Year after year, thousands of volunteers lend their time and energy to help us make Boulder a better place for all. Thank you to all the volunteers that make a difference in our community every day.

Overview of 2023 Volunteer Impact

Over 4,239 people volunteered for the City of Boulder, giving 58,120 hours of their time and energy in 2023 for a total value of $1,977,003.02.

There were 310 volunteer projects worked on in 2023. 82% of our volunteers work on ongoing projects.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued dedication and service to the Boulder community!

Thank you volunteers! We appreciate you!

2023 Highlights

  • Equity and Inclusion Field-Based Agricultural Wellness Programming for Teens won a City of Boulder values award in innovation.
  • Over 100 youth participated in trail projects with OSMP!
  • Wellness Volunteers, including a yoga volunteer, accessible bike helpers and trained naturalists, worked with OSMP‘s Pathways partnership program at Boulder Community Health to share nature as a healing environment for the community.  
  • Boulder Walks, led by a volunteer from Older Adult Services, began guiding walks in Downtown Boulder to provide opportunities for exercise, socialization and education about our city’s transportation system in summer 2023.
  • Boulder community members have recycled or reuse over 8,000 tennis balls since 2021!
  • University Hill Landscaping Commission approved a landscaping project to enhance the University Hill General Improvement District streetscape through tree replacement and a comprehensive landscape design.
  • Volunteer Victim Advocates have connected with, and continue to support, 685 victims from the 3/22/21 mass shooting.

“I was working as a lifeguard at the pool the other day, and Sam, my STEAM pal, came over and said hi to me! He said that he really loved the program and wants to do it again.”

- STEAM Pal Volunteer

“I serve as a peer mentor for the Boulder Natural Highs Teen Program, an organization dedicated to supporting youth facing addiction and mental health challenges. The Light Root Community Farm herbal apothecary beds have allowed me to experience firsthand the transformative impact this volunteer program has. It is a profoundly positive influence that is transforming teenagers’ lives.”

- Holly Melohn

“I thoroughly enjoyed this volunteer experience. I am happy that I can look at my crew's work and know that it will be part of an established trail in the future. The staff was inviting and friendly and I can't wait to volunteer again!”

- Noah Smith

“I enjoy walking with these folks so much and I can tell they look forward to it all month. I’m happy to serve others and feel like I’m just getting started!”

- Boulder Walks with Older Adults Volunteer