year. Must be at least 25 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 One year; twice a year. Must be at least 12 years old.
Agriculture Heritage Center Tour Guide Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Lead at least four tours per year. Must be at least 14 years old.
Community Protection Volunteer Assistant – DA’s office Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. 4 to 24 hours per month. A one-year commitment is required.
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.
Circle Ally Human Services and Public Health 4-10 Hours for Two Meetings a months for 18 Months. Must be at least 25 to apply.
Cultural Program Educator Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Assist with 3 programs per year. Must be at least 14 years old.

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.