Get Involved


We believe that the protection and restoration of our public lands relies on cultivating an ethic of public stewardship, environmental responsibility, and action. For this reason, RMFI runs hundreds of volunteer project workdays annually to heal and restore public lands throughout Southern Colorado, with an emphasis on the Pikes Peak region. Our Community Volunteer Stewardship Program provides a wide range of opportunities for volunteers of varying skill levels to get involved, including youth, adults, and small and large groups. Our expert field instructors lead volunteers on workdays that not only accomplish impressive on-the-ground results but are also a whole lot of fun. We rely on the assistance of thousands of volunteers each and every field season.

Ready to join us? Check out our Projects and Events Calendar or learn about how to Volunteer as a Group.

If you have questions, take a gander at our Volunteer FAQs.

Earth Corps: Summer Field Studies Course

Earth Corps is our signature education program run in partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Earth Corps is a 30-day summer backcountry environmental service and field studies course that provides motivated, environmentally conscious undergraduate students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado wilderness. The dealine to apply for Earth Corps 2017 has passed. Please check back later in 2017 for the 2018 program information and application. 


Earn valuable environmental stewardship and project management experience while spending time outside improving your outdoor leadership skills with a fun, nontraditional internship with RMFI! Contact [email protected] for current openings. 

Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training

Are you a seasoned volunteer wanting to take your volunteering to the next level? The PPRCLT is the first step in becoming a trained and certified trail crew leader, able to assist in leading critical trail and restoration projects throughout the Pikes Peak Region. 

Citizen Science Research and Monitoring Program

Looking for a new way to volunteer with RMFI? Do you prefer measuring tapes over pick mattocks? RMFI is launching a new restoration monitoring program. Volunteer citizen scientists will measure restoration efforts to facilitate our understanding of how the trails are changing over time and how our trail work influences that process. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in this capacity, please contact Maggie Gaddis at [email protected].

Work for Us!

Particularly at the beginning of each field season, RMFI seeks experienced folks to join our team. Check out our Jobs and Internships page to look for the latest listings.

Other Ways to Give Back

Looking for another way you can support RMFI? Check out a list of other needs HERE, and thanks!