Inspiring young people to care for Colorado’s outdoor places is incredibly important.
That's why we offer a 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. 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 about 30 teens each academic year in monthly activities regarding environmental education, outdoor adventure, stewardship tasks and leadership training. The program culminates in a stewardship project that the students plan and manage.