Are you ready to get involved with the local community? We're ready to connect you with the right opportunity!

Below are some of the most current, up-and-coming volunteering opportunities in the Roaring Fork Valley. Follow the links to get started. Looking for other ways to volunteer? Check out our mentoring and ongoing volunteer opportunity pages.

Want to arrange a project for your department? Contact Matthew Hamilton. These are great opportunities to get to know your co-workers, get outside and give back locally.


1. Valley Settlement, Crawford Properties LLC and The Colorado Health Foundation are building a playground! On Saturday, August 18, 200 volunteers from across our valley will come together to build a great new place for kids to play in ONE day. With the completion of a new roundabout the only playground for 300 mobile homes was eliminated. Come build a new place for our children to play. On August 16th and 17th a smaller number of skilled volunteers will be needed to prep the site and materials. The project is in partnership with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most. Sign up and learn more.

2. Aspen Skiing Company - Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteer Trail Projects: Monday - September 10, and Thursday - October 4 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Sign up for one or both days. Build/maintain a trail within the mid/upper valley. These projects include a hike to the project site. Additional details will be provided as the project dates approach.

3. Independence Pass Highway Cleanup: Tuesday, October 9 - Plan on being available from 9 AM to 1:30 PM (noon if only participating in actual cleanup and not joining for lunch). Each year, a group of ASC employees heads out to clean up a 4-mile stretch of Independence Pass. After we finish our cleanup work, we'll have pizza. Sign up ASAP as space is limited and this project is always popular. Details of meeting locations and a van pool for those who are interested will be sent out at a later date.

Register for any of these projects in advance by contacting Matthew Hamilton.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects. Their public projects are open to anyone and everyone looking to take care of our trails and wetlands!

Linkins Lake/Lost Man TrailWhen: Saturday, July 21st (8:30 AM to 5 PM)
Where: Independence Pass/East of Aspen
Project Signup: Linkins Lake/Lost Man Trail

Red Hill Trail Project
When: July 24th through August 22nd (Tuesday evenings, 4 PM to dusk)
Where: Carbondale
Project Signup: Red Hill Trail Project

Hay Park/Thomas Lakes Trail ProjectWhen: Backpacking optional: the weekend of August 17-19 (8:30 AM to 5 PM)
Where: At the foot of Mt. Sopris/Carbondale
Project Signup: Hay Park/Thomas Lakes Trail Project

Family-Friendly Crooked Creek Wetlands ProjectWhen: September 8th & 9th (car-camping optional; 8:30 AM to 5 PM)
Where: Frying Pan Valley/East of Basalt
Project Signup: Crooked Creek Wetlands Project

Hanging Lake/Spouting RockWhen: Saturday, September 22nd (8:30 AM to 5 PM)
Where: Glenwood Canyon
Project Signup: Hanging Lake Trail Project

South Graham Mesa TrailWhen: Saturday, October 13th (8:30 AM to 5 PM)
Where: Rifle
Project Signup: South Graham Mesa Trail Project