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

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Center Ambassador


Description:

This fall, Boulder Parks and Recreation will pilot a new Recreation Center Ambassador program at the North and East Boulder Recreation Centers. The goal of this program is to ensure that all members of the community feel welcomed and to provide support to our recreation center staff during our busiest times of the day.  BPR seeks to enlist volunteers who have excellent customer service experience, who love to work with the public and can volunteer during the mid morning or early evening hours. Volunteer ambassadors will assist new and existing patrons with information about our facilities, programs, and services. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.  

The selection process will include an interview and a background check.

Time Commitment:

Volunteers should be able to commit to at least four 3 hour shifts per month for a minimum of three months. Training will be provided for those who are selected. 

Documents:

To apply: https://countmein.bouldercolorado.gov/D/ParksRec/App/recreationcenterambassador

Ready to get involved?

Contact Mary Malley, Malleym@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 413-7245 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Child Care


Description:
We are looking for caring volunteers who enjoy playing with children ages 6 months to 9 years to join our childcare program. Perks include a discount on a recreation center pass. All childcare volunteer applicants are screened and go through a background check. Location: North Boulder Recreation Center and East Boulder Community Center
Time Commitment:
Commitment: One 2-hour shift per week.
Documents:

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.


Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corps


Description:
Established in 1870, Columbia Cemetery was the first permanent cemetery in the City of Boulder, Colorado. Situated on 10.5 acres at Ninth and Pleasant Streets, the cemetery is a virtual ""Whos Who"" of early Boulder--a historic, cultural, and artistic resource containing the remains of many of our citys founders and pioneers. In 1999, a cadre of professionally trained volunteers-the Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corps-was established to assist with simple grave marker repair and conservation tasks. The group has spent thousands of hours documenting, cleaning, and resetting the markers, landscaping, providing educational outreach, and performing minor repairs. Some of their skills and accomplishments include: Proper grave marker condition assessment and documentation Appropriate cleaning techniques for grave markers Safe use of appropriate equipment for moving and setting grave markers Proper excavation techniques for partially buried grave markers Resetting unstable grave markers Trimming/pruning of vegetation Research on persons buried in Columbia Cemetery Public education and outreach Photographic documentation of the grave markers and conservation work
Time Commitment:
Documents:

Ready to get involved?

Contact Caitlin Berube-Smith, berubesmithc@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 413-7232 to become a volunteer.


EXPAND


Description:
Volunteers are a vital part of the EXPAND Program. There is no need for previous experience working with people with disabilities to volunteer with EXPAND.This program matches volunteers with people with disabilities. From swimming, to bowling, to gymnastics there are numerous opportunities for volunteer and participants to work together and gain valuable experience integrating their worlds. Our volunteers are people who appreciate recreation and leisure activities and enjoy working with people. EXPAND believes that training our volunteers is a crucial part of providing a positive experience. The variety of people who volunteer for EXPAND are diverse and unique as the participants we serve and the activities we provide. Recreation and leisure opportunities benefit volunteers, staff and participants.
Time Commitment:
Documents:

Ready to get involved?

Contact Lori Goldman, GoldmanL@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 413-7256 to become a volunteer.


Park Partners


Description:

Park Partners are businesses, clubs, schools, scout groups and religious organizations that commit to volunteer for at least one Boulder Parks and Recreation project annually. Park Partners have first pick on Volunteer Projects ensuring the projects align with your organization's values or goals. Each Park Partner project is recognized on Boulder Parks and Recreation’s social media outlets - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and your organizations website is provided a link on www.BPRvolunteer.org. 

Time Commitment:

A minimum of One Volunteer Project per year. 

Ready to get involved?

Contact Cassy Bohnet, BohnetC@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-4404 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Prairie Dog Monitors


Description:

Prairie Dog Monitors observe and record Prairie Dog numbers in a specified location North of the Boulder Reservoir for 3 hours during each monitoring shift. These counts have been kept for over 10 years and help inform projects and management of the Boulder Reservoir. Volunteer must have experience using binoculars and wildlife monitoring experience is highly recommended. Volunteers will receive a free pass to the Boulder Reservoir at each shift they volunteer for. Any volunteer who signs up for 6 or more shifts receives a 4 month pass to all Boulder Recreation Centers for $15. 

Time Commitment:

Commitment to a minimum of 1 – 3 hour Prairie Dog Monitoring Shift and half hour training from 5:30AM to 6AM the morning of their first volunteer shift. Volunteers who sign up for 6 or more shifts receive a Ecovessel water bottle and discounted 4 month recreation pass for a fee of $15.00. 

Shift dates and times

Shifts will be held from 6AM to 9AM on June 18, 19 and 20; July 16, 17, and 18; and August 13,14, and 15.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Cassy Bohnet, BohnetC@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-4404 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Social Media


Description:

Social Media volunteers will work closely with Parks and Recreation's Marketing team to take high-quality images and short videos of Boulder parks and Recreation events, programs, and facilities. Volunteers must have experience capturing appealing outdoor photography, creating and editing photography for social media use, comfort approaching subjects to request permission to photograph. Photography equipment is required for this position. 

Time Commitment:

This volunteer position is driven by the time the volunteer can commit to the position, so the commitment is flexible. The volunteers and staff will work to create a feasible commitment level for the volunteer.  

 

 

Ready to get involved?

Contact Cassy Bohnet, BohnetC@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-4404 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Youth Services Initiative Coach


Description:

Community members with minimum high school or college level experience playing a sport will host coaching sessions with high school and/or middle school students from underrepresented communities participating in the “Heathier Together” Program. Volunteer Coaches will be expected to interview with Youth Services Initiative (YSI) staff to determine if their experience, skills, and schedule will match with the program schedule and goals. 

Time Commitment:

Time commitment will depend upon the availability of the volunteer and the needs of the program. Final commitment will be determined after the group meets with the volunteer.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Cassy Bohnet, BohnetC@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-4404 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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