City of Fort Collins Engage

Welcome to Engage!  Engage is a new system for the City of Fort Collins that helps you manage your involvement, either as a participant or volunteer, sponsored by the FC Volunteers Program. Browse the calendar, edit your profile, and get involved!

Welcome to Adaptive Recreation Opportunities!

Our volunteers are part of a dynamic team who strive toward a more inclusive and fun Fort Collins for people of all abilities. We provide specialized therapeutic recreation classes and events, and inclusion support for classes listed in the Recreator.   

Summer training will take place the week of May 30th-June 2nd.

Training is open for sign up, see below for training and upcoming activities in need of volunteers. Additional activities can be seen after logging in.




Upcoming Activities -   Calendar


Adaptive Water Sports Day - Horsetooth Res.

  08/30/2017 Wednesday |   03:30 PM | |  Registration Required
 Sign Up

Volunteer ARO Country Hoedown

  09/29/2017 Friday |   06:00 PM | Senior Center

A monthly themed dance for some country music, dances, and attire.

 Sign Up

Volunteer ARO Giant Friends Club

  09/29/2017 Friday |   10:30 AM | Spring Canyon Park

Come play at the accessible Inspiration Playground with kids of all abilities. Assist children with the planned activities, such as: games, songs, crafts, and more.

 Sign Up

Volunteer ARO Jeepers Creepers Event

  10/27/2017 Friday |   06:00 PM | Senior Center

A monthly themed dance created for Halloween fun and festivities.

 Sign Up

Volunteer ARO's Billiards Tournament

  11/03/2017 Friday |   06:00 PM | Senior Center

Volunteer to play pool and enjoy a night of fun. Volunteers are paired up with another player during the competition.

 Sign Up

Volunteer ARO's Thanksgiving Meal

  11/17/2017 Friday |   04:30 PM | Senior Center

Adults with disabilities, their families, friends, and/or supportive living providers join together for a traditional, homemade feast of gratitude.



 Sign Up


Get Involved

Accepting Applications for the following Volunteer Types:

 Wondering how to get started as AN ARO Volunteer?

1.Complete your volunteer application. See further instructions below for becoming a Special Olympics Volunteer for our Unified Sports programs.

2. You will receive confirmation, and an email to

3.complete your background check.

4. Sign up for shifts and related specialized training.

5. A coordinator will get back to you to confirm your volunteer activities. You can also meet with us personally to sign up for ARO volunteer activities.


 How to Become a Special Olympics/Unified Sports Volunteer:

  1. Fill out the Unified Sports volunteer application on the right side of this page. 
  2. Fill out the Special Olympics Application here
  3. After you’ve completed and submitted your Special Olympics application and Unified Sports (City of Fort Collins) application, you will receive a link from Verified Volunteers to complete a background check. You will get one from Special Olympics and the City of Fort Collins. Ignore the one from Special Olympics as it will cost you $16. Follow the City of Fort Collins link and fill out the background check which is free.
  4. When you receive the results of your background check, log back into Verified Volunteers and share your background check with Special Olympics Colorado. Here are the directions for sharing your background check

What do Special Olympics Unified Sports volunteers do?

Winter- Basketball

Spring- Soccer

Summer- Softball

Fall- Flag Football and Volleyball