The El Paso County Volunteer Program is a wonderful opportunity for citizens to learn about the various functions of county government as well as give back to the community. The County’s numerous boards and commissions need your experience, talents and time.

Complete the Application Form

Download one of the following application forms and apply via EMAIL, FAX, or POSTAL MAIL

Application Form for El Paso County Volunteer Program: PDF

Application Form for El Paso County Volunteer Program: WordDoc

Fill out the application form and:

  • EMAIL the completed application form and letter of interest and/or résumé to Volunteer@elpasoco.com or
  • FAX the completed application form and letter of interest and/or résumé to (719) 520-6397 or
  • POSTAL MAIL the application and letter of interest and/or résumé to:

El Paso County Commissioners’ Office
Attention: Ingrid Mobley
200 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208
(719) 520-6391
IngridMobley@elpasoco.com

Volunteers Needed for Road Impact Fee Advisory Committee

Colorado Springs, CO, November 15, 2019 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Road Impact Fee Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by December 13, 2019.

The Committee was created by the El Paso County Planning and Community Development Department and the Department of Public Works to provide recommendations to the Commissioners on the implementation of the unincorporated county-wide road impact fee program, in compliance with local, state, and federal laws.

The Advisory Committee consists of nine members. Membership is comprised of the following groups: three members of the development community, three county staff members, one representative of the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association, and two citizens-at-large. Terms are for three years and are limited to two full consecutive terms.

The board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30, at the Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, Pikes Peak Meeting Room, Colorado Springs, CO.

The Road Impact Fee Advisory Committee is seeking one Development Community Representative. The Representative of the Development Community shall represent the development community and own property or represent a party who owns property that is subject to the Fee Program.

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Volunteers Needed for CSU Extension Advisory Committee

Colorado Springs, CO, November 11, 2019 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County CSU Extension Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by November 25, 2019.

The CSU Extension Advisory Committee is currently seeking one member representing 4-H and one member representing Horticultural/Natural Resources.

The mission of the El Paso County Extension Advisory Committee is to promote, advocate, and support the County’s Cooperative Extension programs and staff by developing and implementing a strong marketing strategy that results in educating community officials and providing information flow between county citizens and the Cooperative Extension.

The CSU Extension Advisory Committee consists of 12 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. Terms are limited to two full consecutive terms.

The committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Locations vary but meetings are typically held at the Extension Office, 17 N. Spruce St., Room 224, Colorado Springs, CO.

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Volunteer Needed for Housing Authority Board

El Paso County, CO, November 1, 2019 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking a community-minded citizen volunteer to serve on the El Paso County Housing Authority Board. Applications for the open position are due by December 6, 2019.

The Housing Authority Board is currently seeking one new member with knowledge and experience related to multifamily housing finance and/or development.

The El Paso County Housing Authority was established in 1993 by the Board of County Commissioners to help promote the availability of decent, safe, and accessible dwelling accommodations in the County for persons of low- to moderate-income. The Authority is composed of five commissioners appointed by the County Commissioners and is staffed by the County’s Economic Development Department. While the Authority was formed as a public housing authority pursuant to HUD guidelines, it was not established as a “typical” public housing authority to own public housing or administer HUD programs. Instead, it was formed to allow for loans to be made with the Housing Trust Fund (HTF), which was created by the Private Activity Bond financing for the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of single and multifamily residential housing and makes recommendations to the Board of El Paso County Commissioners concerning the allocation of these bonds.

Meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm (as necessary) at the Economic Development Office at 9 East Vermijo, Colorado Springs, CO.

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Volunteers Needed for Citizen Outreach Group

El Paso County, CO, November 19, 2019 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group. Applications for the open position are due by November 26, 2019.

The Citizen Outreach Group (COG) serves as a committee to review and assess the progress of the County Strategic Plan, the County’s Five Year Financial Roadmap and the activity of the Public Safety tax, in an effort to provide the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and County Administration with updates and recommendations. The COG, in its capacity, shall support the County’s efforts in hosting the County Citizens College, the County Fair and other related events, in order to encourage and enhance transparency and collaboration between citizens and County government.

There are 11 members on the Citizen Outreach Group; one from each of the county’s five commissioner districts, and six at-large representatives. They serve three-year terms, with terms limited to two consecutive terms.

Citizen Outreach Group (COG) meetings will be held on the dates listed on the 2019 Meeting Schedule & Agenda, and most meetings will start at 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Volunteers Needed for Noxious Weed Advisory Commission

El Paso County, CO, November 1, 2019 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Noxious Weed Advisory Commission. Applications for the open position are due by November 15, 2019.

The Noxious Weed Advisory Commission is currently seeking one new member.

The Noxious Weed Advisory Commission develops and tri-annually reviews an action plan for the integrated management of state-mandated weeds; designates additional weeds that are or have the potential for becoming problematic in the county; and recommends to the Board of County Commissioners that identified individual landowners be required to submit their management strategies to control targeted plants to the El Paso County Environmental Division. As established by Colorado Noxious Weed Act, Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S)35-5.5-101, et seq to be eligible to serve on the Noxious Weed Advisory Commission as a citizen must meet all three requirements listed below.

  1. Be a resident of unincorporated El Paso County
  2. Be a resident of El Paso County for a least one year and
  3. Own 40 acres of land or more.

Additionally, the Commission serves to educate the public by speaking to groups and homeowner associations and by displaying educational materials at community events.

The Commission has one annual meeting scheduled at the Environmental Division Office, 3255 Akers Drive in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Volunteers needed for the El Paso County Planning Commission

El Paso County, CO, November 1, 2019 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications are due by November 15, 2019.

The Planning Commission is currently seeking one (1) Associate member.

The Planning Commission reviews planning petitions and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on land use requests, and prepares a Master Plan for unincorporated areas of the county. The commission consists of nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. Associate members may also be appointed for one-year terms. Terms are limited to two full consecutive terms, except for associate members who may be reappointed for an indefinite number of terms.

Commission meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 9 am at the Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Community Development Advisory Board

El Paso County, CO, November 1, 2019– The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Community Development Advisory Board. Applications for the open position are due by November 15, 2019.

The Community Development Advisory Board is currently seeking one new member currently residing in and able to represent County Commissioner District 2.

On April 1, 2009, El Paso County became an “entitlement community” and was awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

The Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) reviews matters of importance regarding the CDBG program and makes recommendations to the Board of El Paso County Commissioners concerning community development issues and use of CDBG funds.

Meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (as necessary) at the Economic Development Office at 9 East Vermijo, Colorado Springs, CO. (across the street from the courthouse)

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Advisory Board

El Paso County, CO, November 1, 2019 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Advisory Board. Applications for the open positions are due by November 15, 2019.

The role of the El Paso County CSBG Advisory Board is to participate actively in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program in El Paso County, serving low-income communities and making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms; members are limited to two full consecutive terms.

Commission meetings are held quarterly; March, June, September, and December on the 2nd Friday of the month from 2:00-3:30 PM at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Advisory Board is currently seeking two new members. One member must be from the low-income sector and one member from the private sector.

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Highway Advisory Commission

El Paso County, CO, November 1, 2019 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Highway Advisory Commission. Applications for the open position are due by November 15, 2019.

The Highway Advisory Commission reviews and comments on issues relating to the management and operation of the Transportation Division and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Highway Advisory Commissioners must demonstrate an active interest in the goals and objectives of the Transportation Division, and be willing to work with other members to achieve the goals and objectives and help resolve problems. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms; members are limited to two full consecutive terms.

Five members represent each of the county commissioner districts, with the remaining members representing the county at-large. Commission meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am at 2880 International Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Highway Advisory Commission is currently seeking one new member for District 5.

You must live in District 5.