Volunteering with CUSP

New Volunteer? Please complete our New Volunteer Form. 

Questions? Please check our Volunteer FAQ’s page.

Looking for photos, updates and more? Visit CUSP on facebook.

Completed a project with CUSP? Please Take our Survey: HERE                                                            Your feedback is very important to us!

Lost and Found:  Your T -shirt, hoodie, ball cap or water bottle may have been found — Please contact Lisa or Paige for pick up info. 

To Register for a Project: Locate the Volunteer Calendar in the upper right hand corner of this page. If a date is in orange it means there is a project on that day. Click on it to see if registering is open to you or your group!

Individuals: CUSP loves our individual volunteers! Please complete our New Volunteer Form then select the project you want to participate in on our Volunteer Calendar. Individuals may register for “open” projects as “closed” projects are private scheduled group events.                                                                                                                         Note: Keep an eye out for “open call” projects, as these are perfect for individuals or small groups such as family or friends.

Groups: CUSP loves to work with groups too! Please complete our New Volunteer Form where you can enter important group details. We will review this information and be in touch to schedule a private group event. To register your group for a project immediately, locate the date you would like to participate on our Volunteer Calendar and register the number of spaces under an “open” project; “closed” projects are private scheduled group events. Returning groups may be contacted directly for urgent needs.  Please be patient and flexible as needs often change quickly.

Important Notes:

  • The nature of all CUSP projects can be challenging, please review project descriptions and difficulty ratings carefully.  Fire rehab projects are dirty; please dress and prepare accordingly.
  • We often meet at central locations and caravan to more remote work sites.  Promptness is appreciated, as we will depart 10 minutes after the posted meet time
  • Due to variable weather conditions and safety for our volunteers all vehicles and drivers must remain on site for the duration of the project.
  • In hazardous areas we must strictly adhere to minimum age restrictions, which vary according to site.
  • Expectant mothers should check with their physicians prior to attending projects in recently burned areas or in unstable terrain.
  • Pets are not allowed on CUSP projects.
  • Please do not bring your own tools unless requested.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP                                                                          

Fundraising efforts are always greatly appreciated.  Current funding is very limited for much of what we do; CUSP and partnering agencies continue our work through the generosity of a caring community.  While looking at the skyline, a donation of trees may seem in order, yet buckets, chainsaws, work gloves and native seeds are also greatly needed.   Fire & flood mitigation, recovery and restoration are long-term efforts.

Please keep this in your thoughts and do consider lending a much-needed hand or making a donation to CUSP at http://cusp.ws/donate/

Forms:

  • CUSP 2015 Release Form  (needed for each volunteer)
  • VOLUNTEER LISTING 2015 (one for your group)                                                              Please print ALL documents two-sided
  • Some Projects will require a site specific Liability Release, you will be informed if you are signing up for such a project.
    Date/Time Event
    04/04/2015
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Young Environmental Stewards, YES Clubs and CUSP, Hayman Fire Restoration
    Trail Creek – meeting at Mt. Communities Fire Department, Westcreek CO
    Registration Closed
    04/17/2015
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Marstel-Day, LLC
    To Be Determined, Lake George CO
    Registration will be open soon!
    04/18/2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Global Youth Service Day with CUSP - Green Forest Health Project
    Meet at Divide Venture Food Market, Divide CO
    Registration Open
    04/22/2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    The Classical Academy
    To Be Determined, Lake George CO
    Registration Closed
    04/25/2015
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Denver University Honors League
    To Be Determined, Lake George CO
    Registration Closed
    05/02/2015
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Crew Lead Training with CUSP, RMFI, Flying W and Black Forest Together
    Meet at Flying W Ranch, Colorado Springs CO
    Registration Open
    05/08/2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    (Your Group Here) Transplanting and Planting Trees in the Hayman burn scar
    To Be Determined, Lake George CO
    Registration will be open soon!
    05/16/2015
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    El Paso County Bar Association and CUSP
    To Be Determined, Lake George CO
    Registration Closed
    05/16/2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Colorado Trail Blazers and CUSP
    To Be Determined, Lake George CO
    Registration will be open soon!
    05/30/2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Tentative: Cherry Creek Anglers, Trout Unlimited Cutthroat Chapter and CUSP
    To Be Determined, Lake George CO
    Registration Closed
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