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!

Have a story suggestion or want to write a guest feature? Contact Kellie Flowers at 303-715-1010 ext. 130 with your idea.

This year, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) completed our 1,000th volunteer stewardship project and designated 2017 as our Grand Milestone season. Since we started more than 30 years ago, our volunteers have touched nearly every corner of Colorado, building and improving trails; managing invasive species; and restoring the land after natural disasters.

Of course, a lot has changed since we first encouraged Coloradans to get their hands dirty in 1984. To share how we got to our Grand Milestone, let’s take you back to our roots.


On Saturday, October 21, nearly 300 people will gather in Cheyenne Mountain State Park just outside of Colorado Springs for a truly unique trail race: the Cheyenne Mountain Run. Now in its third year, the race gives runners exclusive access to the Dixon Trail, a yet-to-be-completed route to the top of Cheyenne Mountain.


From Crew Chefs to Crew Leaders, volunteer leaders are critical to the success of VOC projects. To celebrate their inspiring work and help you get to know them better, we’ll feature different volunteer leaders from time to time. Today, we’re putting Crew Leader Ryan Durham in the spotlight!