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Get Involved: City of Fort Collins Engage

Browse the advertised opportunities below to find the perfect volunteer position for you.
When you find an opportunity that interests you, you will be asked to complete a volunteer application before you are allowed to register or sign up. The applications required for specific volunteer roles are automatically assigned to each opportunity below. Some opportunities will require you to answer additional questions.

Adaptive Recreation Opportunities

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Adaptive Recreation Opportunities Department. Volunteer today!

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General/Programs

Adaptive Recreation Opportunities (ARO) provides quality and equal opportunities for recreation and leisure programs to community members with disabilities. The ARO program offers healthy and fun experiences through three basic service areas: transition services, inclusion support and specialized programs. ARO services strive to foster independence of the participating individuals within their recreation experiences. 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the General/Programs volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Brenda McDowell
(970) 416-2024


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Unified Sports

Volunteer as a Special Olympics Coach or Partner. Different sports offered each season. 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Unified Sports volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Brenda McDowell
(970) 416-2024


Communications and Public Involvement

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Communications and Public Involvement. Volunteer today!

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Direct Distribution Volunteers

City Communication will vary by issue, but one example is West Nile spraying: 

West Nile virus is a potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes in the mid-to-late summer months. In 2022, Colorado had more West Nile cases than any other state, and Larimer County led among Colorado counties. By sharing information about West Nile activity in the area, you will raise awareness, help residents learn ways to protect themselves and their families

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Direct Distribution Volunteers volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Amy Resseguie


Community Development & Neighborhood Services

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Neighborhood Services Department. Volunteer today!

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Adopt-A-Neighbor

The City of Fort Collins seeks willing volunteers to assist their neighbors through a variety of tasks. Volunteers will be paired with neighbors who are in need of assistance with tasks such as grocery shopping and delivery, basic errands, snow shoveling, lawn mowing, yard work, outdoor pet care/dog walking, minor outdoor home repair, and more. Volunteers can choose to perform one-time tasks with different neighbors or can commit to an ongoing relationship with a neighbor in need.

 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Adopt-A-Neighbor volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Leonardo Escalante


Conflict Transformation Works

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Mediation & Restorative Justice Department. Volunteer today!

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Community Mediation


Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Community Mediation volunteer role.


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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Restorative Justice group volunteer role.


Gardens on Spring Creek

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the  Gardens on Spring Creek. Volunteer today!

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Butterfly House Volunteer

Volunteering in our Butterfly House is both educational and rewarding! Butterfly House volunteers are responsible for maintaining USDA containment standards, helping to ensure an excellent guest experience and enhance guest takeaways through interpretation and education.

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Gardens Volunteer

The Purpose of The Gardens on Spring Creek Volunteer Program is to enrich lives of volunteers and community members through our beautiful, curated gardens and outstanding education programs and events; create a financially sustainable workforce; and educate volunteers and guests about environmental stewardship through gardening.

 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Gardens Volunteer volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Hannah Krikorian
(970) 416-2482


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Youth Education

Gardens education volunteers help us fulfill our mission to improve the lives of people and inspire stewardship through horticulture. Volunteers can assist with a variety of youth programs year-round including but not limited to group tours, story times, camps and outreach. Tasks and responsibilities vary, training is provided, and all volunteers are welcome!

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Information Technology

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Information Technology. Volunteer today!

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Analyst Support

Collaborate on root cause analysis (RCA) activities with technical team members to provide permanent fix recommendations to technology that prevents future incidents.

 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Analyst Support volunteer role.


Municipal Court

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Municipal Court Department. Volunteer today!

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General Municipal Court Volunteer

General Municipal Court volunteer to include bailiff responsibilities and citation entry/processing

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the General Municipal Court Volunteer volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Marlene Brown
(970) 221-6801


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!

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Adopt-A-Natural Area

Adopters agree to care for a natural area for one year by picking up trash and reporting maintenance issues. This program provides opportunities for citizens to take an active role in restoration efforts through stewardship.

  • Visit natural area once a month to pick up litter.
  • Report hours and maintenance issues in Engage.
  • Implement safe practices of yourself and all others involved during site visits.
  • Read more about the Natural Areas Stewardship Programs.
Learn more...

Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Adopt-A-Natural Area volunteer role.

Questions? Contact AJ Chlebnik
(970) 224-6118


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BARK Ranger

BARK Rangers are Volunteer Ranger Assistants (VRAs) and their canines that patrol on approved Natural Areas Department properties. These volunteers and their dogs serve as a visible presence in the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department and serve as ambassadors promoting stewardship ethics and good dog behavior while on city trails. BARK Rangers participate in education and community outreach events.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the BARK Ranger volunteer role.

Questions? Contact AJ Chlebnik
(970) 224-6118


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Diamond Peaks

Volunteer Description Overview

Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol volunteers patrol City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and Larimer County Open Spaces on bike. Must be a member of the Overland Mountain Bike Association. More information here: OMBA - Diamond Peaks

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Diamond Peaks volunteer role.

Questions? Contact AJ Chlebnik
(970) 224-6118


Parks

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Parks Department. Volunteer today!

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Ambassadors

The City of Fort Collins Forestry Division maintains over 58,000 trees on public property along streets, and in parks, cemeteries, golf courses and other City facilities. The City is seeking skill based Urban Forest Ambassadors to assist with updating inventory data, perform urban forest health assessments, tree planting events, and engage the community in spreading the value and importance of our community’s urban forest! Urban Forest Ambassadors will perform a variety of tasks including updating the inventory, assessing for structural defects or insect and disease and engaging with the Fort Collins Community. The volunteers will help us update the public tree inventory on a more frequent basis. These efforts will include the use of an iPad or smartphone, diameter tape, and educational material to complete tasks as assigned by Forestry staff. Urban Forest Ambassadors are an integral part of urban forest management that will help continue health and longevity of the urban forest for generations to come.

 

 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Ambassadors volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Freddie Haberecht


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Twin Silo Horticulture Volunteer

Anyone with interest in gardening is welcome to join a gardening team at Twin Silo Park. Tasks will require regular bending, stooping, lifting, digging, etc. All training is provided, just come open to learning!  

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Twin Silo Horticulture Volunteer volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Shawn Rizza


Recreation Northside Programs

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Recreation Youth Education Department. Volunteer today!

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Water Safety Aide

Assist instructors with swim lessons by creating a fun learning environment for participants.  This is a great opportunity for youth volunteers 14 and older.


Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Water Safety Aide volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Sophie Anders


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Youth Instructor Assistants

Assist Recreation Instructors with youth classes.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Youth Instructor Assistants volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Lisa Freeman
(970) 416-2528


Recycling Ambassadors

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Recycling Ambassadors Department. Volunteer today!

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Recycling Ambassador

"Three-R" Enthusiasts, read on! This is the ONLY volunteer opportunity on the Front Range where you will: 

  • Make an important contribution to our community's recycling efforts.
  • Receive valuable and hands-on learning about recycling - through action, educational tours and meetings.
  • Have the opportunity to pass on your knowledge to others in the community.
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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Recycling Ambassador volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Adam Egger


Senior Center

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Senior Center Department. Volunteer today!

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General

We're looking for someone to help with Audio Visual Assistance. 

 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the General volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Ashley Ruffer
(970) 224-6033


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Pottery Studio Recycling

We are looking for someone to help us with our recycling needs at the Fort Collins Pottery Studio.  This person will be someone with a passion for helping the environment!  We need to develop a list of places from which we can gather certain materials that others want to recycle (such as newspapers) and will make arrangements for regular pickups of these materials.  You will also drop off some of our items to be recycled such as small propane canisters and broken pottery. You can create your own schedule for doing this recycling.

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Senior Center DIscussion Group

We are looking for a person to lead our weekly discussion group "Donut Make U Wonder".  This group meets every Friday from 10 - 11 at the Senior Center.  We discuss current subjects and related personal experiences.  Matters related to religion and politics are avoided to ensure comradery.  Meetings begin with a brief song and end with a few share jokes.

You will be responsible for picking up the donuts before the meeting and bringing a short list of topics to each meeting as well as starting the discussions.  Training will be provided.  

It's lots of fun and the stories are always great.  We hope you'll join us!

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Senior Center Lead Volunteer

We are looking for people who can lead a small group of volunteers during a Special Event at the Senior Center.  We will provide training and there will be a staff member with you at most events who will instruct you in the specifics of each event.  There are events scheduled throughout the year and you can choose which event you would like to help at.

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The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the The Farm & Northside Aztlan Community Center Department. Volunteer today!

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Farm Volunteer


Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Farm Volunteer volunteer role.


The Lincoln Center

Without our amazing Volunteers, we couldn't do what we do!  We love our Volunteers and can't wait to welcome you into our phenomenal program.  Apply today!

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Performance Volunteers

Volunteers are an extremely important and essential part of the Lincoln Center family.  We rely on our Volunteers to be our eyes and ears and to assist patrons in navigating and participating in the many performances and events we offer.  Volunteers get exposed to a wide array of artistic and professional endeavors including theatrical performances, dance productions, art gallery installations, concerts, and community events.  While Volunteers get to enjoy a majority of the presentations that they work, the emphasis is providing our patrons with a professional and enjoyable experience that makes them want to return time and time again.  

We on-board once a year.  Applications open on or before April 1st, and you will be contacted to set up a brief online interview for a day in June or July.  Training typically occurs in August with the season running from September to June.

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Not Accepting Applications

The application window has now closed for the 24/25 season.  We will take applications for the 25/26 season in April of next year.  Our interview process occurs in June and July and our mandatory Volunteer training will take place in August.  Thank you for your interest in joining our team!


Utilities

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Utilities Department. Volunteer today!

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Utilities Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Team is looking for qualified educators to support water education programs.

 

Contact Kellie Gorman with questions and interest.

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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Volunteers

Join us this summer in the  Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens at City Hall to learn about plants, irrigation and maintaining the gardens. We welcome folks of all abilities, no horticultural experience is necessary.  Children are welcome with a chaperone. Gloves, tools and snacks are provided. 
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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Volunteers volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Emma Pett


Volunteer Services

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Volunteer Services. Volunteer today!

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Citywide Community Engagement

Community Engagement Volunteers are trained in education and outreach techniques to support staff in disseminating information and gaining feedback from the community on department-specific programs. Volunteers will be trained as content experts on various City priorities to answer questions and facilitate meaningful discussions at City-sponsored events.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Citywide Community Engagement volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Sue Schafer


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HR Admin Volunteer

We are searching for a volunteer who has strong clerical, data entry, records management/scanning and customer service skills to help us with records digitization and backup front desk coverage for our Human Resources Department. The successful Volunteer has strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite and MS Teams, quick and accurate keyboarding, and the ability to learn new software applications.

We are working very hard to digitize and organize our paper files. It is a large project that we don't have staffing to cover so it would be tremendously impactful towards meeting our department goals. We have a strong desire to provide exceptional customer service Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00. Physical presence in the office to answer phones and greet visitors is critical. While it would take time to learn how to help the customer, simply being present and taking a message or reaching out to someone in our department will help us attain the level of customer service we strive to provide when we have a staffing gap.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the HR Admin Volunteer volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Sue Schafer


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Special Events Volunteer

The City of Fort Collins hosts a number of events throughout the year with the goal of engaging the community in fun, family-friendly experiences. Special events generally consist of activity booths, educational activities, vendor sales, music, etc. Special Event Volunteers will assist with all aspects of event management including set up/tear down, hosting booths, running activities, assisting with refreshments, and/or offering shuttle service. Due to the similarity of Special Events, volunteers can move easily between departments for a wide variety of experiences.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply below for the Special Events Volunteer volunteer role.

Questions? Contact Sue Schafer


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