Boulder Valley Inner City Outings


For prospective volunteers

Getting More Information about the Program

If you would like more information about volunteering with Boulder Valley ICO, you should download our New Volunteer Packet. The New Volunteer Packet answers many of the most commonly asked questions about the program (including minimum volunteer commitment, the age of the children with which we work, and the available levels of volunteerism within the program). The packet is also intended as a reference for new volunteers to consult as they begin involvement with the program.

You can also view videos and photos from recent outings by clicking here.

If you have other questions about the program, please feel free to contact our chairperson, Michael Le Desma by email at It is often helpful to provide your phone number in that email.

Signing Up to Volunteer

To begin volunteering with Boulder Valley ICO, you must complete and submit a volunteer application, a volunteer agreement, and an ethics agreement. These files are in PDF format and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is software you can get for free. If you do not have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free here.

You should fill out the Volunteer Application Form on the computer before printing, signing, and mailing it to us. You can (and should) also email the completed document using the button at the bottom of the form (or by manually attaching the file to an email directed to Michael Le Desma at Volunteers must also complete our Volunteer Agreement Form and Ethics Forms, which are included with the application documents. These agreements should simply be printed, signed, and mailed in with the hardcopy of your Volunteer Application.

The address to which hardcopies should be mailed is:

Boulder Valley ICO
637 South Broadway
Suite B, No. 117
Boulder, CO 80305

The application documents can be downloaded by clicking here.

Processing Your Application

When we receive your application, we will add you to our email list. We will also send you (by email) the instructions, link, and password needed to sign up for outings. Generally, you do not need to wait for us to complete review of your application to sign up for an outing; we will prioritize applications in an effort to complete our review by the first outing in which you have expressed an interest.

As we process your application, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you and the references you list by telephone. For this reason, it is important that you include working phone numbers for yourself and the references you list. It is also helpful if you ask the references you list in your application to return our calls promptly, as this can greatly expedite our review of your application.

You do not need to be a Sierra Club member in order to volunteer with Boulder Valley ICO; however, you are not covered by our liability insurance during our outings until you have become a member. You can become a member at up our membership page.

Please contact us at if you do not have some reply to your volunteer application within a week of having mailed it in. We donít like to keep eager volunteers waiting!

For Existing Volunteers

Leadersí Zone

Boulder Valley ICO Outings Checklist

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