Volunteer at HPEC

Due to concerns over the recent spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are unfortunately cancelling MARCH volunteer events and volunteer involvement at HPEC until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience, and please feel free to reach out to info@suburbitat.org with any questions!

Are you interested in making a difference in your local community? Would you like to gain or improve your gardening skills? Do you have a passion for sustainability? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HPEC might be perfect for you!

As an environmental nonprofit, we need your help to continue our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable living in Northern Colorado. Beginning in March, HPEC will be hosting weekly gardening and land stewardship volunteer projects on our site. Individuals, families, and groups are all welcome and there are no skills required. Come out and meet new friends, learn about plants and help us grow!

Can you see yourself volunteering at HPEC? If so, click HERE to fill out a volunteer application or email Lauren@suburbitat.org


 2017 Recap

In 2017, 252 one-time volunteers, 19 recurring volunteers, and 4 interns contributed 1,762 total hours of volunteer time to HPEC, the equivalent of $41,640.52! That’s nearly double the volunteers and 3 times as many hours compared to 2016!

Volunteer projects this year included expanding the community garden, moving, planting heirloom fruit trees in our orchard, planting our educational garden, native plant sale and grand opening, helping in the gift store, transplanting thousands of native plants, more planting, weeding, mulching, Adopt-a-Roadway and Lakes Clean-Up Event. Also, with the help of volunteers we donated 630.9 pounds of fresh produce to the House of Neighborly Service and FoCo Cafe!

Thank you to these amazing groups that generously volunteered their time in 2017:

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

AgriCorps – Larimer County Conservation Corps

Foundations Church

Front Range Community College Interns

Kappa Kappa Delta


Headwaters Realty

Phi Kappa Tau

YOLO Summer Camp

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our volunteers and supporters – we would not be able to do the work we do without you.

We have a lot of exciting plans in the works for 2018 so please check back soon for those volunteer opportunities!