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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.
Monthly visits to the adopted area (weekly for RTD stops) are required.
Your visit could include a visual inspection of the area up to maintenance on the area that includes any of the following (if applicable):
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.
The time commitment will depend on the amount of snow that falls this winter, tools participants have available and size of the bus stop adopted. Typically, the annual snow season lasts from October to May. Program participants should plan to clear their adopted bus stop after each snow event with 2-inches of accumulation or more, within 24 hours after snow stops falling (view the NOAA tracker)
Summary: Our volunteer program appreciates volunteer support to Public Works staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
Benefits of volunteering:
Dress Code: Layered clothing and protection from sun, (hat, sunscreen) as well as closed toed shoes. Work gloves are desirable.
Date: Summer 2021
Time Commitment: Approx. 4 hours