Family Volunteering (ages 6+)

Volunteering as a family with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a strong bonding experience and a great way to give back to Colorado while discovering new places! In addition to providing unforgettable adventures and experiences, VOC hopes to help youth foster an appreciation for nature that will bring about a new generation of leaders in stewardship and conservation. 


Many of VOC's volunteer opportunities are family-friendly, which means that children as young as 6 can work alongside their parents, siblings, and friends. Projects take place near the Front Range and beyond, and range from gardening and tree planting, to invasive weed removal and light trail work. Whether a half-day, full-day, or overnight camping experience where we do the cooking (complete with s'mores!), VOC works to make sure our projects are welcoming and safe for kids, often offering fun stewardship learning activities along with the work.

To volunteer as a family:

  1. Browse the volunteer opportunities for projects that are family-friendly by using the filter “youth ages allowed”.
  2. Find the project(s) that interest you and register your family. 
  3. A few weeks before the project date, you’ll receive details about the project, including what to wear, what to bring, a map, and details about the important stewardship work you’ll be doing.

Questions about adult supervision? 

  • All youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • On one-day projects, youth ages 16-17 may volunteer without an adult but must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • For overnight projects, all youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Please contact Allison Bell at 303-715-1010, ext. 114.