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NextGenServe is a City volunteer service club for youth ages 11-18 that focuses on growing leadership skills and service in the Fort Collins community. Volunteers learn about a variety of career paths and work alongside trained City staff in various settings, including parks, natural areas, and the Garden on Spring Creek.  

In addition, the NextGen program adopts the Xeriscape Garden outside of City Hall over the summer, where they meet and interact with City leaders from across the organization, have opportunities to talk to City staff about their career path, and learn about jobs in local government. 

This opportunity is open to all youth interested in and driven to learn about leadership, service to their community, and a desire to explore a variety of careers.

Where:  Drop off will be at 300 LaPorte Street, City Hall

When:  Tuesdays and Thursday, 9-12; June 14-August 12

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Make a difference this summer!

Give back to the community you love and build your resume at the same time! Projects will include:

  • Gardening with horticulture staff at the Gardens on Spring Creek
  • Restoration projects at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
  • Representing the City at large events through out the summer
  • Serving as project leaders for other teens

Fun Projects!

NextGenServe will engage youth in projects across the City that are both fun and educational.

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Explore Careers

As a NextGenServe club member you will interact with City staff to learn about careers in horticulture, utilities, natural resources, management and more!

Learn Public Engagement

Public Engagement is a technique used to help City staff understand how we can serve the community better. The City's Public Engagement staff will teach you:

  • How to start a conversation with someone new
  • How to offer helpful information about a topic of interest
  • How we engage with our community at events and solicit feedback.