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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. 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
Forestry Project Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 05/13/2017 9:00 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
INTERN: Oral Culture Learner Food Safety Research Human Services and Public Health May - August 2017; 120 hours
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.
Staff Assistant, Juvenile Assessment Center, Justice System Volunteer Program Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 21 years old to apply. One 5 hour shift per week FRIDAY EVENINGS or Saturdays, for 6 months. For school credit - 2 5hour shifts each week.
Syringe Access Volunteer – Longmont Human Services and Public Health Nine Months, with a minimum of 6 hours per week. Must be at least 21 years old to apply.
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.
Victim/Witness Assistance Program Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 years old to apply. 8 hours/week during business hours for one year, preferably longer.
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 with adult supervision.
Wellness Coach Human Services and Public Health 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
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 18 years or older to apply.
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 minimal six month commitment. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
INTERN: Early Childhood Development Volunteer Human Services and Public Health 10-15 hours per week with a 6-month commitment; flexible schedule
INTERN: Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (TEPP) Inter Human Services and Public Health 120 hours, schedule to be negotiated
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.
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.
INTERN Client Services Advocate-Healthy Communities Human Services and Public Health This position requires a minimum 6 month commitment with opportunity to extend as agreed upon with a commitment of 8–20 hours/week. Hours are schedule during the work day to ensure staff support and supervision.
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.
Angler Host Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Three special events, between May and October. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Arraignments Assistants – Longmont & Boulder Courthouses Criminal Justice and Public Safety Must be 19 years old to apply. One 3 to 4-hour shift per week in the morning in Boulder, on Friday 1-4 in Longmont. Arraignments held in Boulder Mon-Thur between the hours of 9:00-12:00 noon (may be shortened depending on caseload). 9 mo. commitment req.
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.
Circle Ally Human Services and Public Health 4-10 Hours for Two Meetings a months for 18 Months. Must be at least 21 to apply.
Community Forestry Sort Yard Host Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 10-15 hours per month in 4-hour shifts. Must be at least 18 years of age.

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.