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Get Involved: Natural Areas

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.

Volunteer today!

Community Science


Description:

City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Community Scientists help answer research questions that benefit local natural areas.

Specific volunteer training is required for each type of Natural Areas sponsored community science activity. Applicants will be emailed training dates as they occur throughout the year are also posted here:

Time Commitment:

https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/community-science

Documents:

Read the volunteer job description

Ready to get involved?

Contact Charlotte Norville, cnorville@fcgov.com, (970) 416-2480 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Office and Equipment Volunteer


Description:

 Volunteer Description Overview

The Office and Equipment Volunteer is responsible for managing the supplies that are essential to running natural areas programs and events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize, manage, and re-stock supplies, tools, and equipment before and after school field trips, community programs, and stewardship projects.
  • Keep Resource Room, Education House, and Tool Shed organized and stocked during busy season.
  • Help respond to inquires from program participants, compile attendance reports, manage the library, and other office-based projects.
  • Help with the ongoing organization and filing of the Natural Areas photo library.
  • Actively think of ways to improve our organization of supplies, equipment, and information
  • Record hours and impact through the City’s online system, Engage
Time Commitment:

4-8 hours a week, Mondays and Fridays preferred

Documents:

https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/files/office-and-equipment-volunteer.pdf

Ready to get involved?

Contact Charlotte Norville, cnorville@fcgov.com, (970) 416-2480 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Skills Based Volunteer


Description:

Are you interested in giving your professional-level expertise to help natural areas? Skills Based Volunteers help complete projects including data analysis, web design, writing, and more. Find your project and apply to help! To apply, please list the project title you are interested in helping with on the application, and explain how your experience and skills match the project description.

Documents:

https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/skills-based-volunteers

https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/files/skills-based-volunteer-descriptions.pdf?1563304487

Find out more about volunteering with Natural Areas.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Charlotte Norville, cnorville@fcgov.com, (970) 416-2480 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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