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Town of Vail Volunteer Opportunities

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.


Vail Trail Host Volunteer


Become a Vail Trail Volunteer Host!

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 from the end of June until the end of September. We ask that Trail Hosts volunteer for up to 32 hours.  Shifts are 2-4 hours in duration and are available in the morning and afternoon on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Electric bikes are available. 

Download the Vail Trail Host Application - If you’re interested in becoming a Vail Trail 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, contact Amanda Zinn at 970-477-3520 or email


Vail Community Host Volunteer


Become a Volunteer Community Host!

The Vail Community Hosts volunteer on the streets of Vail Village and Lionshead throughout the winter and summer seasons.

Benefits Include:

  • Earn a Ski Pass.
  • Earn Parking Vouchers.
  • Earn Other Amenities.
  • Meet other volunteers from the Vail Valley.
  • Meet people from around the world.

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

Vail Police Department Volunteer Program


Vail Police Department Volunteer Program

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 Business Liaison, Check Point Charlie (vehicle access control into the town center), Community Bike Patrol, Handicap Parking Citations, Records Assistance, and more.

Uniformed VIPS assignments are specific and specialized. Once a potential volunteer has completed the application, been cleared through a background check, and successfully completed a personal interview, the applicant is 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.

Non-uniformed VIPS provide Special Event assistance to the Vail Police Department during many of the special events that are held in the Town of Vail throughout the year.  These include the Fourth of July Parade, GoPro Mountain Games, Octoberfest, various bicycle and ski events, and many more.  In addition, non-uniformed VIPS can assist with ski and bicycle registration and community surveys.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Current U.S. Citizen
  • Possess a valid Driver's License (any US state)
  • Acceptable driving record
  • No felony convictions
  • Successfully complete a background check and personal interview


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Volunteer at least 8 hours per month if uniformed
  • Present a professional appearance at all times


Applications can be obtained at the Police Records Desk in the Vail Municipal Center, through the following link, or by calling 970-479-2208. 

Vail Police Department Volunteer Application

Contact Info

Town of Vail Municipal Building
75 South Frontage Road
Vail, Colorado 81657


Krista Miller
HR, Safety & Risk Mgmt

Jill Stautner
HR Office Administrator

Wendy Rehnborg
Senior HR Professional
Benefits Coordinator

Albert Zamora
Human Resources Manager