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. We are at capacity for Youth SWAT projects this season, so check back with us later!
- 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.