Youth and Families

Helping young people get involved in preserving the future of Colorado’s wild places is incredibly important to Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC). Check out our variety of hands-on volunteer and leadership programs designed for youth and teens!

Family- and youth-friendly volunteer opportunities (ages 6+): Volunteer projects where families and youth can enjoy time outside together while safely discovering the wonders of nature and giving back to Colorado.

Youth groups and school volunteer opportunities (ages 6-18): VOC offers all sorts of ways for youth and school groups to get involved and give back, from joining a scheduled public project to taking part in a customized volunteer Youth SWAT (Stewardship with a Team) project. Many SWAT locations are close to neighborhoods and schools! Participants receive an educational component before and after the project to learn about the importance of the work they are doing.

Cairn Youth Program (high school students): VOC's award-winning Cairn Youth Program engages around 30 teens each academic year. Every month between September and May, students meet with adult mentors and special guests to participate in environmental education, outdoor adventure, stewardship, and leadership training.

Questions? Contact Taylor Driver at 303-715-1010, ext. 114.