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 El Paso County Fairgrounds Corporation

April 2018 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking a community-minded citizen volunteer to serve on the El Paso County Fairgrounds Corporation.

The El Paso County Fairgrounds Corporation is currently seeking one private citizen. Applications for the open position are due by April 27, 2018.

The Fairgrounds Corporation is a non-profit corporation established by the Board of El Paso County Commissioners to acquire, manage, and/or hold a liquor license assigned to the El Paso County Fairgrounds; to coordinate the use of the El Paso County Fairgrounds for special events which the consumption of alcohol is desired; and through its operation, to provide funding to support the El Paso County Fair, the El Paso County Fair and Events Complex, and the El Paso County 4-H program.

Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Swink Hall on the El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 10th St Calhan, CO.

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Colorado State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Looking for Cat Superintendent

April 2018 – The Colorado State University Extension El Paso County 4-H Youth Development Program is currently looking for a motivated and caring adult whose love for cats is only surpassed by the love of sharing their passion for felines with school-age youth (ages 8 to 18).  This is a volunteer position that requires an application and screening process.  The 4-H Cat Superintendent will work collaboratively with 4-H support staff to educate youth about cats and cat care while promoting positive youth development in El Paso County.  This position is responsible for utilizing 4-H Cat Project Curriculum to teach topics such as:  responsible cat ownership, cat breed identification and characteristics, and training and showing cats.  Prior cat showing experience not required, training will be provided.  4-H volunteers are provided accident insurance coverage and have liability protection through Colorado State University.

Interested parties are asked to contact the CSU Extension Office by calling 719-520-7690, or e-mailing: csu4h@elpasoco.com.

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Volunteers Needed for El Paso County Planning Commission

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Planning Commission. Applications for the open position are due by April 20, 2018.

The Planning Commission is currently seeking three new associate members.

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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Volunteer Needed for El Paso Citizen Outreach Group

El Paso County, CO, March 26, 2018 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking a community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group. Applications for the open position are due by April 9, 2018.

Citizen Outreach Group
The Citizen Outreach Group (COG) serves as a committee to review and assess, in its capacity, 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.

The group consists of 11 members: one from each of the county’s five commissioner districts, and six at-large representatives. District and at-large members serve for three-year terms, with terms limited to two consecutive terms.

Citizen Outreach Group (COG) meetings will be held on the dates listed on the 2017 Proposed Meeting Schedule & Agenda, and most meetings will start at 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Applications are being accepted for one at-large member.

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Volunteers Needed for Innovation and Technology Committee

El Paso Colorado Springs, CO, March 21, 2018 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Innovation and Technology Committee (ITC). Applications for the open positions are due by April 13, 2018.

The Innovation and Technology Committee is currently seeking one member representing the field of information technology, one member representing the field of academia, one member representing the field of transportation and one member representing the field of operations research.  The BoCC are also seeking five at-large El Paso County residents with interests in the missions and goals of the ITC.

The Innovation and Technology Committee advises the Commissioners and County Executive Directors on the overall technological condition of the County, assists in planning the use of new technologies, and offers ideas to adopt or consider how new and future technology may impact services of El Paso County in an efficient, cost-effective, and responsible manner.

The ITC shall be composed of nine voting members representing a cross section of the community who have working knowledge of developing technologies and innovation processes.

Board meetings will be scheduled following appointments of new members.