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Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Prep the Rez volunteer project

Park Champs: Give Back To Your Local Park!

We need your help now more than ever to keep community parks and public spaces beautiful and clean for recreation: Become a Park Champ and care for a site you adopt.

The tasks for each site differ but may include weeding, invasive species removal, trail maintenance, graffiti removal, etc. Park Champ FAQs pdf


Natural Lands Outreach Volunteer Program

The Natural Lands Outreach Volunteer Program is a NEW this year. Participants in this program volunteer to host an outreach table to welcome and educate visitors at the 55th Street Trailhead and Coot Lake Trailhead. Or, volunteers can walk the path that runs from Coot Lake to the north shores of the Boulder Reservoir and record the use at these natural areas. These positions will both inform our management decisions and teach visitors about this location. 

Interested volunteers must fill out an application to be interviewed for this position. Virtual training will be provided for anyone who is accepted into this volunteer program.


Help Count Prairie Dogs! 

For close to 20 years Parks and Recreation has monitored Prairie Dog colonies around the Boulder Reservoir to help guide our management in the area. There are early monring shifts each month this summer. Shifts start at 5:45 or 6 AM and end at 9:30 AM and will be held on June 16-18, July 14-16, and August 11-13. 


More volunteer opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis

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.