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High Country Conservation Center 737 Ten Mile Dr Frisco CO 80443 PO Box 4506 Frisco CO 80443


(970) 668-5703


Join Our Volunteer Network

Thank you to all our volunteers. Passionate individuals like YOU are critical to our success.

Volunteers are needed throughout the year at HC3’s annual events.  We urge you to
join our network of over 300 volunteers to stay informed on future volunteer opportunities. We accept inquiries for individual and group volunteering, as well as community service. We are happy to accept assistance in your personal area of expertise.


Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Frisco BBQ Challenge

Frisco BBQ Challenge, June 17th & 18th

The High Country Conservation Center is proud to partner with the Town of Frisco for their Colorado BBQ Challenge as a zero waste event. This festival proves that you can eat great BBQ, have fun AND care for our beautiful mountain environment all at the same time!

Volunteers are the backbone to making this zero-waste event a success by helping to educate festival-goers on what is recyclable and what is not. Volunteers receive an event t-shirt, food and drink tickets, and some good karma.
**Late shift volunteers will receive an HC3 schwag bag**

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer, August 6th & 7th

Join us as an event volunteer for the 25th Annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival benefiting the High Country Conservation Center.

Volunteers are needed for will-call, zero waste, wristbanding, greeters, and more. Roles may change if the event dictates other needs.

For volunteering, you will not only help raise money for HC3 but you will also receive a t-shirt, one complimentary drink ticket, or 2 food tickets, plus a special discount for one day of the festival.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, May 20th

Residents enrolled in the free Food Scrap Program are invited to pick up complimentary High Country Compost from one of three locations throughout Summit County. Volunteers are needed to help residents shovel compost into their bins or bags. Bring a bag to take some home!

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Saturday, May 21st

Calling all recyclers! Summit County is holding its annual Recycling Event on Saturday, May 21st from 8 am – 2 pm. We need volunteers to help residents properly dispose of their electronics, paint, clothing, and other hard-to-recycle items. Duties may include directing traffic, unloading electronics and other items from vehicles, and general event support.

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Weekdays and Weekends Throughout Summer

Join us at the Breckenridge, Frisco, or Silverthorne Recycling Center to help recyclers understand what’s accepted in Summit County! Get ready to engage with others and share your recycling knowledge with a smile.

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Mondays, July-October

Help harvest fresh veggies at the Dillon Valley Community Garden for the Grow to Share program.

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Become a Zero Waste Ambassador

If you’re interested in conservation, reducing waste, and making a difference in your community, we would love to talk with you!

Zero Waste Ambassadors are in-the-know recycling experts who share their knowledge with family, friends, and neighbors. Ambassadors help educate the public and advocate for sustainability. You’ll get first dibs on our most-fun recycling projects and you’ll help our community become leaders in zero waste. 

Ready to make a difference? Let us know what kind of volunteer opportunities you are interested in by sending us an email at


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