Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering during COVID-19

We just added a post about several things you can do to improve the Sand Creek Greenway during this time of social isolation. Click here to get the full information! 

2021 Volunteer Work Days

Due to concerns for the coronavirus, we are monitoring our plans and working with our partner cities to assure public safety. The dates listed are confirmed and you may sign up for them in advanced. However, dates are subject to change depending on COVID-19 safety guidelines.

We will provide more details about exact location and the nature of work involved as each date approaches

March 6th 10am to Noon in Commerce City, Location: Wetland Loop Trailhead located at E. 52nd Ave and Ivy St.

April 3rd, 10 am to Noon, in Denver, Location: Smith Road Trailhead

May 1 10am to Noon, in Aurora, Location: TBD

July 10th 10 am to Noon in Aurora, Location: TBD

June 5th 10 am to Noon in Commerce City, Location: TBD

August 7th 10 am to Noon, Location: TBD

September  Xcel Energy Day of Service- TBD

For more information about 2021 volunteer opportunities, please email Monique “Mo” Fair at mfair@sandcreekgreenway.org

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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