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Get Involved: Public Works

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Public Works Department. Volunteer today!

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You, or the organization you represent, can adopt a specific median, multi-use path, roadway, transit stop or pocket park for a period of one year (with the option to renew annually).

This option allows individuals and groups a volunteer opportunity to contribute to the beautifying of the public domain and overall community well-being. Volunteers can set their own schedule for this work. The City of Boulder will recognize participants for their contributions to keeping public property debris-free and enhancing the city’s overall aesthetics.


  • The desire to support staff by keeping the areas neat and clean
  • Sign a volunteer acknowledgement of Risk and Release and provide signed copies to staff for any additional volunteers that are recruited to assist with clean-up efforts.
  • Sign a adopt a spot volunteer application
  • Review the Volunteer Handbook and provide to participants
  • Attend an orientation training with a member of our staff
  • Be familiar with the safety hazards of this job which are stated in the agreement
  • Be our eyes and ears and report vandalism or any maintenance concerns to Public Works staff
  • Use water-wise plants (preferred)
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Report volunteer hours monthly using Count Me In Boulder.

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Rene Lopez
(303) 413-7149

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Boulder Walks - Walk Movement Leader

Boulder Walks with Older Adults: Walk Leaders is a city program that provides opportunities for neighbors to connect with each other and with local places and provides community members an active way to engage in pedestrian planning activities. Share an interest in walking, connecting with neighbors, learning about the community, and promoting health and well-being by becoming a volunteer Older Adult Walk Leader with Boulder Walks.

For questions contact Ericka Amador, city of Boulder Transportation and Mobility Senior Transportation Planner and coordinator of Boulder Walks programs at [email protected] or 720-968-1500.

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We are currently not accepting applications at this time. 


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The City of Boulder is committed to multi-modal transportation, including year-round access to bus transit. The city’s new Shovel-a-Stop Program is an effort to increase the number of bus stops cleared after each snow event. The current budget supports contractors hired by the city to clear approximately 40 high-ridership stops after snowfalls resulting in at least 2-inches of accumulation. This program aims to bolster that number with community volunteer support. Clearing bus stops helps prevent slips and falls and increases safety and accessibility for bus riders of all ages and abilities.

This program is a great opportunity for individuals, families, neighborhood groups or community organizations. 

For more information and to apply to volunteer for this program, please click here


Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Rachel McCoy
(303) 441-4099