Parks Volunteer Opportunities
Upcoming and ongoing programs
Available flower beds
About the program
There are two Adopt-a-Flower Bed programs. One program calls for adopting an existing perennial or shrub bed and requires weeding and deadheading flowers throughout the season. For those who would like to be more creative, the second program consists of adopting an empty flower bed. This involves designing and planting as well as maintaining the bed throughout the season.
Volunteers, past and present, help develop a strong sense of pride and beauty within the community. They have done an amazing job collecting donations for plant materials, and planting and maintaining their adopted flower-beds throughout the growing season.
The city is committed to using sustainable, low water plants in our public places. City staff will work with volunteers to determine appropriate plant choices for each flower bed. Plants are by donations only; the city cannot provide plants. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, call 303-413-7245.
We are recruiting individuals and organizations to help maintain our 65 parks within the City of Boulder. This is an excellent opportunity to work in your neighborhood park or undertake a team-building project with co-workers. The department will help you choose a park, establish a maintenance schedule and provide you with guidance and support.
These programs provide volunteers with excellent opportunities to gain valuable work experience, make a connection with the community, and meet new people. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, call 303-413-7245.
Established in 1870, Columbia Cemetery was the first permanent cemetery in the City of Boulder, Colorado. Situated on 10.5 acres at Ninth and Pleasant Streets, the cemetery is a virtual "Who's Who" of early Boulder--a historic, cultural, and artistic resource containing the remains of many of our city's founders and pioneers.
In 1999, a cadre of professionally trained volunteers-the Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corps-was established to assist with simple grave marker repair and conservation tasks. The group has spent thousands of hours documenting, cleaning, and resetting the markers, landscaping, providing educational outreach, and performing minor repairs. Some of their skills and accomplishments include:
Not currently recruiting volunteers.
The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department seeks volunteers for the birds of special concern/raptor monitor program at Boulder Reservoir.
Monitors should be able to work independently and should own binoculars. Skilled birders are preferred, but some identification training will be provided for beginners.
Responsibilities include monitoring, observing, and documenting nests, wildlife closures, and surrounding areas for birds of prey, reporting significant events, and assisting with educating the public.
Commitment is flexible but would preferably be from one to four hours on a weekly basis late April through early August. Please call 303-413-7245 for more information.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 08:07