Black Canyon Open Space

Volunteers are needed to help remove trash from abandoned illegal camps. The clean-up starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 9; volunteers should meet on foot at the Black Canyon/Garden Drive intersection. The camps are about a 30-minute hike from there. Participants will haul trash down the hillside, and should wear safe and sturdy footwear and bring water. Work gloves are recommended. Fill out the registration and release form at

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 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

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, a letter of interest and a resume and/or statement of qualifications to City Clerk, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 or to Information:

Chamber of Commerce

People who are familiar with the area and like helping others are needed to assist at the chamber. Information: 685-5089.

Old Colorado City History Center

People with computer skills, history re-enactors (actors), bookstore help and general help at events are needed. Stop by 1 S. 24th St. or call 719-636-1225 and leave a message for Director Barb Sweat. Information:

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: or

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