Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Arvada uses volunteers in several places in the organization but at the present time we do not have a volunteer coordinator and so we do not coordinate volunteers through a single application process.

The Arvada Police Department uses volunteers in a variety of assignments.  If you are interested, you apply on line with the link at the bottom of this page under "links."

 The Arvada Reservoir uses volunteers to serve as rangers to check permits, collect fees at the gate, and assist people around the area. Contact Tom Griffiths at 720-898-7416 for more information.

The Arvada Center uses volunteers to help with ushering, children's programs, gallery activities and events, and office work. Contact the Arvada Center at 720-898-7211. To view volunteer positions, click here. To apply for a volunteer position click here.

An Adopt a Street program keeps roadways clean. Contact the City Utilities Department at 720-898-7760 for information about streets available for adoption.

An Adopt a Trail program focuses on keeping trails clean and maintained throughout Arvada. Contact Tom Griffiths at 720-898-7416 to find out where you can help.

The Municipal Court uses teenage volunteers to run a program called Teen Court; however, they take a break through the summer. You might consider checking into this program when school starts again next fall. Contact the Municipal Court to find out more about this program, 720-898-7150.

Table Mountain Animal Center (TMAC) is Jefferson County's animal shelter where a large portion of the funding to operate the shelter and comes from the public and volunteers play a vital role in day to day operations.  TMAC serves all cities within Jefferson County and Animal Control officers take lost pets. To contact TMAC, call 303-278-7575.

Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council each year. Applications and interviews are required. Look for the application and information in the Arvada Report in January of each year or contact the city clerk's office, 720-898-7550.

Many agencies in Arvada use volunteers to provide community services and you will need to contact them individually to find out if they need assistance. Here is a list of just a few.

  • Arvada Community Food Bank, 303-424-6685.
  • Seniors Resource Center 303-238-8151
  • Meals on Wheels 303-294-0111
  • Foster Elementary School has a Summer Arts Camp 303-982-1680
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Center/Jeffco Volunteer Caregivers 303-233-3362
  • Colorado Homeless Families 303-420-6634
  • RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of Jefferson County 303-235-6946


Any number of private organizations may be looking for volunteers and you may contact them directly for more information.

"Developing the Foundation for a Great Organization"