One of the best assets of our region’s outdoor community is its volunteers. We have a wealth of committed volunteers who work hard to keep our beautiful landscapes just that: beautiful.It’s important to take an active role to ensure that these places are protected and maintained for our future enjoyment, as well as the enjoyment of future generations.
Our region boasts more Friends groups than almost any other in the country! And there are countless ways for you to get involved as an individual, family, or business for an afternoon, a day, a project, or as a regular participant.
If you would like to join in the fun, check out these volunteer calendars to find the opportunity that fits you and begin making a difference today!
Rocky Mountain Field Institute
We believe that the protection and restoration of our public lands relies on cultivating an ethic of public stewardship, environmental responsibility, and action. For this reason, RMFI runs hundreds of volunteer project workdays annually to heal and restore public lands throughout Southern Colorado, with an emphasis on the Pikes Peak region. Our Community Volunteer Stewardship Program provides a wide range of opportunities for volunteers of varying skill levels to get involved, including youth, adults, and small and large groups. Our expert field instructors lead volunteers on workdays that not only accomplish impressive on-the-ground results but are also a whole lot of fun. We rely on the assistance of thousands of volunteers each and every field season. Check out the RMFI volunteer calendar HERE.
Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC)
The Trails and Open Space Coalition works for the preservation of open space and parks, and the creation of a network of trails and bikeways in the Pikes Peak region. Please join us!
To volunteer to work on a local trail, park or open space, check out the TOSC Volunteer Calendar here.
Focus on the Forest
Focus on the Forest brings together community awareness and involvement to help preserve the unique beauty of OUR National Forests. Cleaning up our forests is something you can do as an individual, couple, family or group. No experience needed! Check out our meetings, events, and clean-up and help us keep OUR land beautiful!
To volunteer for a forest clean-up, check out the Focus on the Forest Calendar here.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is our state organization for volunteering in the outdoors! You can check out their calendar of projects here.
VOC has created an awesome new app: “Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s YourCO app allows you to complete more than 50 DIY stewardship tasks anywhere, anytime. Plus, GET REWARDED for your good deeds! Simply put, the more you care for Colorado the more points, digital badges, and cool prizes you will earn. Remember to share your accomplishments on social media for a little Earth friendly encouragement and competition!” Download on iOS here or Android here.