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Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Prep the Rez volunteer project

Park Adoption

Want to give back to the community you love? Sign up to be a CHAMP volunteer and help maintain the park you love. We have three ways to become a CHAMP: 

To apply, fill out an application for the task you would most like to do. Be sure to identify the location you prefer in your application.

Visit Count Me In Boulder to see more details about the adoptable sites.


Tidy Up Boulder

Want to help keep Boulder litter free? Visit our new Tidy Up Boulder webpage and we will walk you through the steps to completing a safe and impactful clean up project. The website includes: 

  • A map of safe clean up locations throughout the city
  • A safety video to ensure you know how to stay safe durinng your clean up. 
  • Information regarding an app that helps you track the litter you collect. 


Natural Lands Outreach Volunteers 

Outreach volunteers are invaluable to educating the public at the North Shore of Boulder Reservoir and Coot Lake about: 1. Aquatic Nuisance Species, 2. area-specific rules, 3. wildlife closures to protect nesting bird species of concern. While staffing a table or patrolling the volunteers collect data on visitor patterns, volume and behavior. Please note, volunteers will not provide any enforcement, as this position will focus on monitoring and education only. Volunteers receive online training for this volunteer position, and work two 2-hour shifts per month from May to October. 

Visit Count Me In Boulder to learn more and apply for this skilled volunteer position. 

Group Volunteer Projects

If you would like us to design a project for your group, please complete the Group Project Application. COVID-19 restrictions may be in place based on current state/county/city public health orders. Please contact our team for more information about current group size capacities. 

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.Visit PLAY Boulder Foundation to learn more about their impact and find out how you can get involved!