When was the last time you biked one of Breck’s gorgeous trails? Or simply sat by the river and enjoyed the soothing sounds of water rushing past the rocks? If you’re anything like us, you try to get outdoors and experience the local landscape for at least a few minutes each day. Especially now that the weather is warming up!
If we’re being honest, we’re all pretty spoiled at the natural playground just steps from our front doors. It only seems appropriate to give back to Mother Nature whenever we can. Fortunately, there are loads of opportunities to volunteer in Breck that allow you to do just that.
Our town supports nearly 60 programs and non-profit organizations across Summit County. The services these groups provide are vital to maintaining the thriving community we adore! If you’re looking for a way to volunteer in Breck and help beautify this dreamy place we call “home,” check out the ideas below:
Town Clean-Up Day
You’ve spring cleaned your home, now it’s time to spring clean the mountain! On May 20th, Summit County’s Town Clean-Up Day returns as an un-official kick-off to summer. Now that the snow has melted, volunteer your time to comb the five peaks looking for trash (and even treasure!) that has accumulated since November. Check in at Carter Park at 9a.m. to get your gloves, bags, and clean-up assignment. Bring your own mug for complimentary coffee and enjoy breakfast burritos from Breckenridge Market before heading out to beautify the slopes.
Afterwards, return to Carter Park for a zero waste picnic at 12p.m. Nosh on BBQ courtesy of the Breckenridge Restaurant Association and enjoy live music from the Homegrown Mountain Jam. It’s going to be a blast! Local businesses will also be hosting giveaways you won’t want to miss.
High Country Conservation Center
Formerly the Summit Recycling Project, the High Country Conservation Center (HC3) is a non-profit organization that focuses on waste reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation, and sustainable food production. HC3 is always looking for volunteers to help them make sure large events are as waste-free as possible. Check them out if you’re interested in learning about recycling and composting. They accept youth volunteers, too!
Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
The mission of Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) is to make it possible for all Summit County residents to participate in inspiring outdoor experiences. BOEC places special focus on serving individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as at-risk youth. From its Adaptive Ski and Ride School to special events, there are plenty of ways to donate your time to this amazing program. So many, in fact, that it’s hard to decide where to focus your energy!
Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Did you know there are over 430 miles of trails in Summit County? We couldn’t believe it. As a result, it takes thousands of hours to maintain and improve these trails, as well as plant trees, pull weeds, and educate visitors. If you’re looking for a new way to volunteer in Breck, Friends of the Dillon Range District is a fantastic organization to work with. They’re always seeking volunteers to help with trail projects, and there are opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to contribute.
Volunteer in Breck to keep our town a beautiful place to live!
At Dwell Summit, we’re firm believers in doing our part to keep Breckenridge a beautiful place to live. The surrounding landscape provides us with endless opportunities for exploration, joy, and excitement. It’s only natural to give Mother Nature the same love she shows us every day.
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