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 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

Position Title Category Project Date
Native Seed Cleaning Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 03/13/2019 5:30 pm

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
Area Agency on Aging – Volunteer Medicare Program Administrative Assistant Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 to apply. Approximately 3-4 hours per week, weekdays during normal business hours (8am-4:00pm M-F). Minimum one year commitment.
Area Agency on Aging – Volunteer Senior Medicare Patrol Team Member Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 to apply. Approximately 2-4 hours per week, weekdays during normal business hours (8am-4:00pm M-F). Minimum one year commitment.
INTERN: Assessment Team – IMPACT Partnership Assessor Human Services and Public Health 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.
INTERN: Family Support and Life Skills Worker Intern with the Family Integration Team Human Services and Public Health Must be at least 18 years of age. MSW or BSW students wanted for 10-30 hours/week with a minimum commitment of four months. Weekly schedule established based on the needs of the intern and program.
UNPAID INTERN: Pretrial Supervision Case Assistant – Longmont Community Justice Services 20 hours per week - 9 month minimum
Graphic Arts/Illustration Special Activities Provider for Youth – Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)-Boulder Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. 1 hour per week for nine months.
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.
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.
Youth Mentor – 1 year commitment – Community Justice Services 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.
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.
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.
JET (Jail Education & Transitions) Masters Level Unpaid Intern Criminal Justice and Public Safety 20 hours per week - 12 month minimum - firm.
Medical Reserve Corps Clinical Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Varies, depending upon the emergency or event. Must be 18 years old to apply.
Area Agency on Aging – Volunteer Medicare Counselor Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 to apply. 3-4 hours per week, weekdays during normal business hours (8am-4:00pm M-F). Minimum one year commitment. Medicare Annual Open Enrollment takes place October 15 through December 7. Hours may increase, and locations will likely vary during this time.
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, 3:00-7:00 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.
Agriculture Heritage Center Tour Guide Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Lead at least four tours per year. Must be at least 14 years old.
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.
Circles Team Volunteer Human Services and Public Health 4-10 Hours per month until 12/31/19. Must be at least 21 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.