Volunteer Opportunities

The Town of Grand Lake heavily relies on community volunteers for its continued success. We are always looking for more outstanding individuals to help staff events, assist committees, raise funds and contribute their unique skills, knowledge and expertise to our community efforts. If you are looking to give back--whether you are here for one day, one season or are a full-time resident--we need you! Here are a few ways to get involved in the community:

Do you know of a local organization that could use volunteer support? Please send an e-mail to webmaster [at] toglco.com to have your listing added to this page.

Town Cleanup
Town Cleanup Day

This annual event is held on a Saturday in May to get our town parks, trails and open spaces looking clean and beautiful for the summer season. Volunteers are needed to help pickup trash and debris along the roads and in the parks, and monitor the large dumpsters brought in for the event to ensure no hazardous materials, electronics, etc are disposed of. Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Check the calendar for specific dates and times, or contact Town Hall at (970) 627-3435 for details. 

Grand Lake Area Historical Society
Grand Lake Area Historical Society

The Grand Lake Area Historical Society was formed in 1973 to preserve the only remaining log hotel built in Grand Lake prior to 1900, known today as the Kauffman House Museum. In 2009, the Historical Society purchased the Smith-Eslick Motor Court & Cottage Camp museum. Volunteers are needed help operate and maintain these two museums. Volunteers work one 3-hour shift per week during the summer season at either the Kauffman House or the Cottage Court, and sometimes BOTH! It can be a fun social experience, meeting people from all over the world, sharing our community’s amazing history. Please call/text Elin at 970-509-9556 to sign up. Learn more at grandlakehistory.org.

Rotary Bingo
Rotary Club of Grand Lake

The Rotary is actively seeking new members to attend meetings, assist in fundraising and help staff their signature summer events like Bingo and Pancake Breakfasts. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 8 a.m. at the Grand Lake Center and are open to the public. For more information, please contact Club President, Jim White, directly at bobcatjw1 [at] gmail.com

Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce
Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center

The Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce handles Marketing and Events for the Town of Grand Lake. They rely on volunteers to provide customer service in the Visitor's Center, to organize and staff several signature events throughout the year, and sit on their board and committees. Visit their website at www.gograndlake.com for details.

Grand County Water Information Network
Grand County Water Information Network (GCWIN)

Whether you are a water professional, want to learn more about environmental issues, or just love our rivers, streams and lakes, volunteering for GCWIN is a fun way to help support environmental conservation in your own community and help keep our watershed healthy! Visit www.gcwin.org/volunteer for more information. 

Continental Divide Trail Coalition
CDT Gateway Community Program

Grand Lake is honored to be one of 20 official "Gateway Communities" to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT). During the summer months hundreds of hikers pass travel through town while attempting to complete the 3,100-mile trail, which stretches border-to-border from Mexico to Canada through the Rocky Mountain region. As a Gateway Community, we coordinate group activities (like pint nights, barbecues and day hikes), educate the community (with library presentations, event booths and fundraisers) provide hiker assistance (like helping with transportation, lodging and re-supply needs) and generally offer a local source of information and camaraderie to celebrate the trail throughout the year. Contact the Town's Community Engagement Manager, Katie Hearsum, at khearsum [at] toglco.com, to learn more about this program and what you can do to help our hikers!