How to become a Volunteer!

Step 1. Volunteer background screening is conducted through Verified Volunteers. If you wish to start your background screening please visit Verified Volunteers.

Step 2. Please contact our program director Chris Woodward at cwoodward@coloradoyo.org to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Step 3. Visit our Sign Up Genius page at This Link to view all available opportunities.

Opportunities Available!


Our offerings include Archery, Spin Fishing, Shooting Sports, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing, and Camping/Backpacking. We work with parents and children, veterans and their families, and many other local nonprofit groups. Qualified volunteers should contact Chris Woodward for an introduction to volunteering alongside programming.


CYO has hosted corporate volunteer projects from Cargill, Noble Energy, Copper Springs Solutions, and Wisdom Tree Care. We hosted non-profit volunteer efforts such as Larimer County 4H Archery, Fort Collins Rotary, Young Men’s Service League and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado as well.


Each of our three major events The Maverick, The Scoot, and Holes & Hops, require different volunteer needs such as station attendants during The Maverick, corn hole tournament referees for Holes & Hops, or bartenders for The Scoot. Contact Chris Woodward for more information on how you can help make our events go smoothly, and have a great time doing it!

Sportsmen’s Club

For those retired individuals who want to use their wealth of knowledge and experience to help Colorado Youth Outdoors. We have a group meeting every Tuesday morning at 8:30 am, the CYO sportsman’s club meets to tell fish stories, enjoy great conversation and give back to CYO through volunteering. Each meeting features coffee and breakfast as well as a CYO update and upcoming volunteer needs, occasionally our Sportsmen assist with equipment prep and repair projects.