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Access Roaring ForkSchool YearKidsVolunteerLocalAfter School Program at CMS & CRES
ACES - Environmental EducationSummerEnvironmental Ed KidsVolunteer Internship LocalEnvironmental Ed Apprenticeship summer
Airforce Academy Summer camps Summer Post gradAcademic Military ScienceSummer Camp Post gradStateAir Force Academy admission & Summer Camp
Ajax Adventure CampSummerKids, AdventureJobLocal
Art Institute Summer SessionsSummerArtCollege Prep VariedArt Intitute Summer Sessions
Who: Motivated Artistic High School Students
What: Intensive summer programs
Where: Art Institutes
Cost: See School
Contact various schools
ie: Savannah School of Art and Design
Aspen Art Museum - Art Educators in TrainingSummerArt Education Kids Volunteer Internship LocalArt Educators in Training summer internship. Work with children learning about arti in a museum setting. Age 15+
Aspen Center for PhysicsSummer School YearScienceVolunteer InternshipLocalSupport the speaker series and summer programming. Amazing opportunity to meet world class scientists and expand your horizons and network.
Aspen Ideas Festival SummerEnviornment, sustainability VolunteerLocal or InternationalThe Aspen Institute is looking for volunteers to join a fun, exciting and fast-paced environment
at the Aspen Ideas Festival (June 22 – July 1).
Aspen Institute Teen Socrates SeminarFebruaryAcademicAcademicLocalTeen Socrates Seminar President’s Day Weekend See Ms. Goodman - Applications due in December
Aspen Santa Fe Baile Folklorico School YearDance CultureExtra-CurricularLocalStarts in late September
Area of Interest - Mexican Folklórico Dance
Category - 9 - 12 grade male and female students
Location - Carbondale 3rd street Center
Register online at
Aspen Science CenterSummer Year RoundScience KidsVolunteer Paid Internship LocalSummer Paid Internship helping with Science camps for kids. Current 10 & 11 graders interested in Science.Aspen Science Center Internship ApplicationAspen Science Center Internship
Aspen Snomass SkicoWinterSki HospitalityJobLocal17 yr and older - jobs at Ski-co Jobs at SKI CO
Black Issues Forum - CSUSummerEthnic IssuesCollege PrepCSU Fort CollinsCSU Black Issues Forum
Who: African American students entering 12 grade – 3.0+
What: 4 days of Workshops, Staying in Residence Halls, Activities
Where: CSU Campus, Fort Collins CO
Cost: Free plus participants receive $10,000 Scholarship to CSU
Application: Due in March 970-491-6909
Buddy ProgramSchool YearKids MentoringVolunteerLocalMentor a CRES elementary school student once a week every Wednesday on Early Release through the school year - Space limited - A few spots open up each year. See Ms Caruso Applications due Spring Semester
Carbondale Branch LibrarySummer Year RoundLibrary KidsVolunteerLocalSummer program and more Volunteer application
Carbondale Rec CenterSummer Year RoundSports KidsVolunteerLocalSummer Work - Lifeguards, Lifeguard certification - pay $165 up front then if you end up working the cost will be reimbursed! Fun Extra-curricular activities, Volunteering - Assistant Coaching & Reffing, 970-704-4190www.carbondalerec.comSummer Jobs at Carbondale Rec Center
CARE - Animal ShelterSummer Year RoundAnimalsVolunteerLocal
CCAH Carbondale Council for Arts and HumanitiesSummer Year RoundArts VolunteerLocalMountain Fair - Green Team, Art ed, Call for info
Challenge AspenSummer Year RoundVolunteer Disabilities Sports ArtsVolunteerLocalWorking with disabled students at Summer Camps Art- Music, Drama etc Winter Adaptive Ski and Snowboard
Church of CarbondaleSummer Year RoundCommunity Service Religeous EdVolunteerLocalCall for info
CMC Summer CampsSummerBusiness Technology Digital MediaSummerLocalSummer camps for high school middle school age students. Business Technology & Digital Media!
Colorado Rural Health Scholars ProgramSummerMedical CareersSummer College PrepStateFree 3 week residential pre-collegiate program for high performing 1st generation students from rural Colorado located in Denver sponsored by CU School of Medicine. Priority to minority students. Current 10 & 11 graders may apply APplications due MarchColorado Rural Health Scholars Program
Colorado School of Mines Minority Engineering Program - PREPSummerEngineering College PrepCareer College PrepGolden CO School of MInesWho: Academically motivated minority students entering 10 -12 grade interested in Engineering
What: Week long - 3 week engineering program with course work, hand-on projects, tours and events plus a residential experience
Where: Colorado School of Mines – Golden CO
Cost: Free
Application: Due March
Contact: 303-273-3286
Click Prospective student and Summet
Colorado State Patrol Youth AcademySummerPolice Criminal JusticeTrainingLocalColorado State Patrol Free week long summer training in Glenwood Springs - must be 16 and going into 11 or 12 grade - leadership, team building CSI self defense Applications due March
CORE/CLEERSummer Year RoundConservationVolunteerLocalCORE/CLEER Community Office for Resource Efficiency Energy Smart Colorado
Volunteer for Environmental projects
520 S. Third Street, Suite 2 • Carbondale, CO • 81623 • (970) 963-1090
CRESSchool YearCommunity ServiceVolunteerLocalAssist with childcare at parent/community meetings. Contact Angela Hanley ( or (970) 274-1294)
CRMS Pre-School InternshipSchool YearEducationInternship VolunteerLocalCRMS Preschool Debbie((970) 963-2524) is interested in having students come during the day to volunteer. Ideally, she would like it to be someone who is interested in a career in early childhood development so that she can incorporate teaching them how to run a preschool.
Cross cultural solutionsPost grad summertravel volunteertravel gap year volunteerInternationalInternational volunteer opportunities
Design TeamSchool YearArchitecture, Design, InternshipInternshipLocalAmerican Institute of Architects Fellow Gino Rossetti runs the Design Team which is a great experience for students that are interested in learning more about architecture, city planning, environmental design and landscape architecture. Run by Youth Entity in Carbondale
EF (Education First) - Study Abroad or host an exchange studentSchool YearCulture ExchangeInternational RelationsLocal or InternationalDescription/Application/Website - Find Your Exchange Student at
Enrichment WednesdaysSchool Year Variety - Sports Arts Edcuation Science MentoringJob VolunteerLocalCRES Enrichment Wednesdays - Lindsay Selig 970-690-0464 Sports, art, science, math help. Use the volunteer form to have the students fill out which will help the Site Coordinators place the students. There are also paid positions for high school students at CRES and CMS (10$/hour) contact or 970-309-1423Enrichment Wednesday Application Link
EXTREME Sports CampWinterDisabilities Sports MentoringVolunteerLocalExtreme Sports athletic Experience for Autism - peer mentoring w kids w Autism in Snowmass - Jessie Poquérusse- Office: 970.927.3143
First AscentSummerLeadership Summer LeadershipStateFree Summer Leadership program for current 8th and 9th graders up in Leadville - lots of outdoor activities and team building Applications due
Glenwood Springs Rec Center Summer JobsSummer or Post GradRecreation KidsJob Summer LocalSummer Kids Camp Junior Counselor Jobs @ Glenwood Rec Center
Glen X InternshipsVariedAllInternshipLocalGlenX is offering internships to as many students as they are able (the organizers of the career fair). Majority of the internships will be paid . What projects you work on and what you gain out of this internship will depend on what your personal interests are and what skills you want to develop. Each opportunity is unique. It’s open to all high school students and is due June 1. Internship Application.
Golf Caddie - Roaring Fork ClubSummerInternship Job ScholarshipJob Summer LocalSummer Job as Golf Caddie for students grade 8-12. Apply in Spring. Students who complete 2 summer seasons as golf caddie can apply to the Chick Evans Full Ride, 4 year Scholarship for CU. To apply for freshmen year of college, students need to caddie after 10 and 11 grade. Students who start after 11 grade can still apply for the scholarship starting sophomore year of college.Greg Bryan, PGA
Roaring Fork Club
office (970) 927-2737
Green TeamSummerVolunteer Environmental VolunteerLocalMountain Fair - Green 970-948-8324
Habitat For HumanityYear RoundVolunteerVolunteerLocalHabitat for Humanity - Restore 618-6448
Head Start - Pre-SchoolSchool YearChildren EducationVolunteerLocalHead Start Pre-School - Crystal - 963-9121 Carbondale. Read to pre-school students in English or Spanish
Heritage ParkYear RoundVolunteer Perfoming arts SeniorsVolunteerLocalHeritage Park Nursing Home and Senior Housing 970-963-1500 -call the Activities department Beth Weeks - spending time with residents or playing music or activities volunteering with senior residents
List of Study abroad optionsSummer or school yearTravel,
List of Travel Work Volunteer organizationsSummerService, TravelSummer, travel, serviceInternationalBig list of travel service organizations for teens.Travel, work, Volunteer abroad
LYNX Arts and Media - CU DenverSummerArt & Media MusicCareerDenverThe LYNX National Arts and Media Camps are two-week long residential summer immersion programs for high school students hosted on the University of Colorado Denver campus and sponsored by the CU Denver College of Arts & Media. Art, Photo, Video, Dig Media, Music Industry
Mc Bride Student trip - Lewa WIldlife ConsevancySummerConservationTravelInternationalApplications Due January
Military Academies Summer SeminarsSummerMilitary AcademiesCollege PrepVariedMilitary Academies Summer Seminars
Who: High Achieving Incoming Seniors interested in attending a military Academy
What: Week long Seminar immersion into the Military Academy
Where: Military Academy
Cost: Mostly free
West Point:
Naval Academy:
Coast Guard:
Mount Sopris Historical SocietyHistoryVolunteerLocalMount Sopris Historical Society - Contact them for volunteering
Mountain Valley Developmental ServicesSummer Year RoundDisabilities VolunteeringVolunteerLocalMountain Valley Developmental Services- Group home in Carbondale, greenhouse or administration media projects in Glenwood, supporting people with developmental disabilities including socializing, having fun, using ipads and using Facebook. Our website address is Randi Lowenthal - Volunteer Coordinator
(970) 945-2306
National Youth Leadership ForumVariedCareerEnrichmentNationalWho: High Achieving High School Incoming Juniors and Seniors
What: Week long immersion experiences in career exploration and mentoring in Medicine, Law and National Security, Art etc
Normandy AcademySummerHistory TravelTravel HistoryInternational10 & 11 graders: 12 day travel trip to Normandy France. $700 per student plus air to New Orleans. Local Sponsor paying the additional $3000 for 3 RFHS students who apply and deposit $500 before winter break. Normandy Trip Flyer
Projects abroadPost grad summertravel volunteerTravel Gap year volunteerInternationalInternational volunteer opportunities
Raising a ReaderYear RoundChildren EducationVolunteerLocalRaising a Reader- Reading to Pre-School kids once a week -Tori Thompson 970-230-9117
Roaring Fork Family Resource CenterYear RoundVolunteeringVolunteerLocalRoaring Fork Family Resource Center - Help with fundraising events Katie Marshall
Special Events Coordinator Phone: 970-384-5689
Roaring Fork Outdoor VolunteersYear RoundConservationVolunteerLocalRoaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Give back to your public Land - Trail Conservation and Maintenance 970-927-8241
Paid work opportunity for students (ages 14-16) this summer. 2 week paid trail work project from June 20th – July 1st. One week consists of day projects and the second week will entail camping out for four nights.
Zoe Manickam Youth Coordinator Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers 970-927-8241 (office)
Roaring Fork Rams Booster ClubSchool YearVolunteerVolunteerLocalRoaring Fork Rams Booster Club - sell concessions to help raise money for RFHS clubs and activities... Booster Club Volunteer Selling Concessions Google Doc
Rocky Mountain Youth CorpsSummerEnvironment InternshipLocalCommunity Development CREW - two week Paid summer internship working on trails and leadership training with Forrest Service & Roaring Fork Outdoor volunteers. 14-16 year
Rotary Exchange - Study AbroadSchool YearTravel Study Abroad LanguageStudy AbroadInternationalApply by 9/30 for Junior Year abroad
John StroudJohn Stroud
Carbondale Rotary YEO
(970) 379-3943
Senior HousingYear RoundSenior Citizens VolunteerVolunteerLocalSenior Housing 970-963-9326
Senior MattersYear RoundSenior Citizens TechnologyVolunteerLocalSenior Matters - Udelle Stuckey 963-7189 - Technology support for seniors
Smiling Goat Ranch/Horse BoyYear Round/ SummerDisabilities Horses AnimalsVolunteerLocalHorse therapy and animal experiences with autistic children and children with disabilities - Wednesday Afternoons
Sheryl Barto
Executive Director
Smiling Goat Ranch
An Affiliate of The Horse Boy
Sopris SunYear Round SummerJournalismInternship Local$10/hour - Write about local issues, opinions, interviews. Cliff Colia 970-319-4811 or
St Mary's ChurchSummer Year RoundCommunity Service Religeous EdVolunteerLocalSt. Mary's Church 970-704-0820
Summer AdvantageSummerEducation ChildrenJob VolunteerLocalSummer Advantage - Paid & Volunteer positions: Summer program at CRES. Parents to apply for paid TA positions as well as high school seniors and college students. Visit the careers page and select location (Colorado) to review position descriptions and complete an online application. Program dates are June 22 - July 31. Contact the Summer Advantage Recruitment Team at or call 866-924-7226 ext 200.Summer Advantage is looking for energetic teachers and teacher assistants to apply for a rewarding summer employment experience. CRES and BES are also looking for an Operations Administrator for each site. Those interested can apply at right now.
Summer Camps and Pre-Collegiate Programs in COSummerSummerColoradoComprehensive list of summer Camps and Pre-Collegiate programs for high school students in Colorado
Summer DiscoverySummerPre-Collegiate CareersCollege Prep Internships SummerNationalVariety of Pre-Collegiate, Internship opportunities at many different college campuses APplications due MarchSummer Discovery
SUMMETSummerCollege Prep Careers EngineeringCollege Prep EngineeringColoradoCurrent 10 & 11 grade students - Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) is a science and engineering program for students from underrepresented populations to STEM, including ethnic minority, rural areas and women. It combines course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. SUMMET provides exposure to the lifestyle, opportunities and challenges of college. Stay in Mines’ residence halls, experience life as a college student and participate in sessions such as trigonometry & calculus, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts. Free. Transportation to and from Mines is not yet available.
Sustainable SettingsYear RoundAgricultureVolunteerLocalSustainable Settings 970-963-6107
Talk with Each OtherYear RoundCommunity BuildingExtra-CurricularLocalTalk with each other is a monthly meeting with free dinner focused on intergenerational communication and friendship - sharing time with people of all ages. Call Carrieann 970-309-1120 for info and to reserve a spot.
Titan ProgramYear - RoundNon-ProfitsVolunteerLocalThe Titan Program matches high school students with boards of directors of local non-profits. The committment is usually a few hours a week. Contact Cortney Dunn at YouthZone 945-9300
True Media FoundationSchool YearFilm, Audio Technology, MediaClass InternshipLocalDo you want to learn to use professional sound and video equipment? Spring Semester 2017 - after school credit bearing class. Students will travel to Aspen working with Aspen Center for Physics and work in the True Media studio in Carbondale. True Media Foundation, an accredited after school program for business and technology, mentors youth in producing media with positive social impact. See Ms Caruso in Counseling Chris Tribble for more info & interview 970-963-1115
Valley Settlement ProjectYear RoundAdult EducationVolunteerLocalValley Settlement Project - Tutor math to Adult students Thursday 6-8 Evenings at RFHS 970-963-0851
Valley View HospitalYear RoundMedicalVolunteerLocalValley View Hospital - There is an application process and training involved - 40 hours minimum and must be 16 or older and have a social security number. See applicationValley View Junior Volunteer application
West Point Summer Leadership AcademySummerMilitary College Prep LeadershipCollege Prep LeadershipNationalWest Point Summer Leadership AcademyNote: all the military academies have wonderful summer programs. Just google themApplications due January
Where There be DragonsPost grad summertravel volunteertravel gap year volunteerInternationalInternational volunteer opportunities
work abroadPost gradTravelTravel Gap yearInternationalList of places that accept people interested in living abroad the site for cultural exchange. Gap year volunteer for ...
Youth Zone - Titan ProgramYear RoundNon-ProfitsVolunteerLocalYouth Zone - Titan Program - volunteering on non-profit board of directors Kate Tozzi: 301.461.3119 Titan Program info
Nursing Carreer PlanningCareer infoNursing Career PlanningCareer Planning WebsiteStateThis is an information website. Nursing is a very high demand career and this website helps students understand the options in Colorado to be trained for nursing.
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