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 regularly highlights different VOC leaders, in all capacities, so that we can share with you the inspiring work they do to care for Colorado's outdoors! Here, we'd like to recognize Kathryn Gray Beck.

Kathryn began volunteering with VOC in 2010. Since then, she has served as a Crew Leader on several projects and is trained as an OSI Instructor. This year, she also was part of VOC's 30th Anniversary Celebration planning committee, helping VOC to successfully commemorate three decades of caring for Colorado at Denver's Confluence Park on August 23. 

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VOC regularly highlights different VOC leaders, in all capacities, so that we can share with you the inspiring work they do to care for Colorado's outdoors! Here, we'd like to recognize Ellen Urell.

Ellen discovered VOC on a community bulletin board at REI. After attending her first project in 2013, she was instantly hooked.

"VOC combines my enjoyment of the outdoors, volunteerism, and great people. Not much can be better than that," said Ellen. "I also love the fact that our projects provide immediate benefits for the entire community."

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VOC regularly highlights different VOC leaders, in all capacities, so that we can share with you the inspiring work they do to care for Colorado's outdoors! Here, we'd like to recognize Rose Beyer, a VOC Crew Chef and volunteer since 2008. 

For her first two years with VOC, Rose mostly worked on trail construction projects, and then one fall was asked to serve as a Crew Chef at a small event. She said yes, with no idea that this experience would lead to her new calling. Rose has since served as a Crew Chef on more than 35 VOC projects!

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It is with great sadness that Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) shares with you the passing of one of our longtime volunteers, Steve Hartwell. Steve died on September 10, 2014 following a year-long battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Here, we would like to pay a special tribute to Steve's life and the lasting legacy he leaves behind. 

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