Custom Projects and Partnerships
Volunteer projects are fun, easy and make a difference
A volunteer project is a great way for members of your organization to have fun together outside while giving back to the community. It's also a great way for high school students to get their community service graduation hours.
Partner with us!
- It's rewarding - we provide satisfying team-building projects that positively impact the community and the environment.
- It's fun - projects can be educational and offer opportunities for participant bonding and morale enhancement. Get outside and enjoy the scenic views of one of our Town properties in a whole new way.
- It's easy - all tools, materials, supervision and guidance are provided. Or, if you want to get out on your own, contact Marcy Jones via email for details.
Examples of volunteer partnerships
- Schools - guided hike trash clean-ups, wildlife presentations, the Colorado Bluebird Project, trail work and more
- Cub Scout / Girl Scout - merit badge community service and educational presentations (examples include: Earth Day willow harvest and planting event, trash clean-ups, flower planting and more)
- Church youth groups - these can be trail work outings, open space reclamation, or trash clean-ups, depending on the Town's needs at the time
- Businesses - these can be trail work outings, open space reclamation or trash clean-ups, depending on the Town's needs at the time
How to get started
- Fill out a group application.
- Email or call the POST volunteer coordinator at 303-814-7456.
- Find a date and time that works for everyone's schedule and confirm that date with the POST volunteer coordinator.
- Custom group projects usually consist of eight to 40 people.
- Projects are usually scheduled within a 3 to 4 hour time frame, either before or after lunch.
- Waivers (PDF) will need to be completed by all participants and a roster filled out by the group leader on the day of the project outing.
- Trail maintenance - Join one of our scheduled trail maintenance groups. In addition to these groups, we conduct trail maintenance activities on Town properties as needed. Register online. For questions, contact Marcy Jones via email, the POST Partners Volunteer Program Coordinator for more information.
- Trash Pick Up - Join us for weekly trash pick-up outings. Register online. For questions, contact Marcy Jones via email, the POST Partners Volunteer Program Coordinator for more information.
- Noxious weed collection - Knapweed can be eradicated from many of our trails when the plants are cut and bagged. Plus, this gives trail users a better experience when these weeds are removed from the trail edge where they can cut and scratch people's legs.
- Park or Streetscape Landscaping - Mulch replacement or hardscape improvements as needed.
Saying "thank you" to our volunteers
- POST Partner T-shirts (new), water bottles or hats
- Listing on our website and in our monthly and annual reports
- Articles in our annual newsletter and/or program highlight report
- Plaque, award or certificate for your company, organization or participants
Thanks to these organizations who participated in a one-time group project
- American Heritage Girls Group - helped preserve our trees by painting select trees at Sellars Gulch to prevent the beavers from chewing them and Trash Pick Up along Native Legend Trail. (60 hours)
- Boy Scout Troop 261 - disassembled an old fort and trash clean up at Memmen Ridge, trash clean up at Paintbrush Park. (146 hours)
- Calvary Chapel - 50 members of Nueva Vida Calvary Church in Castle Rock came together at Festival Park for Watercress Removal Project and trash pick up along the East Plum Creek Trail. (183 hours)
- CR Moms Social Group - Trash clean up along East Plum Creek Trail and Memmen Ridge Open Space. (125 Hours)
- Cub Scout Pack 260 - Trash clean-up, noxious weed removal and corridor clearing on the trail behind Castle Rock Elementary School. (16 hours)
- Cub Scout Pack 764 - Bison Park trash pick up. (18 Hours)
- Cub Scout Pack 780 - Butterfield Park trash pick up. (36 Hours)
- CVHS/DCHS Paws for a Cause - Arbor Day tree planting at Rhyolite Park. (147 Hours)
- DCHS Football Team - 18 Freshman Football Team members showed up to help with Perry Street Maintenance prior to the parade and 28 members of the three Football squads took turns picking up trash along Hangman's Gulch. (110 Hours)
- Elizabeth High School - On their Big Help Day 73 volunteer came to Castle Rock and removed and replaced mulch along Perry Street. (292 Hours)
- Girl Scout Troop - Trail maintenance and trash clean up at Philip S. Miller Park. (11 Hours)
- LDS Youth Group - 39 members of the Parker Youth Group removed and replaced mulch along Perry Street. (78 Hours)
- Mesa Middle School Atlas Bear Team - Five classrooms of 30 students each helped conduct trail improvements to the Mesa Middle School connection trail, monitor bluebird nest-boxes, collect trash around the school and nearby open space, and clear vegetation along the Mitchell Creek Canyon Trail (300 Hours)
- Renaissance Middle School - Philip S. Miller Park and trail maintenance. (38 Hours)
- Ridgeline Community Church - Trash clean-up, noxious weed removal and corridor clearing on the trail behind Castle Rock Elementary School and Philip S. Miller Challenge Hill step improvements. (86 Hours)
- World Compass Academy - 10 students and one teacher volunteered to remove silt fencing at Philip S. Miller Park. (40 Hours)