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 one alternate. 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:

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 workdays 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

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.

Heritage Center

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:, 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:

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:

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:

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


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