Volunteer Connections

Featured Volunteer Opportunity

Health Department 

Help support your community at the Public Health Englewood office. We’re seeking a volunteer receptionist to help direct phone calls, assist clients with sign-in, and accept deliveries. Hours are 2-3/days/week, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5p.m. Must commit to at least a six-month period. Apply Below.

Annual Volunteer Opportunities 

Arapahoe County Fair

Arapahoe County celebrates its Fair the last weekend of July each year at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds at 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, CO 80016. The fair is an incredible value for families looking for a full day of laughter and good wholesome fun. Volunteer recruitment will open closer to the event.

Treat Street

Each year in October, the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds hosts an annual event for a day of trick-or-treating and spooktacular family fun. Wear your favorite costume and head down Treat Street. We’ll have games and activities, petting farm, live entertainment, costume contest, pumpkin painting, adult beverages, food trucks, and more! Volunteer recruitment will open closer to the event.

Visit the Village

Each year in December, the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and Event Center hosts Visit the Village, where you can spend the day strolling through our local vendor village, making crafts, enjoying various children's activities, food, beverages, and more! Volunteer recruitment will open closer to the event.

Snow Shoveling for a Senior

For individuals in need of assistance, snowy walkways and driveways create a safety hazard and can even be life-threatening. This program will match you with a senior in need, within walking or short driving distance to your home. Your help will provide a genuinely needed service to your neighbor with the added bonus of a free, feel-good work-out! Apply Below.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

CSU Extension: 4-H Project Leader

4-H Organizational, Project, and Resource Leaders teach youth new skills in one or more project areas. 4-H has 270 project areas to choose from, including gardening, arts, sewing, photography, cooking, cake decorating, model rocketry, livestock, and horse showing. Leaders are responsible for organizing and directing club meetings, teaching skills, and supporting 4-H youth as they prepare to exhibit their project work at county contests or the County Fair. Leaders also teach valuable skills such as leadership, ethics, decision-making, record-keeping, responsibility, and community service.

  • Enrollment for new leaders begins every year in November. 
  • $5 first time and re-enrollment fee 
  • Learn more information about the 4-H Program and becoming a volunteer leader.

Shoppers for Seniors 

Volunteers are paired with one or more seniors to help with weekly (or as needed) grocery store trips. The volunteer can also assist with putting groceries away, prescription pick-up, and mail pick-up. Apply Below.

17 Mile House Farm Park

Family fun and educational events will start back up in April 2023. The house and barn interiors are also open for group tours and school visits by appointment only. Visitors can step back in time at 17 Mile House, a 160-year old farm which served as an important resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. This County-designated heritage area is managed by Open Spaces with support from volunteers. Volunteers lead tours, interpret historical and natural history, and provide hands-on experiences. Volunteers also create interpretive displays, maintain the gardens, and care for the historic collection of artifacts. Volunteer recruitment will open closer to the event.

Sheriff's Office

For information on current volunteer opportunities with the Sheriff’s Office please email bwright3@arapahoegov.com

Get Started and Apply Now!

We appreciate your interest in our volunteer opportunities at Arapahoe County. Please note, all our volunteers may be subject to a background check.

To apply to any of our current volunteer opportunities please fill out an online application.

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General Volunteer Questions

Email Daniela Villarreal at dvillarreal@arapahoegov.com.

Court-Ordered Community Service Inquiries

Email communityservice@arapahoegov.com