VOC Blog & News


Welcome to VOC's Blog and Newsroom, where you'll find the latest on VOC events and accomplishments, volunteer stewardship tips, behind-the-scenes stories, features on VOC staff and volunteers, industry insights and more!

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VOC's Cairn Youth Program guides and challenges high school students to become caretakers of Colorado's extraordinary natural resources.

Alli Gunther is currently in her second year with Cairn. According to Alli, she was never outdoorsy growing up, and it wasn't until she started reading books by Edward Abbey (an author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues) at the age of 15 that she became interested in the outdoors. 


On Saturday, November 7, VOC welcomed over 100 leadership volunteers to Lucille’s Creole Café for the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The event honored a number of dedicated volunteer leaders and highlighted individuals who made significant contributions to VOC this season with a dinner and special presentation of awards. This year's "Of the Year" award recipients include:


Reviewers Give VOC Five Stars for the Second Year in a Row

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been honored with a prestigious 2015 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. 


On Tuesday, October 20, the statewide nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) will host a first-time event at downtown Denver’s historic Oxford Hotel, featuring speakers, live music, and local wines and food. The event will benefit VOC, whose mission is to motivate and enable people to be active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.