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Volunteer

Boulder County Volunteer Opportunities

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Before considering volunteering, ask yourself: Am I well enough to volunteer?

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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
Pandemic Exercise Human Services and Public Health 05/12/2020 8:00 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
INTERN: Bullying Prevention Human Services and Public Health Summer and fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semesters (s) with flexible, single semester option available.
Agricultural Heritage Center Livestock Caretaker Open Space, Environment, and Gardening One hour shift per week or more. Must be at least 14 years old with adult supervision.
Food Distributors for Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center Human Services and Public Health 2 times per month for 2 hours
Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Produce Delivery Volunteer Human Services and Public Health 5 hours/week for 20 weeks from late May through mid-October
Knitting or Crocheting Instructor Human Services and Public Health 2-4 hours per month; groups are held 5:30-7:30pm on Thursdays
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 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.
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.
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 Five to six hours per month, depending on museum. Must be at least 15 years old.
Native Seed Garden Steward Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Commit to at least one season of stewardship (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.