Red Rock Canyon
The Friends of Red Rock Canyon advocacy group is seeking volunteer experts to present RRC-related topics during Talk and Walk programs. Email email@example.com or call David at 719-685-4792. Also, the city of Colorado Springs is organizing volunteer work days on second Saturdays through October. They start at 8 a.m. and last four to six hours. Sign up to receive news about volunteer activities at redrockcanyonopenspace.org/volunteer.
Friends of the Peak
The FotP group is accepting applications for those interested in volunteering as a board member or field staff. FotP has opportunities throughout the year to work on Pikes Peak trails. Information: friendsofthepeak.org.
Manitou boards and commissions
The Historic Preservation Commission needs two regular members and two alternates; the Housing Advisory Board needs three regular members and two alternates; the Park and Recreation Advisory Board needs one alternate; the Planning Commission needs one alternate; and the Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage board needs two alternates. To apply, submit an application form (available at tinyurl.com/jb9fyz9e), a letter of interest and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to City Clerk, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: tinyurl.com/Manitou-boards-commissions.
Chamber of Commerce
People who are familiar with the area and like helping others are needed to assist at the chamber. Information: 685-5089.
Community Congregational Church
People to help with the office, worship services and pantry are all needed and welcomed. 103 Pawnee Ave. Information: 685-5255.
Trails and Open Space Coalition
After a two-year respite, TOSC will bring back the Starlight Spectacular, its summer fundraising event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13. Dedicated volunteers are needed for the event committee, which will collaborate with TOSC staff to oversee event plans and execution. Information: www.trailsandopenspaces.org/starlight-spectacular or email@example.com.
Manitou Springs Carnegie Library
Interested in serving on a citizen’s group to collaborate with Manitou Springs City Council and the Pikes Peak Library District to help ensure the Manitou library stays a Carnegie library for next 100 years? If so, please send your name and contact information to preserveMScarnegie@gmail.com.
The Manitou Springs Heritage Center needs volunteers to greet visitors at the front desk and assist working in the collections of historic photos and artifacts; training is provided. The museum has other volunteer opportunities that don’t require being on-site or scheduling regular hours, such as helping with the website, producing videos and creating audio tours. Anyone with some time to donate who is curious about Manitou’s history is encouraged to apply. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.manitouspringsheritagecenter.org or 685-1454.
Trail Ambassador Program
The Trails and Open Space Coalition is managing this effort to enhance experiences in local parks by providing environmental education, promoting safety and acting as the “eyes and ears” about what happens there. Training is provided. Information: www.trailsandopenspaces.org/get-involved/programs.