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.
Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training
The application for the 2021 Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training is now open!
This program consists of an intensive 2-day training and subsequent certification process that provides committed trail volunteers the opportunity to "take it to the next level." TOSC, FoTP, the City of Colorado Springs Parks & Rec., and RMFI will teach you how to lead safe, successful trail projects and develop basic trail construction and restoration skills! This training weekend will take place online through virtual lessons as well as in-person at North Cheyenne Cañon Park on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2.Learn More & Apply!
Seasonal Job Opportunities
Do you love working outside and being a steward of public lands?
We have two types of positions currently open for the 2021 season: Field Instructors! These exciting opportunities to join our team will allow you to work in some of Southern Colorado and the Pikes Peak Region’s most outstanding natural areas, as well as lead community volunteers, youth corps crews, and students in completing a variety of trail and restoration projects!Learn more & apply!
Earth Corps Field Studies Program
This summer, Earth Corps students will live at the Crags Campground near Divide, CO for 18 days and will help construct the new Devils Playground Trail to the top of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain!
Earth Corps is an 18-day field studies course that provides motivated, environmentally conscious undergraduate students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado mountains! The program will take place from July 26 through August 12, 2021!Learn more & apply!
RMFI's 40th Anniversary
RMFI is celebrating 40 years of stewardship! We couldn't have reached this phenomenal milestone without the support of volunteers and partners like you. That's why we will be celebrating all year long with events, prizes, and more! First up is our "40 Years of Discovery" contest sponsored by Mountain Chalet where you can visit RMFI project locations and win prizes! Click here for contest info and how to sign up to participate!Learn more!