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Get Involved: Community Development & Neighborhood Services

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Adopt A Neighbor



The City of Fort Collins seeks willing volunteers who want to help their neighbors through this uniquely challenging time.  Volunteers will be paired with neighbors in need who are vulnerable to COVID-19 and need assistance with daily tasks. Tasks may include but are not limited to grocery shopping and delivery, basic errands, driveway shoveling, and more.


  • Will vary by connection- request in the application


  • Connect with a neighbor in need
  • Develop a list of tasks that would help them be more comfortable in their situation
  • Initiate and report all connections through Engage
  • Conduct errands or tasks to assist assigned neighbors
  • Perform all tasks with the utmost attention to COVID-19 precautions.


  • Wash hands regularly, disinfect surfaces regularly, avoid direct contact with others whenever possible, avoid touching your face, and practice good hygiene.
  • If you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms, stay home! In times of distress, the work of a healthy volunteer is vital, but personal health and safety are always of primary importance.
  • If you are experiencing a fever, a cough, and shortness of breath, consult with a doctor or medical professional immediately.
  • Volunteers belonging to the most vulnerable populations should consider rescheduling commitments or consider virtual alternatives to their regular, in-person volunteer activities. 
Time Commitment:


  • A high level of professionalism is expected in every interaction
  • High attention to COVID-19 protection standards
  • Detailed reporting through Engage
  • Initial training through Volunteer Services is required


Time commitment will vary depending on availability and need.


  • Development of customer service skills.
  • Free use of MAX and Transfort while actively volunteering.
  • Limited access to City personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Access to City job application system and select volunteer opportunities.


This is a position of trust- background check required

Ready to get involved?

Contact Sue Schafer, sschafer@fcgov.com, or apply online to become a volunteer.

Greeter Table


This is an unpaid volunteer position assisting the Development Review Center staff as they serve customers who have questions relating building permits, contractor licensing or need guidance navigating other Community Development and Neighborhood Services departments.  Customer service is provided with integrity and efficiency, treating each individual with courtesy and respect.

Time Commitment:

Our hours for this table are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.  The two most important hours of the day are 8-9 am and 4-5 pm.  This is when the building is open to the public for access to Neighborhood Services and FC Moves, but the gates are closed for service activities in Engineering and the Development Review Center.  We need 5+ volunteers to staff this table full-time (45 hrs. total). 



Ready to get involved?

Contact Shar Gerber, sgerber@fcgov.com, (970) 221-6767 or apply online to become a volunteer.