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National Volunteer Week

April 23-29, 2017

You Make a Difference, We Are Celebrating You!

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change.

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New Opportunities

Master Home Educators

The City of Fort Collins Healthy Homes program seeks enthusiastic community members to volunteer to become Master Home Educators. This fun and informative training will provide you with a wealth of information on how to improve the indoor air quality of your own home, and the homes of fellow residents.

Master Home Educators are asked to participate in a 20 hour training and contribute an additional 20 hours to the community conducting home health assessments. For questions and to register for the training, please contact Mary Pat Aardrup at bXBhYXJkcnVwQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==

Fort Collins Recycling Ambassador Program at Timberline Recycling Center

If you are a strong recycling advocate and would like to be more engaged in this effort in our community, consider volunteering as a Recycling Ambassador! You can play a vital role in helping our community to "recycle right" at our Timberline Recycling Center. Below, you'll find a description of our volunteer position and what training will be involved.

This unpaid volunteer position (at the new Timberline Recycling Center) will include the following duties:

  • Greet and welcome Recyclers
  • Answer recycling questions
  • Hand out flyers
  • If possible and willing, assist (disabled or elderly) Recyclers to unload materials
  • No need to "police" Recyclers; however, safety is a #1 priority, so volunteers will report any unsafe conditions to the City

Note: if you are 16 or 17 years of age, a parent will need to sign your application, but will not need to accompany you volunteering.

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About FC Volunteer

The City of Fort Collins is a wonderful place to live, thanks in large part to the residents who live here and are active and involved in their community.

Part of an engaged City is a community that selflessly gives back making the world a better place for those around them. Using their time, talents, treasures, hearts and hands to help others, these people are the backbone of a community. They are volunteers.

The City of Fort Collins (FC) Volunteer Program is designed to creatively engage people in their unique talents. Everyone has unique talents, and when those are paired with a passion to help the results can be amazing.

With that aim, the City promotes volunteer involvement to improve services and create community.

FC Volunteer Guiding Principles:

  • Enhance services by supplementing the efforts of paid city staff with volunteer engagement
  • Offer volunteers opportunities to learn and grow
  • Collect data to show the program’s commitment to cost effectiveness
  • Volunteers are able to see firsthand how the City government operates and function by being involved in world-class programs
  • Volunteers share their unique areas of expertise
  • Volunteers promote citizen understanding and awareness of City government issues and programs
  • Provide a positive experience and environment for both volunteers and paid staff
  • Volunteers are recognized for the value they add to their community

Volunteers are engaged across the City of Fort Collins as:

  • Long-Term Volunteers
  • Short-Term Volunteers
  • Interns
  • One-Day Volunteers


Charlotte Boney | Volunteer Program Manager | (970) 416-4245 | Y2JvbmV5QGZjZ292LmNvbQ==

Mailing Address

215 North Mason
2nd Floor- Human Resources
PO Box 580
Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580