Volunteers visit the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center.

Each year Trees, Water & People has over 100 volunteers and interns who help with our program and administrative tasks. Last year, more than 5,000 hours of their time, talent, and expertise were donated!

Volunteers and interns contribute a number of different ways, some of which include stuffing mail, drafting grant proposals, translating documents, weeding in our garden, conducting research, assisting with outreach at local events, and working at off-site projects like planting trees on tribal lands.

Intern or a volunteer?

Trees, Water & People has 4-6 internships available every fall, spring, and summer. Every intern is expected to work between 5-10 hours a week and there is the possibility of receiving school credit for students that are interested. Our rolling application deadlines are April 1st for summer internships, June 1st for fall internships, and November 1st for spring internships.

Be an intern

Volunteers do many tasks from cleaning our garden on Remington Street to helping replant areas of Fort Collins to stuffing envelopes for our mailings. We often have a need for on-going volunteers who can come into our office and help on a weekly basis.

We know that people are busy, but if you are interested in a volunteer experience that does not require a regular time commitment, you can still help by becoming an on-call volunteer. Check out our current volunteer opportunities below or sign up for our email alerts to get notifications about upcoming events.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


Regeneration of Longview Trail

What: Revegetation of Longview Trail
When: May 12th, 2018, 9am to noon
Where: Hazaleus Natural Area

Trees, Water & People, United Way, and the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas have partnered for National Volunteer Month for an opportunity for volunteers to give back to the environment.

The City of Fort Collins has partnered with the City of Loveland to construct Longview Trail that runs from Loveland to Fort Collins. The construction of this 4.4 mile stretch of paved trail will connect Fort Collins to Loveland. This project is also in conjunction with the construction of the Fossil Creek Trail connection, between College Avenue and Shields Street.

Volunteers will work to revegetate the area after construction. This will include the planting of wetland plugs in Hazaleus Natural Area. This is a family friendly event with more information to follow. Natural Areas will provide all tools, safety equipment, snacks, and lunch.

Interested volunteers should sign up on the City of Fort Collins page.

Planting Trees on Pine Ridge Reservation

What: Planting Trees on Pine Ridge Reservation
When: May 7th, 2018 - May 23rd
Where: Pine Ridge Reservation

Trees, Water & People will be planting 29,000 seedlings on Pine Ridge Reservation to restore a 20 acre burn site.

We are asking volunteers to commit to a minimum of three full days of work. Lodging and food will be provided, but please bring your own work gloves. Jobs include planting trees, transporting trees, cooking, cleaning and general maintenance of facilities.

Interested volunteers should contact National Director Eriq Acosta at eriq@treeswaterpeople.org

Lakota girls pick vegetables from Solar Warrior Farm.