Volunteer groups are invited to contact DPR to find out about volunteer opportunities in parks throughout the city. Projects could include:
• graffiti removal
• trash and debris removal
• mulching trees and shrub beds
• planting flowers, shrubs
• tree planting (Spring & Fall)
• playground maintenance
If interested, please fill out and return the application(PDF, 108KB) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arbor Day | May 13, 2023
DPR's annual Arbor Day celebration is taking place at Montbello Central Park this year, located at Andrews Dr. and Crown Blvd. Volunteers are invited to help the DPR team plant new trees at the park in support of Denver's urban forest. To register, email Tina.Myers@denvergov.org.
Volunteer Host: Chief Hosa Campground
Chief Hosa Campground was opened to the public in 1918 and has served campers in the foothills west of Denver for over a century. The campground is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver and features 48 tent and RV sites. RV sites include water and 30- or 50-amp electrical hookups, and the host site includes a sewer hookup. Camper facilities include a dump station, dish washing station, community activity area, and a bathroom with flushing toilets, running water, and coin-operated showers. We are in the processes of planning and construction for a new campground office and improvements to the community activity area.
Camp hosts generally begin in mid-April to complete training and help prepare for opening and remain for one to two weeks after the campground closes to help close up the campground for the winter. Camp hosts provide their own well-maintained motorhome or trailer and camping fees are waived for the host site.
Download the volunteer host application(PDF, 168KB)
DPR is looking for Volunteers to assist with providing wildlife education to the public at Evergreen Lake, Evergreen Golf Course, Dedisse Park, and the surrounding area.
Mission of the Wildlife Watch Volunteer Program
Interact with lake, golf course, and park visitors to provide information about the local wildlife species and their habits -using materials provided by Evergreen Nature Center to enhance visitors’ understanding of the wildlife around the lake and its surrounding area; Foster interest and enthusiasm for wildlife; Educate visitors about appropriate behavior when around wildlife. Participating volunteers will be asked to attend an in-person Training session in May, before the busy season starts. If interested, please email email@example.com for additional information.
Lights Out Denver
Location: Downtown area
Dates: Migration seasons | March - May & August - October
How You Can Help
Lights Out Denver needs citizen scientists to help gather data on bird collisions in Denver’s downtown area during the Spring (March-May) and Fall (August-October) migrations. A team of volunteers will patrol a route in downtown to inspect the ground for deceased and injured birds, collecting the specimens, recording their findings, and reporting with the project coordinator.
Everyone is welcome. Must be able to walk, wheel, or bike along route and handle light equipment. Bird identification skills are a plus, but non-essential. If you enjoy seeing the sunrise over our beautiful city and want to see our city become a leader in bird conservation, we’d love to have you join our team. Please contact Vicki Vargas-Madrid at Victoria.Vargas-Madrid@denvergov.org or 720-865-4334.
About the Project
The Lights Out Denver program is an initiative of the City and County of Denver and its partners to improve bird conservation throughout the city. Denver Parks Natural Resources is leading the charge to heighten bird conservation awareness through a campaign that aims to join other large metro areas across the country that promotes energy efficiency, money savings, and migratory bird conservation - encouraging buildings in Denver’s core urban center to reduce nighttime lighting.
This initiative is modelled after other established, successful programs in cities such as Chicago, New York City, Washington D.C, and Baltimore. Not only does it protect migratory birds from preventable harm, it helps buildings and businesses reduce their energy demands, lowering their energy costs. In doing so, the City and County of Denver continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship.