Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, August 3rd Volunteer Work Day

WHAT: This event is scheduled 10:00 am – 12:00 am at the Smith Road trailhead area of the Greenway in Denver.

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!

WHEN: Saturday August 3rd 10am to 12pm

DETAILS: As always, we’ll work on projects under the direction of city staff–habitat restoration or projects relating to trail upkeep and development.

We’ll be joined by an intern at Denver Parks and Recreation to learn about “Lights Out Denver,” a new program to save energy, money and migratory birds.  We’ll hear about this briefly at 10 am before our work begins!

Getting to the Smith Road trailhead: To reach it by car, turn west onto Smith Road from Havana. By foot or bicycle, travel north up the Westerly Creek trail to the confluence of Westerly Creek and Sand Creek.

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 breakfast snacks will be provided as well! Thanks to 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 Mo at mfair@sandcreekgreenway.org with any questions.

2019 Volunteer Work Day dates

March 2 Commerce City
April 6 Aurora (with a visit by the Denver Botanic Garden)
April 20 Earth Day festivities (Walk through Commerce City, Denver and Aurora, with a visit by the Butterfly Pavilion!)
June 1 Aurora (We’ll be joined by Carl Bendorf, board member of the American Birding Association and founder of Iowa Young Birders for a brief talk on birding on the Greenway at the beginning of this work day!)
August 3 Denver (We’ll be joined by an intern with Denver Parks and Recreation to introduce the new program, “Lights Out Denver,” to our volunteers–saving energy, money and migratory bird populations)
September 7 Xcel Energy Day of Service Commerce City
October 5 Denver

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.

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 10am-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.

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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