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Volunteer Opportunities

The Parks Department is stewards for 6 community parks, 44 neighborhood and pocket parks; and 29 miles of recreational trails. We provide clean and safe outdoor environments for the citizens of Fort Collins to enjoy and recreate.

We recognize that our City is a community of action, and our community organizers are a wonderful asset and value in sustaining our incredible outdoor resources.

Some of the volunteer opportunities Parks can offer a person or group who are interested in volunteering their time on an occasional basis are: mulching tree rings, weeding, planting, painting, raking; and more. We also recognize that you may have skills that you would like share. Perhaps you have an idea about mitigating the graffiti or vandalism in your parks, or maybe you're experienced in water management and would like to share your knowledge.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise in the parks for a single-day event, we'd like to hear from you. Please contact us directly at 970-221-6660.

For those of you who would like to volunteer on a regular basis, we have Adopt-a-Programs. Perhaps you enjoy walking or biking on a particular trail, or maybe you live close to and play in one of our wonderful parks; if you want to help by volunteering your time please click on the following links to learn more and apply on-line.

Adopt-a-Trail *** Adopt-a-Park

If your time is limited making it harder to volunteer, but you want to help make a difference, you can adopt-a-median or a downtown flower pot with a financial contribution.

Adopt-a-Downtown Flower Pot *** Adopt-a-Median

Parks would like to encourage people of all "abilities" to volunteer with us and share their talents. We provide tools (rakes, trash bags, etc.), and work with individuals or large groups to help accommodate the needs of the volunteer(s).

Court Ordered Community Service ***

In addition, court ordered Community Service opportunities are available on a case-by-case basis. If you have a need to perform community service, please click on the link above and complete an on-line background check through Verified Volunteers. Please note, a background check can take up to two weeks to get back so if you have an immediate need for hours other options may need to be found. If you have additional questions, you can contact Parks at: cGFya3Nob3BAZmNnb3YuY29t. Please type Community Service Need in the subject line.