RMFI relies on the dedication and generosity of over 1,000 volunteers annually to accomplish its trail and restoration project goals. RMFI offer opportunities for youth and adults, individuals and groups. Join us in protecting and restoring our most treasured natural landscapes.
Check out our calendar for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
RMFI hosts single and overnight programs for individual volunteers throughout the field season, April through mid-November. Current projects sites include Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Shelf Road Recreation Area, Blanca Peak and others. The focus of the programs varies according to what current tasks are being undertaken, but typically include erosion control, restoration, revegetation, and trail trail reconstruction including the construction of steps, risers, and retaining walls. Participants must be 16+ years of age, or 13+ with a parent or guardian.
RMFI encourages youth involvement during its volunteer workdays. For regular open enrollment workdays, minimum age is 16+, or 13+ with parent or guardian. RMFI offers days tailored specifically for middle and high school students once per month in the spring and fall through its youthDIRT program (youth Direct Involvement in ResToration). These days are typically 3.5 hours long and do not require a parent or guardian present. Please see our youthDIRT page for more information or our calendar for specific dates. Open to youth 11+.
RMFI loves working with groups! RMFI hosts workdays for large and small groups including schools, businesses, universities, athletic teams, religious and civic organizations, military groups and others within the Pikes Peak region. The programs are tailored to accommodate the parties involved. Please contact RMFI to schedule a group.
How to sign up
Please see calendar for upcoming workdays. Preregistration is required! Please register over the phone (719-471-7736) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with RMFI. Some days fill well in advance, so early registration is encouraged. You will be emailed directions, maps and a release form when you register. All volunteers will need to fill out a release form prior to program participation.
What to bring on a volunteer workday
Bring a water bottle, sack lunch, and rain gear. Wear sturdy & weather-appropriate clothes (preferably long pants), work shoes or boots (NO open toe shoes!!!), and sunscreen. We have work gloves to loan. For overnight programs, we will provide a packing list.