Rocky Mountain Field Institute actively engages thousands of community volunteers every year through the completion of trail and restoration projects that help conserve and protect our treasured public landscapes.About Us
I've come to Garden of the Gods on an almost weekly basis for the past 3 years and it was fulfilling to finally be able to give back to it, even if just a little. The RMFI team is passionate about the work they do and it definitely gets passed down to the volunteers and keeps them motivated throughout the day as well. The entire team was kind, inclusive, knowledgable, and approachable. Can't wait to volunteer again.
3rd Annual Colorado Public Lands Day
Join RMFI, the City of Colorado Springs Parks Department, Friends of Red Rock Canyon, UpaDowna, and Fossil Craft Beer Company for a celebration of the 3rd Annual COLORADO PUBLIC LANDS DAY!
The morning will kick off with a 8:00am to 12:00pm stewardship project in Red Rock Canyon Open Space followed by FREE lunch for volunteers and guided interpretive hikes in the park! After all that, keep the celebration going by joining us at Fossil Craft Beer Company for a special Colorado Public Lands Day party! There we will celebrate the release of a RMF-IPA limited edition brew to benefit RMFI and have door prizes for volunteers and lots of other fun!Sign Up to Join Us Now!
Earth Corps Field Studies Course
Applications are now open for RMFI's 18th annual Earth Corps College Field Studies Course, happening summer 2019! This award-winning program for undergraduate students provides participants the opportunity to live, work, and learn in the backcountry of the Colorado wilderness all while earning 4 college credits in Geography and Environmental Studies.
Course Dates: July 8-28, 2019Learn More & Apply
Volunteer With Us!
It's here! RMFI's spring volunteer workday calendar has been posted. We're just waiting for YOU to sign up and join us for a great day, or weekend, or trail work. Our spring workday schedule has opportunities including trail finishing work in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, trail maintenance in Garden of the Gods Park, new trail cutting in Black Forest's Pineries Open Space, basecamp pack-in hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and more!Find Workdays Now!
Calling All Backpackers!
On June 15, 16, and 17, we are seeking volunteers to help us pack our summer basecamp into the Willow Lake Basin of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains! Once set up, our trail crews can continue work on the Kit Carson-Challenger Ridge Trail realignment project. This will be great training for backpacking season, and you will doing it for a cause! To boot, this trail and lake up top are gorgeous, a must-do in Colorado. Help us by carrying a load on 1, 2, or all 3 days of our pack-in weekend!
Learn More & Sign Up!