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 Boards & Commissions Department. Volunteer today!
Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to affordable housing issues of concern to the City.
Advises the City Council regarding policies, plans, and programs to improve and maintain the city's air quality.
Advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the incorporation of works of art into construction projects.
|Advises the City Council on transportation issues. The Bicycle Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Transportation Board.|
The Building Review Commission Hears requests related to the Fort Collins building codes and hears appeals relating to contractor licensing matters.
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.
Advises and makes recommendation to the Director of Cultural Services and the City Council as to rules, regulations, policies, administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to Cultural Services including the Fort Fund Grant Program
Serves as an adviser to City Council on issues relating to citizens with disabilities.
Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to economic health and sustainability of the City.
Advises the City Council and staff regarding the development and implementation of the city's energy policy.
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.
Makes recommendation to the Community Services Director and the City Council as to rules, regulations, policies and administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to the operations and maintenance of all City-owned golf courses.
Primary functions are the local landmark designation of historic properties and the review and approval of plans for exterior changes to them.
Promotes the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and discourages all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, etc.
Advises City Council and staff on matters relating to the City's Natural Areas Department.
Approves variances from the requirements of the Land Use Code and hears and decides appeal from any decision made by and administrative official pertaining to a specific property.
Advices the City Council on all matters pertaining to natural resources and environmental protection issues of concern to the community.
Responsibilities include making recommendations to the City Council regarding the implementation of parking plans, advocate for parking initiatives and programs, and educate the public about parking.
Advises and makes recommendations to Community Services and the City Council for their approval to rules, regulations, policies and administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to Parks and Recreation, excluding matters relating to the operation and maintenance of City owned parks, golf courses and cemeteries.
Responsibilities include making recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning, annexations, major public and private projects and any long range planning activities (such as City Plan or subareas plans) that require Council approval.
Help aging citizens in Fort Collins and the surrounding area live full and interesting lives so that they might continue to contribute, participate and share in the life of the community.
Advises the Fort Collins City Council on transportation issues. The Bicycle Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Transportation Board.
Advises the City Council regarding water, wastewater and storm-water policy issues such as water rights, planning, acquisition and management, conservation and public education, flood plain regulations, storm drainage and development design criteria.
Informs and advises the City Council on policy issues affecting women.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Neighborhood Services Department. Volunteer today!
The City of Fort Collins seeks willing volunteers who want to help their neighbors through this uniquely challenging time. Volunteers will be paired with neighbors in need who are vulnerable to COVID-19 and need assistance with daily tasks. Tasks may include but are not limited to grocery shopping and delivery, basic errands, driveway shoveling, and more.
Time commitment will vary depending on availability and need.
This is a position of trust- background check required
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!
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.
• 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
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.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the IT Department. Volunteer today!
This is a volunteer position collaborating on projects relating to the City Open Data portal. Projects will use existing and new datasets with goals of assisting City departments to use their data more efficiently and making the data more accessible for a wide range of resident interests.
Using analysis, coding, visualization, and other skills to assist City staff in decision-making around data. Using the OpenData Portal and Github for storyboards, visualizations, and analyses. Collaborating with other volunteers and City staff.
This assignment is very flexible. Please commit to one volunteer meetup (in-person or virtual) each quarter.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Parks Department. Volunteer today!
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.
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.
Greeting participants, giving tours, walking the facility hourly to do headcounts.
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=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)
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.
Weekly. AM and PM shifts available. Current openings are Tuesday AM, Wednesdays AM & PM and Thursday PM.
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.
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.