Establishing the campus trail system is possible due to the time and hands-on assistance provided by students, faculty/staff and members of the community. Help is needed to complete necessary work in remote areas of the campus trail system, and interested individuals can volunteer on particular dates throughout the year. Starting Fall 2016, the Campus Recreation Trails crew and volunteers will be working on campus trails weekly - Thursdays 11am - 3pm - so please call the office at 719-255-7517 or e-mail us at sole@uccs.edu if interested. Volunteer trail days will continue weekly throughout the year, as long as there is no snow or precipitation, and the outside temperature remains above 32 F. 

Outdoor and Trails Volunteer Days Coming Soon!  

Upcoming  Volunteer Trail Days:

  • Coming Soon!

What to expect on volunteer day

  • Meet at the Campus Recreation S.O.L.E. Center
  • Tools and gloves will be discussed and provided for you
  • Depending on the location, the hike to the location in need of work could be 10-30 minutes on uneven terrain
  • The work necessary can range in technical difficulty, varying from spreading seed and raking to building rock steps. If technical difficulty is a concern, contact S.O.L.E.,sole@uccs.edu, 719.255.7517
  • Lunch and plenty of water to refill water bottles provided on site

What to Bring

  • 1-2 refillable water bottles
  • LONG pants are highly recommended 
  • Wear STURDY shoes or boots. No sandals, flip-flops or open toed shoes allowed
  • Layers for varying weather, e.g. long sleeve shirt, fleece/sweatshirt, jacket and hat
  • Optional: snacks, small backpack, personal work gloves

Volunteer groups

Do you have an academic class, university department, student organization/club, or fraternity/sorority group who wants to volunteer? Contact S.O.L.E. sole@uccs.edu, 719.255.7517 to coordinate a day and time that works for your group.