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Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

At this time Parks and Recreation has canceled all volunteer opportunities for groups due to the Boulder County stay at home order that went into place on March 25, 2020 until April 17, 2020. 

We are working to identify ways our community can give back to our Parks while staying healthy and safe. Please check back weekly to see if any opportunities for individuals are available.

If you would like us to contact you to set up a volunteer opportunity later this summer, please fill out a volunteer request form below. We will contact anyone who has requested a program once we are able.

 

Learn more about volunteer opportunities throughout our state now at Help Colorado

 

If you are healthy and would like to help respond to the Covid-19 situation, you can volunteer at the City of Boulder's Covid Response Center at the East Boulder Community Center. Learn more and sign up on . 

 

Learn more about the current status of Covid-19 in Boulder County at Boulder County Public Health.

 

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HOW DO I GIVE BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS? 

We offer multiple volunteer programs for community members who want to give back throughout the year. 
Note: When you are ready to apply and learn more, create your Count Me In! account to fill out the application.

  • Child Care Provider 
  • Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corp Member
  • EXPAND Program Volunteer
  • Park Partner
  • Social Media Guru
  • Youth Services Initiative Coach

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Community Service

The following locations accept community service volunteers including students who have service requirements and people who must complete court-ordered community service.

Flatirons Golf Course, 5706 Arapahoe Ave.

Job Description: Light labor and general maintenance
Hours:  Monday - Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Bus route access:   Close
Contact:   Jake Jacobs, Golf Superintendent, 303-570-6646

Downtown Municipal Complex Area

Job Description:   Performs general urban parks maintenance duties such as trash removal, litter pick up, weeding, flower/shrub bed maintenance, vandalism repair, and minor repair of buildings and structures using a variety of hand tools.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from March through September, times/days outside of this are possible if approved.
Contact:  John Falkenberg, 303-817-6444
Bus route access: Close

Pearl Street Mall

Job Description: Performs general maintenance duties such as trash removal, litter pick up, weeding, flower/shrub bed maintenance, vandalism repair using a variety of hand tools.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to noon from March through September, times/days outside of this are possible if approved.
Contact: Josh Benedict [email protected]
Bus route access: Close

Major Park Sites, including East Boulder Comm. Park, Foothills Comm. Park, Harlow Platts Comm. Park, North Boulder Rec Center, Valmont City Park

Job Description: Performs general urban parks maintenance duties such as trash removal, litter pick up, weeding, flower/shrub bed maintenance, vandalism repair, and minor repair of buildings and structures using a variety of hand tools.
Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March through September, times/days outside of this are possible if approved.
Contact:

Bus route access: Most sites are close.

Boulder Reservoir 

Job Description:    Performs general maintenance duties such as trash removal, weeding, flower/shrub bed maintenance, boat repair, and minor repair of buildings and structures using a variety of hand tools. Also opportunities may exist to help with various events. 
Hours:  Friday - Tuesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round.
Contact:  Matt Soderberg, 303-704-9164 soderbergm @bouldercolorado.gov
Bus route access:  None

Urban Parks - Entire City of Boulder park system

Job Description:  Mainly performs general urban parks maintenance duties such as trash removal, litter pick up, vandalism repair, and minor repair of buildings and structures using a variety of hand tools.
Hours:  7 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March through September, times/days outside of this are possible if approved.
Contact:  Dennis Warrington, [email protected]

Urban Resources - Boulder Natural Areas, Parks and Boulder Reservoir

Job Description: Mainly performs weed management tasks in natural areas including weed whipping, digging, clipping/pulling and bagging as well as other related tasks. May include some trash removal at various sites.
Hours:   Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., from March through October
Contact:  Nate Schipper, 303-441-1980 [email protected]
Bus route access: Variable

Become a Park Partner

BPR 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.

By becoming, a Park Partner your group can choose from projects that require manual labor or ones that connect directly with community members.

Thank you to our Park Partners!

Current Park Partners

Volunteer with the PLAY Boulder Foundation

The PLAY Boulder Foundation supports excellence in parks and recreation by mobilizing community support through education, philanthropy and advocacy. Volunteers are needed to help support their mission. Sign Up to Volunteer. Visit PLAY Boulder Foundation to learn more about their impact.