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Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED TODAY?

Learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities on Count Me In!

We have immidate volunteer needs for the following volunteer activities and programs.

Creekside Event Ambassadors  
Register today and help Boulder make its Civic Area events even more special. Volunteers for a variety of positions are needed for two dates this summer, Friday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 23. Both events run from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sign Up

Recreation Center Shut Down Volunteers 
Exercise your Marie Kondo skills and join us for our annual cleaning at the North Boulder Recreation Center Shut down on Aug. 14 or East Boulder Community Center on Aug. 28!
Sign Up

Prairie Dog Monitors
Help us monitor the health of our prairie dogs and join us for three hours on Aug. 13, 14, and 15 to watch prairie dogs near the Boudler Reservoir. Volunteers must have experience using binoculars. Wildlife monitoring experience is highly recommended.
Sign up

Center Ambassadors
If you have excellent customer service skills, and love working with the public, consider joining a new pilot program at North and East Boulder Recreation Centers and ensure all members of the community feel welcomed at our Recreation Centers. 
Sign up

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.

  • Center Ambassador
  • Child Care Provider 
  • Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corp Member
  • EXPAND Program Volunteer
  • Park Partner
  • Prairie Dog Monitor
  • 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.