Volunteer Services Newsletter

April is National Volunteer Month and National Volunteer Week is April 17-23. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Each year, Volunteer Organizations shine a national spotlight on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Read on to find opportunities to give back to the community you love.

Volunteer in the Parks

It's time to get your hands dirty and help us do some spring cleaning in our lovely Parks. We have three great projects to choose from. All equipment will be provided for these family-friendly projects.

Downtown Mulch Project,
9 am. to noon

Meet at our Utilities building, 222 LaPorte and head out to help Parks staff prepare the downtown for a summer of festivals and fun.  All equipment will be provided.

Downtown Mulching

Friday, April 22 Earth Day!

Spring Cleaning at Fossil Creek Park, 8 am to 2 pm

Enjoy a morning outdoors and help our Parks staff get ready for another season. All equipment will be provided. Meet in the most eastern part of the east parking lot (due east of basketball courts).

Fossil Creek Park

Saturday, April 23

Park Clean Up at Spring Canyon Park, 9 am to 2 pm

Help Parks staff get Spring Canyon Park ready for a busy season of outdoor fun!

Spring Canyon Park

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City Council Proclamation

Volunteers give their time to numerous efforts across the city, including youth sports, maintenance of trails, parks and natural areas, event support, victim advocacy, restorative justice programs and many more. During 2020 and 2021, nearly 4,000 individuals volunteered approximately 137,000 hours to a variety of different programs and initiatives, providing an equivalent of nearly $4.2 million in economic impact to our community.

Staff will be present on Tuesday, April 19 to accept the City Council proclamation naming April 17-23 as National Volunteer Week.

Recreation Seeks Summer Volunteers
Did you know that our Recreation programs are made accessible and affordable because of the many volunteers who help out? Please consider one of these current openings!

Love Nature and the Outdoors and want to tell the world about it?
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to do 2 presentations at the beginning of this year’s Camp FunQuest season, the week of June 6th is themed, “Call of the Wild” If you think you have a great topic you could entertain kiddos with, ages 5-11+,please let us know. Field trip Drivers are also needed. Training is included, no DOT requirements. You can commit to as few as 4 shifts per month or more if you want to lend your help to our Fort Collins Youth! 

The Fort Collins Senior Center is looking for an additional assistant for our weekly Friday “Donut Make you Wonder” group from 10-11am. Tasks include facilitating discussions about current events, interacting with Older Adults and filling in as a back-up lead when necessary. This is a great opportunity for those to love to socialize and laugh! We currently have 1 leader and 1 member/assistant so you will be well supported!

Mulberry Pool front desk coverage:
While Mulberry pool may be closed to the public, we are still offering swim classes! We need volunteers to cover front desk shifts throughout the month of April and early May. 

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Ashley Ruffer at aruffer@fcgov.com

Thank You Volunteers!
Whether you volunteer for an hour or a day, volunteers make the world go around and power this community. Next time you are at your child's soccer game, thank the coach, they are probably a volunteer. When you are greeted by a friendly face on the hiking trail, thank them, they are likely a Volunteer Ranger Assistant.  When you see your next show at the Lincoln Center, remember that the person scanning your ticket is a volunteer. In fact, 38% of Fort Collins residents give back to the City they love by volunteering.  Thank you!

Volunteer Services
215 N Mason St 2nd Floor
Fort Collins, CO 80524