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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. A list of all current volunteer opportunities is found below. Available unpaid internships are included in the list, and will include the word “Intern” in the title. You can also look for opportunities in these areas:

Specific Programs

Learn more about specific volunteer programs.

Annual Report

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.

All Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Position Title Category Project Date
Native Seed Collection Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/23/2017 10:00 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
Help the DA’s Office with Consumer Concerns – Community Protection unit Criminal Justice and Public Safety 8 hours per week for at least one year. Significant training involved. Min age: 25
INTERN: Substance Abuse Intervention/Syringe Access Intern Human Services and Public Health 20 hours per week for at least 6 months; commitment of 9-12 months is preferred, with the potential to continue assignment longer than 12 months. Some ability to structure own schedule; may require some evening hours. Ideal candidate is currently enrolled in a Master's level counseling or social work program.
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.
Become a Youth Mentor – Community Justice Services Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 years old to apply. 2-3 hours/week for at least one year.
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.
Special Projects/Women’s Jail Education – Boulder Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. 4-8 hours per week, flexible days or evenings for a minimum 9-month commitment.
Victim Advocate – On Scene Criminal Justice and Public Safety The advocate must be willing to make a one-year commitment to the program, to attend monthly support meetings and be on-call one week per month, during an assigned shift. Applicants must be at least 21-years-old.
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.
Volunteer Naturalist Open Space, Environment, and Gardening One Year. Must be at least 18 years of age.
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
OASOS Facilitator (LGBTIQQ youth support) Human Services and Public Health Two nights (6-8 hours) per month for one year. Must be at least 21 years of age 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.
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 with adult supervision.
Bilingual 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 preferred.
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.

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.