Scroll down to see volunteer programs accepting applications, organized by department within the City of Boulder and then alphabetical by volunteer role.
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Help us with event set up, take down, welcoming and more at the 7th Annual Bee Boulder Festival! This event is part of Pollinator Appreciation Month and One Book One Boulder: Climate Crisis. Get inspired to?create positive action to support pollinators,?biodiversity, and the environment.
When: Saturday, September 18th, 2021. Volunteering 8:00am-3:30 pm. Festival 10am-2pm.
Where: At Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd, next to the Boulder Farmers Market and the Glenn Huntington Bandshell.
Shifts are 2-2.5 hours long. Volunteers are welcome to volunteer for multiple shifts, if you'd like! To see specific shift times, go to the Calendar in the blue bar across the top of your screen and find the event on Saturday, September 18th.
Partner with an English language learner for three hours per week to help them advance in their literacy skills. Adult Literacy Tutors must:
Commit to 3 hours of tutoring a week for at least 6 months.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Housing and Human Services Department. Volunteer today!
The COVID Recovery Center (CRC) is set up to provide people experiencing homelessness with a place to recover and rest. People experiencing homelessness don’t have places to rest or isolate and, therefore, can’t follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health guidelines. The CRC fills this gap.
COVID CRC volunteers: These volunteers assist at the site, provide food, laundry, direction and general support to clients. All shifts are at the CRC at 3485 Stanford Ct, Boulder, CO 80305.
Shifts are 4 hours at the CRC.
Contact Lenora Schlosser, firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply online to become a volunteer.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Open Space Mountain Parks Department. Visit www.volunteerosmp.org today!
OSMP Trail Guide volunteers enhance and promote positive visitor experiences by providing visitors with information on recreation, natural and cultural history, safety, regulations and more. Trail Guides assist visitors in need and serve as extra eyes and ears on the OSMP system while they are out hiking on the system.
Commitment: Trail Guides serve flexible self-scheduled hours. They complete 2 to 4 hikes per month for 1 year, with an option to renew upon successfully fulfilling service. See application for fall 2021 training dates. Annual update meeting is usually scheduled in the Fall with other optional trainings offered throughout the year.
Have a green thumb and experience germinating seeds? We’re looking for gardeners to support self-isolating older adults to grow native plants from seed using a kit provided to the seniors by Small Gardens, Big Change. These seedlings will be collected in the fall and planted by the community to expand pollinator habitat. Not only will you help support the transformation of Boulder into a pollinator haven, you will provide a connection to older adults during this time of uncertainty. All volunteering is done remotely to keep folks safe. Want to help out, but don’t feel like you’re an expert gardener? Don’t worry - horticulturists from Colorado State University and the Butterfly Pavilion will provide guidance throughout the process.
Learn more about the Small Gardens, Big Change program. This is a pilot program and your experience will help to shape the expansion of this program to provide the plant materials needed to create pollinator pathways throughout the city.
Mentors will check in with their partners for approximately 30 minutes weekly. Mentors can work with up to ten seniors, depending on their availability.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Public Works Department. Volunteer today!
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):