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!
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 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.
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
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED
This is a position of trust, therefore, a background check required.
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.
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
LICENCIAS O CERTIFICADOS REQUERIDOS
Este es un puesto de confianza, por lo tanto, se requiere una verificación de antecedentes.
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
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.
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the IT Department. Volunteer today!
Assist in the development of a comprehensive technology knowledge base for City employees within the IT Service Management (ITSM) system. The articles in the knowledge base will allow employees to quickly and easily search for answers to their technical needs, promoting self-service. Assist in the creation of standard practices to be used when developing knowledge articles, focusing on quality over quantity and ensuring the technical information is conveyed in a way that is easily understood by users at all levels of technical capabilities
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Apply below for the Community Engagement volunteer role.
Questions? Contact Tara Muller
Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Volunteer Services. Volunteer today!
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.
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.
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.