Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for you to help us enhance public understanding of forestry's role and value in a healthy natural environment through hands-on projects and training.

CSFS Volunteers at 2014 Scout Foresty Field Day.

Volunteer Opportunities
November - December 2014

Sunday, Nov 2
Workday at the Guadalupe Center
Greeley

  • We will clean up the property and chip slash
  • The project helps the Guadalupe Community Center and homeless shelter
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Lunch provided)
  • Meeting Location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins
  • Transportation: We will carpool in CSFS vehicles
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Tuesday, Nov 11 & Thursday, Nov 13
Project Learning Tree Workshop at CSFS Seedling Tree Nursery
Fort Collins

  • Learn about Colorado State Forest Service resources available to help landowners achieve the stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments
  • Tour the nursery and learn how nursery staff grow thousands of trees for conservation plantings
  • Learn about the recent discovery of the emerald ash borer in Colorado and what this means for Colorado's urban and community forests
  • More information about Colorado's Project Learning Tree
  • Cost: $35 (students $25) - Covers evening refreshments and the PLT Activity Guide
  • Continuing Education Credit: Optional half credit $35 register on site, Grades K-12
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. (both days)
  • Location: CSFS Nursery, 3843 Laporte Ave., Bldg. 1060, Fort Collins
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Wednesday, Nov 19
Cut & Sand Tree Cookies for Educational Outreach
Fort Collins

  • We will cut, sand and drill holes to create tree cookies. The tree cookies will stock craft supplies for educational outreach at various events
  • The cookies are used to teach youth about trees and wood products; also used to make holiday ornaments
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (you can volunteer for any shift or the whole day)
  • Meeting Location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Saturday, Nov 22
Christmas Tree Harvest for the Gift of a Green Christmas Charity
Pingree Park

  • The Gift of a Green Christmas Charity provides freshly cut trees to Larimer County families in need
  • Volunteers will help cut trees with handsaws
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (possibly an earlier return time)
  • Meeting Location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins
  • Transportation: We will carpool in CSFS vehicles
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Saturday, Dec 6 & Sunday, Dec 7 (Separate Events)
Holiday Tree Cutting & Sales
CSFS Golden District

  • We will assist customers and families with finding holiday trees
  • Money raised through sales will go to the CSFS Golden District and Denver Mountain Parks
  • This should be a fun and festive project
  • Volunteer on Saturday, Sunday or both days. Cut your own tree to bring home!
  • Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (both days)
  • Meeting Location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins
  • Transportation: We will carpool in CSFS vehicles
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Wednesday, Dec 10
Volunteer Appreciation Night
Fort Collins

  • Create your own wreath and tree cookie ornaments!
  • Slideshow of highlights from CSFS Volunteer projects in 2013-14
  • Recognition of CSFS Volunteer efforts
  • Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (we can provide transportation from CSU campus, if requested)
  • Meeting Location: Fort Collins District Office, 3843 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins
  • Contact: nancy.dadisman@colostate.edu

Read highlights of previous events in the TWIG volunteer newsletters

Ongoing opportunities: If you are interested in volunteering for specific events or during the week to plant trees, weed or help grade trees at the nursery, please contact:

Jamie Dahl
Experiential Learning Coordinator
(970) 988-3667
jamie.dahl@colostate.edu