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Volunteer FAQs

Does CUSP offer programs for kids? How much will it cost me to volunteer with CUSP? What do I need to bring? What size groups can CUSP accommodate? What is the age requirement? What kinds of project tasks are done … Continue reading

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Q: How much will it cost me to volunteer with CUSP?

A: CUSP does not charge a fee for our projects. Though, as a nonprofit our organization operates mainly on grants and donations. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

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Q: What size groups can CUSP accommodate?

A: CUSP is able to accommodate many different size groups. Generally a group can be as small as five volunteers to as many as 150-200 volunteers. We do have great partners that may be able to accommodate additional volunteers if … Continue reading

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Q: What do I need to bring?

A: Please check specific project details for a list of “What to Bring”. In general you will need proper attire for outdoor work and changing weather: boots or good hiking shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirts, a refillable water bottle, … Continue reading

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Q: What is the age requirement?

A: Each project will have a minimum age requirement determined by project difficulty and terrain. Adhering to this requirement ensures the safety of our volunteers.

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Q: What kinds of project tasks are done on CUSP volunteer projects?

A: All the projects done through CUSP helps protect, enhance, restore, and preserve the Upper South Platte watershed or neighboring watersheds. Specific types of work include in-stream and river restoration, trail maintenance and building; plantings (trees, willows and grasses); invasive … Continue reading

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Q: What is the duration of a CUSP volunteer project?

A: When planning with our volunteer coordination department you can identify your group needs and time constraints.  In general, our projects go from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. We do occasionally accommodate half day projects; please contact us for more … Continue reading

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Q: Where do I meet CUSP for a volunteer project?

A: CUSP will designate a meeting area and time for your project. Often times we meet at one location easy for volunteers to find and caravan to the project site from that meeting location. We only wait ten minutes beyond … Continue reading

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Q: Can I volunteer for a portion of a project?

A: CUSP strongly encourages a full day of participation for our volunteers. Safety is our highest priority; it is best if all volunteers are present for the safety review. Project sites are often located in rural areas and possibly behind … Continue reading

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Q: Do I need any training to volunteer?

A: No. You’ll be working with experienced CUSP crew members who will teach you all you need to know and help you have a safe, fun, and a valuable experience.

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