Volunteer while your here

When you visit Ouray, Colorado, as part of the "Do Ouray Right" campaign, you can make a meaningful impact by participating in various volunteering activities. Join local efforts to pick up trash, maintaining pristine surroundings, or contribute to trail maintenance, ensuring safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences for all.

Additionally, consider volunteering at local events and festivals, embracing the warm Ouray community and leaving a positive mark on this picturesque mountain town while you explore its natural beauty.

How you can help

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    Help Pick Up Trash

    While you are out hiking, camping, or exploring waterfalls help pick up trash you may find.

    If you stop by the Ouray Visitor Center we would be happy to supply you with a Smokey Bear pull-string trash bag and gloves!

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    Volunteer at Events

    Throughout the year Ouray is a host to many events for every season.

    We have running races, jeep outings, ice climbing festivals, and more!

    See our events schedule if there are any events you may be interested in.

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    Volunteer with Ouray Trail Group

    Help us maintain and restore hiking trails in and around Ouray County. OTG provides trail stewardship under a Volunteer Service Agreement with the US Forest Service and in partnership with local governments and landowners to keep some of America’s most dramatic and beautiful trails safe and sustainable. To participate, join the Ouray Trail Group, and sign up for one of the scheduled trips below. You will receive updates and news by email.

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    Help With Projects vis San Juan Mountains Association

    Volunteers are the heart of the San Juan Mountains Association. We have a wide variety of volunteer programs to meet a broad range of interests from visitor outreach to outdoor education to stewardship projects and more!