By becoming a volunteer with us, you are joining a long history of community commitment to conservation. Since its inception, the Natural Areas Department has engaged volunteers on every level, from education to stewardship to leadership. Volunteers help extend outreach and strengthen community involvement. We believe that volunteers are one of our most valuable resources.
Are you looking for a way to give back to natural areas and open spaces? Do you like getting your hands dirty? Do you want to be involved beyond a one-day project? Become a Stewardship Volunteer!
After your training as a Crew Leader volunteer, you’ll work individually or lead small groups on a variety of service projects including plantings, restoration work, gardening, trail building and maintenance, trash cleanups, and more.
Crew Leader Volunteers participate in about 10 hours of training and work on projects that help manage and restore natural areas and open spaces. Training topics include the values of natural areas and open lands, outdoor safety skills, group management and restoration/trail building skills.
Volunteer Description Overview City of Fort Collins Master Naturalists are volunteers who:
Master Naturalists care about natural areas and have fun sharing their enthusiasm with others. During the training presentations by a variety of experts, field trips to natural areas, and opportunities to practice techniques provide naturalist trainees with the skills they need to lead fun, fact-filled, and meaningful field trips for all ages.
Those admitted to the training must attend the following training dates:
2020 Training Dates include:
Volunteer Description Overview
The Office and Equipment Volunteer is responsible for managing the supplies that are essential to running natural areas programs and events.
4-8 hours a week, Mondays and Fridays preferred