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 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
Zero Waste Champion for Boulder County Fair Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Oxeye Daisy Pull Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 08/03/2019 9:00 am
Native Seed Garden Needs Open Space, Environment, and Gardening 08/10/2019 9:00 am

Ongoing Opportunities

Position Title Category Time Commitment & Minimum Age
INTERN: Breastfeeding-Friendly Environments Human Services and Public Health 8-12 hours/week; 8-10 weeks total
INTERN: Oil and Gas Regulatory and Policy Support Human Services and Public Health 10-15 hours/week
INTERN: Climate and Health Research Human Services and Public Health 10-15 hours/week
INTERN: GENESIS Intern Human Services and Public Health Fall Semester 2019
Area Agency on Aging – Volunteer Nutrition Program Driver Human Services and Public Health Must be 21 to apply. 2 hours per week, Saturdays. July through October commitment. Choose one shift or more.
Children’s Garden Assistant for Kestrel Community Human Services and Public Health Must be at least 18 years of age. Mondays, 3:30pm – 5:00 p.m.; April – August (may assist weekly, biweekly, or monthly)
Summer Program (Breaking Barriers) Assistant for Kestrel Community Human Services and Public Health Must be at least 18 years of age. June 5 – August 7; Wednesdays afternoons, 12:30pm – 5:30pm; (Excluding July 3rd and July 10th)
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.
INTERN: Harm Reduction Specialist Human Services and Public Health 8-16 hours/week, intern is expected to complete the practicum (120 hours) as well as the capstone (60 hours), starting in fall 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.