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Stewardship Volunteer Opportunities#

Natural areas are yours to treasure today, and for the future. You can help manage and restore the land as a stewardship volunteer. The Natural Areas Department provides opportunities for individuals, families, large and small groups.

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One-Day Projects

Individuals, families and small groups can participate in one-day stewardship volunteer projects. These projects typically take place each year on Earth Day, Colorado Public Lands Day, National Trails Day, and National Public Lands Day. Get notified about these events by subscribing to the Natural Areas e-newsletter.

Large groups of eight or more can also make a stewardship service project request. Due to high demand, only two activities per group per year are permitted.

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Long-Term Opportunities

Support stewardship in the natural areas by volunteering long-term. Opportunities include adopting a natural area, becoming a Volunteer Crew Leader on stewardship projects, or becoming a Volunteer Gardener.

Learn More about Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities

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Other Opportunities

Groups and volunteers can also volunteer to clean up a natural area through Pick It Up FoCo. This volunteer opportunity can be planned independently, just follow the steps linked below and start volunteering. For groups of 15 or more, you will need to get a special-use permit.

Learn More About Pick It Up FoCo

More Volunteer Opportunities#

The Natural Areas E-newsletter is a great way to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities, year-round!

Check out the Citywide Volunteer Opportunities Directory for more ideas of how to get involved.