Please use the directory below to find the perfect opportunity for you. When you are ready to register for an opportunity you will be asked to complete our standard volunteer application. Please note some opportunities will require you to answer additional questions.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the City Managers Office Department. Volunteer today!
Are you a data geek? Can you take raw data and tell a story? Can you translate data in a way that makes it understandable and interesting to your non-data friends? If so, the City needs you! Help the City by creating visualizations utilizing data the City currently collects.
Flexible time commitment.
This is an unpaid volunteer creating visualizations within the City Open Data portal. Visualizations will be created using existing data sets and tools provided within the Socrata platform with a goal of making the data more accessible for a wide-range of resident interests.
To apply for the Data Visualization Creation, submit an Application, letter of interest and resume to Tim Campbell, email@example.com. Your letter of interest should address your experience and abilities related to the PRIMARY ACTIVITIES and EXPECTATIONS listed in this description.
Thank you for your interest. To learn more about Open Data and the Open Data portal, visit https://www.fcgov.com/opendata
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Neighborhood Services Department. Volunteer today!
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.
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).
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
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Recreation Youth Education Department. Volunteer today!
Assist instructors with swim lessons by creating a fun learning environment for participants. This is a great opportunity for youth volunteers 14 and older.
Assist Recreation Instructors with youth classes.
Time commitment varies depending on class.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Recycling Ambassadors Department. Volunteer today!
Three R Enthusiasts, read on! This is the ONLY volunteer opportunity on the Front Range where you will:
EXPECTATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Senior Center Department. Volunteer today!
Pool and Billiards Room Maintenance
Light maintenance and cleaning of Pool and Billiards Room. Vacuuming of pool tables, cleaning whiteboards, maintaining supplies, washing supplies, etc.
Prairie Sage Dance Assistance
Assist with our bi-monthly, Monday night Senior Dances. Includes greeting, ticket taking, assisting with snacks, and cleanup.
Set up and run AV equipment during various programs, movies, etc. at our Senior Center. Includes working sound system, lights, power point presentations, video conferencing, all things technical. Training provided.
Pool and Billiards Room Maintenance
1x week, on your own schedule, generally a 3 hour time commitment
Prairie Sage Dance Assistance
Every other Monday night/flexible Monday nights, generally a 4 hour time commitment
Times vary based on scheduling of various movies, shows, presentations and events. Volunteers would be provided with 1-2 month schedule of when these take place, though movies do take place every other Friday and one Wednesday/month. Volunteers may select which opportunities work best for them. Most opportunities require a two hour time commitment. Training provided.
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!
Join us for school field trips and fun at The Farm! We are looking for energetic adults who would like to share the wonders of the farm with local children.
Must be available during the work day. Dates and times will vary.
Apply online to become a volunteer.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Transfort Department. Volunteer today!
Volunteers will work closely with the Transfort Travel Training Coordinator to help educate the community about Transfort services including MAX and FLEX.
Commit to at least 10 hours of volunteer service per year. Schedule varies based on event requests (busiest seasons are spring and summer).
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Utilities Department. Volunteer today!
Community Engagement (CE) is the Utilities division responsible for engaging stakeholders in programs and services through several strategies, including program management, customer education, public participation and community partnerships. The CE intern will complete a range of tasks, including direct to customer outreach and education, event and program logistical support, research and strategic development support.
• Engage directly with community members to share information and resources that empower them to make informed decision about utilities.
• Conduct outreach activities such as tracking progress and sharing program related information.
• Participate in community organization meetings.
• Assist with data collection, documentation and analysis.
• Provide logistical support for stakeholder relationship development strategies.
• Assist with large- and small-scale event logistics and implementation.
• Assist with youth school program and field trip education logistics and implementation.
• Conduct research on best practices and strategic opportunities.
• Additional tasks as assigned.
BENEFITS TO INTERN
• Helping people make informed decisions that help them save money and reduce their impact on Fort Collins, the region, and the world.
• Opportunity to learn and practically apply customer service, community engagement and program management skills.
• Professionalism development opportunity in a highly respected municipal organization.
• Academic and community service credit available when all criteria are met.
• Partial access to the suite of employee personal and professional development opportunities
• Access to City job application system and select opportunities not available to the public.
• Access to City volunteer benefits such as a free transit pass.
TIME COMMITMENT AND AVAILABILITY
• Spring Semester (based on CSU calendar) with an opportunity to continue as appropriate.
• Typical assignments occur Monday-Friday between 8a-5p
• Night and weekend event support common.
• 10-20 hours per week.
Description of Event
Interested in building the Fort Collins community and advancing sustainable energy practices? We need your help! We’re seeking energetic and passionate individuals to serve as energy ambassadors in the community. Ambassadors will volunteer at local multifamily properties to educate residents on the importance of energy conservation and easy ways to conserve.
You will interact directly with residents, talking with them about easy ways to save energy in their residences, while also saving money on their energy bills and contributing to a greener community. This is a great opportunity to put your passion for sustainability to practice by supporting the City of Fort Collins and its climate action plan.
This project is associated with the City of Fort Collins’ voluntary Multifamily Building Energy Challenge, which the Institute for the Built Environment is managing.
This opportunity begins in early January and ends in late February. If you are unable to begin until mid- to late January, we still encourage you to apply. Applicants who can begin in early January will be selected first.
This volunteer role will kick off with a one-hour training that overviews the City’s Multifamily Building Energy Challenge, and messaging and strategies for engaging with community members regarding energy conservation. The training will take place at IBE’s office on the CSU campus, and IBE will provide you with all necessary outreach materials for the duration of your participation.
After training, IBE will pair you with one or more multifamily residences in the community. Your role will be to visit the property and directly engage residents on-site in conversations regarding energy conservation. Depending on the property, you may talk with residents passing through the lobby, go door-to-door, host educational events, and/or implement other education and outreach strategies.