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10,000+ community members donated time to the City of Fort Collins in 2019

Released on Monday, May 11, 2020
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For the second year in a row, the City of Fort Collins received valuable assistance from more than 10,000 individual volunteers in 2019.

Last year 10,708 volunteers committed 152,002 hours of service to the City organization in areas like Police Services, Parks, Recreation, The Gardens on Spring Creek, Natural Areas and more.

Among other projects, volunteers planted 200 plants, collected 297 bags of trash, and maintained 4 miles of trails. Volunteers make the City’s Youth Sports program possible, keep parks and natural areas pristine and make experiences in City facilities friendly and educational.

“Volunteers play a critical role in caring for our community, particularly right now,” said Sue Schafer, the City’s volunteer services program manager. “While some of our more traditional volunteer opportunities have been unavailable in recent weeks due to COVID-19 closures, hundreds of residents have stepped up to help in this crisis by adopting a neighbor, sewing masks and helping with other virtual volunteer projects.”

The hours donated in 2019 were the equivalent of 73 full-time employees and provided a $3.95 million economic impact to the community, according to www.independentsector.com.

For more information on the City’s volunteer program and opportunities, visit fcgov.com/volunteer .

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