Volunteer With Us

Volunteerism and the sense of compassion, empathy, and mutual understanding that community service helps develop are fundamental to achieving a sustainable community. From tutoring children to removing invasive species to volunteering at the CC Farm, students, faculty, and staff can make tangible contributions that address sustainability challenges through community service. Community engagement can help students develop leadership skills while deepening their understanding of practical, real-world problems. Colorado College can contribute to our campus community by harnessing our financial and academic resources to address community needs. In addition, we can contribute toward sustainability broadly through inter-campus collaboration, engagement with external networks and organizations, and public policy advocacy. 

If you have any questions about our volunteer programs, please email the Sustainability Coordinator Mae Rohrbach at mrohrbach@coloradocollege.edu  

Programmatic Volunteer


The Programmatic Volunteer position is a great way to dive deeper into the ongoing efforts of specific teams in the Office of Sustainability. If you are hoping to focus on building certain skill sets, gaining new experiences, and learning about the processes to make a change on the CC campus, this position is what you are looking for! The position does require more hours to be dedicated to the Office of Sustainability, but it is flexible and highly rewarding. Depending on the team and your passion for certain topics, there is an opportunity to lead small projects and events within the team.

Is This Right For You:
  • If you have the time to commit up to 2-3 hours weekly or 10 hours blockly and want to get involved with ongoing efforts at the Office of Sustainability, this position allows you to work with a specific intern team on accomplishing set goals.

  • If you are hoping to become a future Office of Sustainability Intern, this is a great way for you to work closely with the interns and the efforts they pursue throughout the academic year.

Required Expectations:
  • Volunteer up to 2-3 Hours/Week or 10 Hours/Block on a specific team 

  • Record your volunteer hours on a blockly basis 

  • Attend the OOS Meet & Greet in B2 on Oct. 3 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. 

  • Attend 2 team meetings with the Sustainability Coordinator in B3 and B6
  • Take an end-of-year feedback survey in Block 7 
Applications to volunteer for the OOS have closed this semester. There are other ways to engage with the office via our programs/initiatives. We have opportunities come up throughout the year as well - so be sure to read our newsletter.

This program is meant for current CC students ONLY.

About the Application:
  • Includes 3 Written Questions 
    • How do you define sustainability, and what does it mean to you?
    • Why are you interested in volunteering with the Office of Sustainability? Please share your expectations and what you hope to gain from this experience as a volunteer.
    • What are some of your strengths, and are there any specific team(s) you are most interested in supporting this year where your strengths can make a valuable contribution?
  • Choosing a Team(s)
    • On the application, you will be asked to specify the team(s) you want to volunteer for. Your application will be sent to those team(s) for review. You may have multiple interviews, and eventually, you will be placed on one team. There may also be opportunities to support other teams throughout the year. 
    • Teams: Emissions, Communications, STARS, Waste, and CC Exchange
    • Learn more about each team and what you might be doing throughout the academic year! 


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EcoFund Volunteer

EcoFund Volunteer

EcoFund Overview

The mission of EcoFund is to foster the design and implementation of campus sustainability initiatives and to put into action one of CC’s core values, “nurturing a sense of place and an ethic of environmental sustainability." EcoFund is available to currently enrolled CC students and provides financial support for projects, events, or research - for up to $2,500 per application. 

Volunteer Description: 
  • The OOS is looking for 2-3 volunteers to help with the marketing of EcoFund, review of EcoFund applications, and support project follow-up with applicants.  

  • Occasional meetings with the Sustainability Director and Coordinator will be required to review and discuss EcoFund applications. 

  • Occasional meetings with the Sustainability Coordinator will be set to identify independent tasks related to EcoFund.
Required Expectations:
  • Volunteer up to 2-3 Hours/Block 

  • Record your volunteer hours on a blockly basis

  • Review applications on a rolling basis throughout the academic year 
  • Meet with the Sustainability Coordinator as needed 

Become An EcoFund Volunteer:
  • Reach out to the OOS by emailing sustainability@coloradocollege.eduInclude a brief email about WHY you are interested in getting involved with the EcoFund.

  • Meet 1:1 with Sustainability Coordinator Mae Rohrbach to learn more and determine if this will be meaningful work for you during your time at CC. 
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