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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
Fall Forestry Project Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/22/2018 8:30 am
National Public Lands Day Weed Pull Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 09/22/2018 9:00 am
Seed Collection Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 11/03/2018 12:30 pm

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
Volunteer Naturalist Open Space, Environment, and Gardening One Year. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman Human Services and Public Health 15 hours/month, minimum 1 year commitment. 21 years of age.
Volunteer Ranger Corps Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Patrol at least 24 hours and participate in three special assignments in a calendar year. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Academic Tutor for Aspinwall Community Human Services and Public Health Must be 18 years of age or older and Two hours per week, on one afternoon Monday-Friday, according to the BVSD academic calendar. Tutors are asked to commit to at least one semester (August-December, January-May).
Academic Tutor for Kestrel Community Human Services and Public Health Must be 18 years of age or older and Two hours per week, on one afternoon Monday-Friday, according to the BVSD academic calendar. Tutors are asked to commit to at least one semester (August-December, January-May).
Seamstress/Tailor Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Occasional meetings to discuss projects as needed.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Native Seed Garden Steward Open Space, Environment, and Gardening Commit to at least one season of stewardship (March/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.
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 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.
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.