Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

NPET event scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd 2018, at 10:00 am!

**CANCELLED– due to muddy conditions and rain, we have to cancel our workday out at this site. Please mark Dec 1st on your calendar for our next volunteer workday**

WHAT: This event is scheduled 10:00 am – 12:00 am in Commerce City

WHO: Families and Individuals alike! This volunteer event is open to everyone.  Minors under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign a volunteer waiver.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to join!

WHERE: Commerce City where the Sand Creek meets with the South Platte trail. Take E. 64th Ave West from Colorado Blvd. You will go under an underpass which is I270 and you can park in the open areas.

WHENSaturday November 3rd 2018 from 10am to 12pm

DETAILSWe will be focusing on protecting newly planted trees for the winter and some trash pickup. AND, we’ll be treated to a special introduction to urban birding by Carl Bendorf, board member of the American Birding Association and owner of Colorado Birding Adventures!  

Please dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes and remember to bring a water bottle.  We will provide a water jug for refills as well as all tools and work gloves. Delicious Starbucks Coffee and bagels will be provided as well! Thanks to Starbucks and Einsteins for their generous support of NPET!

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled and volunteers will be notified via email.  RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. Please contact Courtney at cgarwood@sandcreekgreenway.org or 302-229-4365 with any questions.

Our volunteer work days are generously supported by Suncor Energy, with additional support for the Aurora work days from ConocoPhillips.  Special thanks to Xcel Energy for support of naturalist participation in our work days. Thank you all!

 We hope to see you there!


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Ride & Report      

Commitment: 2 hours per month (any day or time)  –   Ride an assigned 2 mile section of the Sand Creek trail and email a short report of any observed trail maintenance needs or other observations.

Administrative Work

Commitment: 6-10 hrs per month (during the work day; some projects may be able to be done remotely on your own time)  –   Interested in volunteering without getting your hands dirty? Come help us out in the Sand Creek office! We always need help updating paperwork and sending out mailings.

Youth Program Volunteer – NextGen Partners

Commitment: One or more 2-hour sessions per month (usually in the late afternoon) –               NextGen is Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership’s youth program that exposes underprivileged students to environmental education and natural resource careers. Assist in writing curriculum, researching field trip opportunities, and teaching lessons.

Spanish Translators

Commitment: 2-4hrs per month (during the work day or during special events)   –  Are you fluent in Spanish? We are always trying to make our materials available in Spanish as well as English.  Help us translate posters, signs, and pamphlets.

Trail Maintenance

Commitment: 2-10hrs per month (any day and time)   –   If you can’t make it to our monthly volunteer clean-up events, help us out on your own time.  There are always places along the trail that need work.  We provide the tools, and will pick up the trash bags when you’re done!

NPET Team Leaders

Commitment: 3hrs per month (the 1st Saturday of most months, from 9am-noon) –  Do you want to take a leadership role during our monthly volunteer events?  We need team leaders to support other volunteers during NPET. Leaders will guide groups to work sites and will oversee the volunteer team activities.

Special Event Team Leaders

Commitment: 4 hours per month (on an as-needed basis)  –    Sometimes we host special volunteer projects for corporate, scout, or school groups and need extra team leaders to guide a group of volunteers doing a specific task.


One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Check back soon for opportunities.


Our volunteers have invested time, talent, sweat and experience to help build the Sand Creek Regional Greenway. We thank you for all that you do!

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About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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