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Get Involved: City of Fort Collins Engage

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.

Boards & Commissions

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

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Affordable Housing Board


Description:

The Affordable Housing Board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to affordable housing issues of concern to the City. The City has established several programs designed to stimulate the construction of additional affordable housing units and retention of existing housing units in the community. These programs include development review priority processing, impact fee collection delay, and sales tax rebates.

Time Commitment:

4-6 hours/month

Recommended Qualification: Expertise in affordable housing issues, including, without limitation, issues pertaining to development, finance, lending, charitable, and low-income services and general community issues.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Air Quality Advisory Board


Description:

The Air Quality Advisory Board advises the City Council regarding policies, plans, and programs to improve and maintain the City's air quality. The Board may, without limitation, biennially review air quality indicators and recommend adjustments to the Air Quality Action Plan, review and recommend revisions of the Air Quality Policy Plan, and advise the Governor-designated lead agency for air quality planning on matters pertaining to the Fort Collins element of the State Implementation Plan. The Board may also convene ad hoc citizen task groups to provide additional technical expertise to the Board. The Board coordinates its work with the Energy Board, Transportation Board, Natural Resources Advisory Board, and the Planning and Zoning Board.

Time Commitment:

6-8 hours/month

Recommended Qualifications: General interest in improving air quality in Fort Collins.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Art in Public Places Board


Description:

The Art in Public Places Board advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding incorporation of works of art into construction projects; advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the acceptance of offers to donate art to be placed in public areas; and advises and makes recommendations to the Executive Director of Culture, Parks, Recreation and Environment Services Unit and the City Council as to rules, regulations, guidelines, policy, administrative, and budgetary matters pertaining to the Art in Public Places Program.

Time Commitment:

3-6 hours/month

Recommended Qualifications: General interest in art; except for the three arts professional positions. (Arts Professional shall mean a person who has either a degree in a visual arts related field and/or extensive professional experience in the visual arts).

 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Building Review Commission


Description:

The Building Review Commission Hears requests related to the Fort Collins building codes and hears appeals relating to contractor licensing matters.

The BRB hearing provides a formal recourse to building permit and contractor license applicants who disagree with an interpretation or ruling by the Fort Collins Building Official. The BRB is authorized to rule in favor of the applicant and to approve alternative building methods and materials that are not specifically prescribed in the building codes. This Board may also revoke or suspend a contractor license when it determines that a licensee has violated the building codes or licensing rules. In an advisory capacity, the BRB makes recommendations to City Council concerning the revision of existing codes or the adoption of new building codes and contractor regulations.

Time Commitment:

5 hours/month

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of City Building Codes, contractor licensing regulations, and related ordinances.

 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Citizen Review Board


Description:

Reviews internal investigations where a peace officer is alleged to have used force, discharged a firearm, or committed a crime when a person sustained severe injury, death or alleged their civil rights were violated by a peace officer or other investigations requested by the City Manager or Police Chief.

Time Commitment:

2 hours/month for regularly scheduled meetings; additional hours vary for subcommittees to review cases.

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATION: Enthusiasm and willingness to serve. Board members regularly edit Word documents and use e-mail to communicate.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Cultural Resources Board


Description:

The Cultural Resources Board advises and makes recommendations to the Director of Cultural Services and the City Council for funding from the Cultural Development and Programming Account and the Tourism Programming Account (Fort Fund) and matters pertaining to the Cultural Services Department's programs, services and facilities constructed or operated by the City.

Time Commitment:

3-5 hours/month, plus an additional 7 hours/month during January, April and June to review and score an average of 30 Fort Fund grant applications in preparation for the funding session.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Downtown Development Authority


Description:

About the Downtown Development Authority

Created in 1981, the Downtown Development Authority uses tax increment financing to stimulate redevelopment in the central business district. The Authority focuses on projects that have benefit for the entire community. It uses its financial resources to directly leverage private investment.

Typically the DDA will partner with a developer, business owner, or property owner in a manner that “induces” a private investment in real estate improvements. The DDA’s participation in such public-private partnerships ranges from a few thousand dollars to investments in excess of $5 million.

The DDA District

The DDA district includes roughly 783 acres and is divided into some very distinct neighborhoods. The old city center at the intersection of College and Mountain includes most of the historic building stock and is characterized by two- and three-story structures. To the north and east and along the banks of the Poudre River the character becomes somewhat more industrial but also includes restaurants and office buildings. Banks, professional offices and government buildings are located west of the core area.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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General Employee's Retirement Commission


Description:

Manages/administers the Retirement Plan for members and retirees and manage accumulated retirement fund money; determine the eligibility/service of members under plan rules; interpret the plan provisions; and authorize payment of retirement benefits and bills for expenses of plan and committee.

The Committee is composed of a finance staff member and a mix of five (5) active, terminated-vested, or retired members of the plan when one (1) taxpaying elector of the City does not apply.

Time Commitment:

2-4 hours/month


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Historic Preservation Commission


Description:

The Commission shall perform all duties relating to preservation of historic landmarks as set out in Chapter 14, including the designation of sites, structures, objects or districts as landmarks and the review and approval or rejection of plans for the construction, alteration, demolition or relocation of any such site, structure, object or district. Decisions of the Commission are final unless appealed to the City Council.

The Commission shall also perform the following additional functions:

  1. To promote awareness and understanding of, and appreciation for, the value of historic resource preservation in contributing to the quality of life in the City, and actively encourage property owners to voluntarily designate their properties as historic landmarks;
  2. To advise the City Council and City staff with regard to the identification and evaluation of historic resources within the Growth Management Area and provide information regarding the significance of the resources, the nature and degree of threat to their preservation, and methods for their protection;
  3. To advise the City Council and City staff with regard to appropriate policies, incentives and regulations for encouraging and/or requiring preservation and rehabilitation of historic resources;
  4. To coordinate with the various other City boards, commissions and City staff members whose actions may affect the preservation of historic resources in the community;
  5. To establish a committee of its members to provide advice and, if required under Section 2.10.2(H) of the Land Use Code, written recommendations to the owners of eligible historic properties, and of properties located near eligible historic properties, regarding historically appropriate design and site planning for additions, alterations, and new construction in the City; provided, however, that any members of such committee who provide such advice or recommendations to property owners under this provision shall refrain from participating in any subsequent decisions of the Commission related to such properties;
  6. To perform such other duties and functions as may be provided by the City Council by ordinance or resolution.
Time Commitment:

15-20 hours a month

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS: In making appointments to the Commission, the City Council shall give due consideration to maintaining a balance of interests and skills in the composition of the Commission and to the individual qualifications of the candidates including but not limited to their training, experience, knowledge or interest in any one or more of the fields of architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture, structural engineering, general contracting, urban planning, history, archaeology or related disciplines, mortgage lending and commerce.

 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Human Relations Commission


Description:

The Human Relations Commission was established by City Council to enhance the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and to embrace inclusion of individuals reflective of characteristics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical abilities/qualities, sex, sexual /affectional orientation, age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, familial status, immigration status, geographic background, marital status, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, and veteran status. The Commission often coordinates these efforts with other City boards and commissions, community groups and organizations. The Commission also oversees the Citizen Liaison Program, and presents the annual Human Relations Award to recognize those citizens who have advanced the cause of human rights through their volunteer efforts.

Time Commitment:

6-8 hours/month


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Human Services and Housing Funding Board


Description:

The Human Services and Housing Funding Board advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the City's Competitive Process which includes funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Human Services and Housing Funding Board (HSHFB) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program, and the City's Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and Human Services Program (HSP). HUD provides federal grant funds to the City to meet affordable housing and community development needs of low and moderate income people. The City receives about $1.5 million from HUD and just under $1 million from the General Fund annually. Program funds are typically used for housing, human services, and community development programs, projects, and activities.

Time Commitment:

3 hours per month, except March and April, which require approximately 15 - 20 hours each. More hours may be required in September as well. Several meetings may be canceled each year, due to lack of pressing agenda items.

The main spring meetings commitment is critical to Human Services and Housing Funding Board membership, and usually takes place the last week of March through late April. It involves three - five night meetings, each lasting 4 to 5 hours during that period, plus significant time dedicated by the Board members to independently review and evaluate upwards of 50 funding proposals (approximately 15-30 hours). In the rare occurrence that a fall funding process takes place, two additional meetings will be held, one in September and one in October. The final meetings of the funding process is Deliberations, which takes place in late-April (October in the fall), and may last up to 4-5 hours. Board members are expected to fully engage in the funding process, attend the meetings, and entirely complete their independent reading and evaluation assignments.


Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

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Land Use Review Commission


Description:

Approves variances from the requirements of the Land Use Code and hears and decides appeals from any decision made by an administrative official pertaining to a specific property.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Natural Resources Advisory Board


Description:

The Natural Resources Advisory Board shall have the following functions:

  1. To advise the City Council on all matters pertaining to the sustainability of the City's natural resources including waste reduction and recycling, water resources, energy/climate action, and multi-modal transportation. (NOTE that matters specific to the City's Natural Areas Program are generally handled by the Land Conservation and Stewardship Board);
  2. To analyze various natural resources issues and to guide the development of city-wide natural resources programs to address existing and potential natural resources issues;
  3. To promote citizen participation and public education in city-wide natural resources issues;
  4. To coordinate with and provide input to city-sponsored technical advisory committees;
  5. To perform such other duties and functions and have such other powers as provided by the City Council.
  6. Staffing support provided by Environmental Services Department (970-221-6600).
Time Commitment:

To serve on the board the time commitment is 6 to 8 hours/month

Recommended Qualifications are an interest and background in environmental stewardship for the Fort Collins community.

 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Parks & Recreation Board


Description:

The Parks and Recreation Board acts as an advisory board. The Board advises and makes recommendations to Community Services and the City Council for their approval as to the rules, regulations, policies and administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to Parks and Recreation, excluding matters relating to the operation and maintenance of City-owned golf courses and cemeteries. The Board assists the City in cooperating with the Poudre School District and other organizations and individuals interested in the City's parks and recreation programs.

Time Commitment:

5-6 hours/month


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Senior Advisory Board


Description:

The Senior Advisory Board is comprised of individuals of all ages who share a concern for the aging members of our community. They assume responsibility for involvement in a network of senior agencies and organizations so that they can remain aware of issues, needs and occurrences that may be relevant to their work. Their primary concern is to provide education in this community about the aging process, to inform and be informed, to advocate for a good quality of life, and to encourage networking among the various groups who deal with senior issues.

Time Commitment:

5 hours/month


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Transportation Board


Description:

The Transportation Board advises the Fort Collins City Council on transportation issues. The Board examines issues relating to financing, the development and implementation of master plans pertaining to pedestrian, streets, transit, bicycles, automobiles, congestion, traffic signalization, and transportation facilities, the use of technology, and education of the public and private industry on transportation topics.

The Board acts as a forum for the citizens to express their needs and concerns. The Board coordinates with other city boards and commissions on projects and issues that are of mutual interest. The Transportation Board works with other municipalities in the region to identify and develop solutions to key transportation issues.

Time Commitment:

4-5 hours/month


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tammi Pusheck: tpusheck@fcgov.com, (970) 416-8025 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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


Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION  

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.   

LOCATION  

  • Will vary dependent on the location of the neighbor you are assigned to.   

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES  

  • Connect with a neighbor in need.  
  • Confirm a list of tasks that your neighbor would like help with.   
  • Conduct errands or tasks to assist assigned neighbors.  
  • Initiate and report all visits through Engage.  
  • Perform all tasks with COVID and safety precautions in mind, as outlined in the Adopt-A-Neighbor course.   

EXPECTATIONS  

  • Completion of an initial online training through Engage.   
  • High level of professionalism in every interaction.  
  • High attention to safety standards.  
  • Detailed reporting through Engage, including volunteer hours.  
  • If unable to help a neighbor or fulfill an assignment, volunteers must notify the City of Fort Collins with as much time as reasonably possible.  

SAFETY   

  • The work that you commit to is vital, but your personal health and safety are always of primary importance and should not be compromised.  
  • Volunteers and neighbors are not permitted to enter each other's homes or vehicles.   
  • In the process of becoming an Adopt-A-Neighbor volunteer you will be assigned a required course which will include additional safety information.   

TIME COMMITMENT AND AVAILABILITY  

Time commitment will vary depending on availability and need. Both long-term, short-term, and episodic volunteer opportunities may be available.  

BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEER  

  • Making a positive impact on someone in need in your community.  
  • Development of customer service skills.  
  • Free use of MAX and Transfort while actively volunteering.  
  • Limited access to City personal and professional development opportunities.  
  • Access to City job application system and select volunteer opportunities.  

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED  

This is a position of trust, therefore, a background check required. 

SPANISH TRANSLATION 

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL PUESTO  

La ciudad de Fort Collins está en busca de voluntarios dispuestos a ayudar a sus vecinos con una variedad de tareas. Los voluntarios se asignarán a vecinos que necesiten ayuda con tareas como compra y entrega de alimentos, diligencias básicas, remoción de nieve, corte de césped, trabajos de jardinería, cuidado de mascotas fuera de la casa y paseo de perros, reparaciones menores en el exterior de la casa, etc. Los voluntarios pueden optar por realizar una única tarea para diferentes vecinos o pueden comprometerse a mantener una relación continua con un vecino que necesite ayuda.  

UBICACIÓN 

  • Variará en función de la ubicación del vecino al que se le asigne. 

ACTIVIDADES PRINCIPALES 

  • Ponerse en contacto con un vecino que necesite ayuda. 
  • Confirmar una lista de las tareas con las que su vecino desee recibir ayuda. 
  • Realizar diligencias o tareas para ayudar a los vecinos asignados. 
  • Iniciar e informar de todas las visitas a través de Engage. 
  • Realizar todas las tareas teniendo en cuenta las precauciones respecto a la COVID y a la seguridad, tal y como se indica en el curso Adopt-A-Neighbor (Adopte un vecino).

EXPECTATIVAS 

  • Completar una capacitación inicial en línea a través de Engage. 
  • Alto nivel de profesionalismo en cada interacción. 
  • Apego total a las normas de seguridad. 
  • Informes detallados a través de Engage, incluyendo el número de horas de voluntariado. 
  • Si no pueden ayudar a un vecino o cumplir con una tarea, los voluntarios deben notificarlo a la ciudad de Fort Collins con la mayor antelación posible. 

SEGURIDAD  

  • El trabajo al que usted se compromete es vital, pero su salud y seguridad personales son siempre lo más importante y no deben verse afectadas. 
  • No se les permite a los voluntarios y a los vecinos entrar en las casas o vehículos del otro. 
  • Durante el proceso para convertirse en voluntario de Adopt-A-Neighbor se le asignará un curso obligatorio que incluirá información adicional sobre seguridad.  

COMPROMISO Y DISPONIBILIDAD DE TIEMPO 

El compromiso en cuanto al tiempo variará en función de la disponibilidad y las necesidades. Es posible que haya oportunidades de voluntariado a largo plazo, a corto plazo y ocasionales. 

BENEFICIOS PARA LOS VOLUNTARIOS 

  • Hacer un impacto positivo en alguien que lo necesita en su comunidad. 
  • Desarrollo de habilidades de servicio al cliente.•Uso gratuito de MAX y Transfort mientras sea voluntario activo. 
  • Acceso limitado a oportunidades de desarrollo personal y profesional en la ciudad. 
  • Acceso al sistema de solicitud de empleo de la ciudad y oportunidades de voluntariado selectas. 

LICENCIAS O CERTIFICADOS REQUERIDOS 

Este es un puesto de confianza, por lo tanto, se requiere una verificación de antecedentes. 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Emily K Olivo: eolivo@fcgov.com, (970) 510-6638 or apply online to become a volunteer.

Gardens on Spring Creek

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

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Butterfly House Volunteer


Description:

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

Responsibilities:

• Welcome all guests, give them a short orientation to the Butterfly House rules and keep track of tickets.

• Make sure the butterflies stay in the house as per the Butterfly House training

• Check guests’ jackets and belongings as they leave to make sure there are no butterflies sneaking out

• Ensure guests are staying on the path and not disturbing the plant material

• Make sure guests are not leaving the House with butterflies

• Helpful and resourceful in meeting guests needs.

• Excellent customer service skills

• Provide interpretive education in the Butterfly House

• Enthusiasm for sharing a love of gardening and the natural world with people of all ages

Time Commitment:

In order to work in the Butterfly House, a 1.5 hour virtual training and a 2 hour shadow shift must be completed. Both can be flexible to your schedule.

Butterfly House shifts are 2.25 hours in length and you can sign up for as many or as few as you want a week. Shifts occur 7 days a week between 9:45 am and 4:00 pm.


Ready to get involved?

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Gardens Volunteer


Description:

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.

Primary Activities:

  • Perform gardening tasks at a moderate activity level including weeding, mulching, planting, propagating, etc.
  • Assist with special events through various moderate level tasks including ticket scanning, greeting, wayfinding, interacting with public, etc. 
  • Take direction from gardens staff regarding garden and/or greenhouse work
  • Work together as a part of a volunteer team on garden projects or garden events
  • Volunteer opportunities are also available in youth/adult education, special events, front desk, café, and butterfly house. Additional training and a background check may be required. 

Expectations:

  • Enthusiasm for sharing a love of gardening and the natural world.
  • Participate in orientation, training programs, and program evaluations.
  • Treat visitors with courtesy and respect.
  • Act in a professional manner, which includes respecting confidences.
  • Be accountable to and supportive of the work at The Gardens on Spring Creek.
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Desire to learn about horticulture
  • A positive attitude
  • Must be able to spend days in inclement weather, on feet, and sometimes lifting objects
Time Commitment:
  • To start volunteering at The Gardens, a 1.5 hour in person orientation is required. Orientations occur twice a month - usually once on a weekday and once on a weekend. 
  • Varies depending on specific opportunity. Most volunteer opportunities occur between the hours of 9am-12pm Tuesday-Friday. Weekend and evening shifts are also available in certain areas.
  • All Gardens volunteers will remain active in our database as long as they volunteer at least once within a two-year period. After two years of inactivity, volunteers will be marked as inactive. If a volunteer would like to resume volunteering again, they will need to complete a new volunteer application, attend an orientation, and volunteer interview.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Hannah Krikorian: hkrikorian@fcgov.com, (970) 416-2482 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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


Description:

The City of Fort Collins Forestry Division maintains over 56,000 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.

 

 

Time Commitment:
  • Program will occur Spring through Fall
  • Attend Virtual Orientation (Spring)
  • UFAs get to choose their own hours Monday through Sunday
  • Forestry Staff support will be available Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30pm
  • Attend the Urban Forest Ambassador Appreciation Night (Fall)

 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Molly T Roche: mroche@fcgov.com, (970) 221-6660 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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


Description:

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

BENEFITS 

  • 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.

EXPECTATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

  • Public relations and communication skills, including the ability to interact and work effectively and courteously with people from varying social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Interest in, and knowledge about (will be provided at training) Waste Reduction and Recycling issues.
  • One-hour site tour, and site training (usually an hour or two)
  • Fill out a Shift Feedback Form after every shift.
  • Check-ins: “Coffee Catch-up” meetings with other RA's every other month. Emailing the Coordinator regarding updates.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a position of trust: a yearly background check is required.
  • You must have an email address and basic computer skills (some exceptions may be allowed)
  • You must be 16 (with parental approval if younger than 18) or older to apply for this position.
  • To apply for the Recycling Ambassadors Program, submit an application (on the right side of your screen). 
Time Commitment:
  • Commit to at least one, two-hour shift per week for at least six months.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Adam Egger: aegger@fcgov.com, or apply online to become a volunteer.

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


Description:

Three opportunities!

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. 

Guest Services

Greeting participants, giving tours, walking the facility hourly to do headcounts.

AV Assistance

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.

Time Commitment:

Pool and Billiards Room Maintenance=Weekly (you choose the day and time!)

Guest Services=Weekly (contact ARuffer@fcgov.com for open shifts)

AV Assistance=Weekly/Monthly (for special events/programs)


Ready to get involved?

Contact Ashley Ruffer: aruffer@fcgov.com, (970) 224-6033 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Guest Services


Description:

Help out at the front desk at the Senior Center. Duties may include answering phones, greeting and taking participants counts throughout the building every hour.

Time Commitment:

Weekly.  AM and PM shifts available. Current openings are Tuesday AM, Wednesdays AM & PM and Thursday PM.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Ashley Ruffer: aruffer@fcgov.com, (970) 224-6033 to become a volunteer.

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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Tour Volunteers


Description:

Do you love animals? Do you enjoy interacting with children?  Do you have a special interest in agriculture education?  The Farm at Lee Martinez Park is seeking an enthusiastic volunteer for guided educational farm tours for our visiting school groups.

 

Time Commitment:

Varies according to tour schedule.

Volunteer Benefits:

This position will give volunteers the opportunity to engage and educate the community’s school children, be in the presence of farm animals, and the joy of working outside in a fun environment.

 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Kristen Shope: kshope@fcgov.com, (970) 221-6665 or apply online to become a volunteer.

The Lincoln Center

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

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Performance Volunteers


Description:

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.  

Time Commitment:

We ask that all Volunteers work at least 3 performances a month during the main part of our season (September - June).  Most shifts last 3 to 4 hours.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Tyler Davis: tdavis@fcgov.com, or apply online to become a volunteer.

Transfort

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

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Transfort Volunteer


Description:

Volunteers will work closely with the Transfort Travel Training Coordinator to help educate the community about Transfort services including MAX and FLEX.   

Time Commitment:

Commit to at least 10 hours of volunteer service per year. Schedule varies based on event requests (busiest seasons are spring and summer).

Documents:

View the volunteer description here 


Ready to get involved?

Contact Anna Russo: arusso@fcgov.com, (970) 416-2642 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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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Community Engagement


Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION
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.

 

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES
• 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:

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.


Ready to get involved?

Youth 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


Description:

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?

Contact Sophie Anders: sanders@fcgov.com, or apply online to become a volunteer.

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Youth Instructor Assistants


Description:

Assist Recreation Instructors with youth classes.

Time Commitment:

Time commitment varies depending on class.


Ready to get involved?

Contact Lisa Freeman: lfreeman@fcgov.com, (970) 416-2528 or apply online to become a volunteer.

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