Become a Vail Volunteer.
The Town of Vail offers great volunteer opportunities to learn more and to get involved. Choose from the volunteer options posted below to find out details on each.
If you love the outdoors, enjoy connecting with our guests and have a good knowledge of Vail trails and all that Vail has to offer, we invite to join us for a summer of fun!
The Vail Trail Host Program is a new Town of Vail initiative. As community ambassadors, Trail Host volunteers provide our guests with wayfinding assistance, trail and parking information, Eagle Nest Wilderness stewardship ethics as well as tips on trail and dog etiquette to impart a welcoming atmosphere. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, help others, learn skills and make friends.
The Trail Host Program operates during the summer season.. We ask that Trail Hosts volunteer for up to 32 hours. Shifts are 2-4 hours in duration. Electric bikes are available for hosts to use during their shift.
The Vail Community Hosts volunteer on the streets of Vail Village and Lionshead throughout the winter and summer seasons.
If you’re interested in becoming a Community Host, fill out this application and drop it off at the Vail Welcome Center, located at 241 S. Frontage Rd. in Vail.
Download the Community Host Application - If you’re interested in becoming a Community Host, fill out this application and drop it off at the Vail Welcome Center, located at 241 S. Frontage Rd. in Vail.
For questions or more information, call Mark Christie at (970) 477-3522 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vail VIPS (Volunteers In Police Service)
The VIPS Program Mission is to assist and support the Vail Police Department and to foster positive relationships between the Police and residents and visitors of the Town of Vail.
VIPS Volunteers allow law enforcement officers to focus on policing and enforcement activities by providing supplemental non-enforcement support services.
Volunteers provide a value-added level of support by assisting the Department in a wide range of roles and functions including Foot Patrol; Check Point Charlie (vehicle access control into the town center); Community Bike Patrol; Ski, Snowboard, and Bicycle Registration; Records Assistance; Lost and Found; Special Events; and more. Special Event include the Fourth of July Parade, GoPro Mountain Games, Octoberfest, Halloween, various bicycle and ski events, Shop with a Cop, National Night Out, and more.
VIPS assignments are specific and specialized. Once a potential volunteer has completed the application and successfully completed a personal interview, a background check will be performed; eligible applicants are then entered into the program. Each approved volunteer receives a wide range of training covering the various duties VIPS volunteers provide to the Department. Volunteers are encouraged to select one or two areas that match their individual interests and experience for regular duty. Uniforms will be provided by the Department along with specific equipment required to perform the duties, i.e. two-way radios or bicycles for bike patrol.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Applications can be obtained at the Police Administrative Services Desk in the Vail Municipal Center, through the following link, or by calling 970-479-2208.
Vail Police Department Volunteer Application
Town of Vail Municipal Building75 South Frontage RoadVail, Colorado 81657
Krista MillerDirectorHR, Safety & Risk Mgmt
Jill StautnerHR Office Administrator
Wendy RehnborgSenior HR ProfessionalBenefits Coordinator
Albert ZamoraHuman Resources Manager