About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.
VOC works with conservation and land agencies and relies on thousands of people annually to provide a volunteer workforce for outdoor stewardship projects. These projects take place across Colorado – from city parks and open spaces, to grasslands and foothills, to alpine meadows and peaks.
The Kind of Work We Do
VOC offers projects for the general public as well as customized youth and business group projects in trail construction and maintenance, invasive species management, habitat restoration, gardening and planting, forestry management, flood and fire restoration, recreational improvement, and historic preservation. While work varies in type and difficulty level, all projects are fun, gratifying, and address a critical stewardship need. Learn more about the importance of outdoor stewardship and VOC’s work.
VOC has opportunities for everyone – children and teens, families, young professionals, retirees, school and community groups, and corporate employees.
Skilled and effective leadership is also critical to delivering a great volunteer experience and ensuring our work is productive and sustainable. All VOC volunteer leaders are trained through our Outdoor Stewardship Institute, a training program for outdoor stewardship leaders.
VOC encourages everyone to participate in our DIY Stewardship Program. It’s simple to download our free mobile app – YourCO – making a commitment to being an everyday steward and earning points, digital badges, and great prizes, too.