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Volunteer for OSMP

Volunteer for OSMP

City of Boulder, Open Space and Mountain Parks Volunteer Program

One-Day Service Learning Volunteer Opportunities

Project volunteers participate in one-day or multi-day, on-the-ground service learning projects. Volunteer opportunities are available to corporations, schools, organizations, youth groups and colleges. Developed from work group priorities, OSMP offers: restoration, trail building, agriculture, ditch maintenance, vegetation management, forestry projects, seed collections. We look forward to working with you!

Register for One-Day Projects.

Project Request Form

On-Going Volunteer Opportunities

Program volunteers assist the department annually in carrying out its mission and goals by committing to seasonal and long term assignments. Program volunteers are Trail Guides/Park Patrollers, Raptor and Bat Wildlife Monitors, Rare Plant Monitors, Volunteer Naturalists who lead interpretative hikes, Flagstaff Nature Center Hosts, and more. Become a program volunteer today and join an esteemed team of volunteers that are essential to the success of these programs.

View the programs we are offering and fill out an application.

City-Wide Volunteer Opportunities

In recognition of the benefits of community involvement and engagement, and in coordination with the City of Boulder’s broader volunteer initiatives. Open Space and Mountain Parks is a member of the City of Boulder Volunteer Cooperative and offers several year-round volunteer opportunities to community members and organizations looking to give back in meaningful ways.

City-Wide Volunteer Cooperative 

Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Volunteer Services provides programs, projects, and events to community members and organizations year-round. OSMP connects with the community through offering many opportunities for people to give back to the land in meaningful ways. OSMP’s Volunteer Coordinators appreciate your dedication and commitment from the community. Thank you for becoming a volunteer!

Count Me In Boulder - Register Here! 

To register for a one-day volunteer group project, click the provided tab below. Count Me In Boulder is a citywide volunteer coordination and event management database. The cloud-based system will save staff members, volunteers and patrons time and energy with intuitive features like automated hour tracking, self-reported site visits with impact-related measures, eLearning, activity registration, highly customizable reporting, world class training and support, and more.


Service Enterprise Certification logo We are pleased to announce that OSMP volunteer services programs and projects as part of the City of Boulder Volunteer Cooperative have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. To earn this honor, Volunteer Cooperative staff completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and consulting, extensive internal planning and change to better integrate volunteers in our day-to-day operations. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, OSMP and the Volunteer Cooperative is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.

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