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.
College Field Studies Course
Applications are now open for RMFI's 18th annual Earth Corps College Field Studies Course, happening July 8-28, 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.Learn 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!
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Crew Leader Training
Take your volunteering to the next level. Happening April 26-28, 2019, the Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training is an intensive weekend-long training for experienced volunteers who are interested in becoming certified Volunteer Crew Leaders. The training is hosted in partnership by RMFI, Trails and Open Space Coalition, Friends of the Peak, and the City of Colorado Springs, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department.Learn More & Apply