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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. -Nelson Henderson

Grow, Explore, Learn, Serve

Do you love beautiful scenery, getting fresh air, and that great feeling after a hard day's work? How would you like to meet friends, learn a new skill, and work together as part of a project team? 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has a long and rich history of counting volunteers as valuable members of our team, with some being involved for over 20 years!
Volunteers serve in a variety of roles including hosts, naturalists, wildlife transporters, trail workers, assisting CPW staff and much, much more. 

Opportunities vary by season and by Region, making for a diverse program.

Current Volunteers  Go directly to t​he database.

New Volunteer?  Please follow these steps to register:

  1. ​​Go to our​​​​ Volunteer Opportunities page​ to apply online. 

  2. Search for ​a volunteer opportunity that interests you.​

  3. If you are unsure of the opportunity you are interested in, please register for the Regional New Volunteer Registration that corresponds to the region in which you reside (see our state map for different regions​​​​). 

  4. Once you have registered, we will be in touch with you regarding the next steps needed to complete the volunteer registration process.

f you experience any problems with the database, we would like to assist. Please email the Statewide Volunteer Program at​ or call at (303) 291-7299.​

Thank you for your interest in supporting the stewardship of Colorado’s natural resources! ​