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Volunteer

Public Health Volunteers

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 2019, approximately 5,660 volunteers donated more than 135,305 hours of their time and talents to enhance Boulder County government services and enrich the quality of life for our community.

Boulder County Volunteers Recognized During National Volunteer Week

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 18-24), Boulder County commissioners recognized seven volunteers who made noteworthy contributions during COVID-19 and awarded each of the seven programs $900. Volunteer managers countywide were invited to nominate volunteers, and a selection committee chose the following seven to be recognized for their contributions and awarded funding:

Ruth Dombrowski

Housing & Human Services Department – Kestrel Community Gardens

Anne Janicki

Parks & Open Space Department, Extension – Boulder County 4-H Dog Program

Laura Roberts

District Attorney’s Office – Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice

Maria ‘Betsy’ Ames

Community Services Department – Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Liz Kellogg

Parks & Open Space Department – Plant Ecology Monitoring Program

Erin Angel

Housing & Human Services Department – Casa de la Esperanza

Arly Kamholtz

Community Services Department – Community Justice Services (CJS)

All Volunteer Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Position Title Category Project Date
Fire Followers Bioblitz Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 07/18/2021 9:00 pm
Fire Followers Bioblitz Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 08/15/2021 9:00 pm
Fire Followers Bioblitz Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/12/2021 9:00 pm
Fire Followers Bioblitz Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 10/03/2021 9:00 pm

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
INTERN: Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) Program Intern Human Services and Public Health 16-20 hours/week, August 2021 through May 2022
INTERN: GENERATIONS Leadership Cohort Human Services and Public Health 5-7 hours/week; August 2021 - May 2022; Intern Orientation & Youth Retreat will be held in the beginning of August 2021
Victim Advocate – Outreach Criminal Justice and Public Safety On-Scene Advocates make a one-year commitment to the program to attend monthly support and training meetings and commit to one shift (1 week) per month. Shifts are Days, Weeknights, and Weekends. Volunteers respond to the scene of crime and/or trauma to provide crisis intervention and resources. A 40 hour training will be held in April.
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.
Left Hand Outdoor Challenge Program Leader Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Attend at least 50 percent of all activities from September through May. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Medical Reserve Corps Clinical Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Varies, depending upon the emergency or event. Must be 18 years old to apply.
Respite & Companion Volunteer Human Services and Public Health Not Currently Recruiting Approximately 2 hrs/week for a minimum six month commitment. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 21 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.
Sorry, but all parks and trails are currently adopted.

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.