Volunteer

If you have skills in any of the following areas and would like to donate your time, please contact us at info@feetontheearth.org.

We are also always looking for qualified interns to help in our programs. This a great way to learn first hand what we do. See the Internships page on for more details.

 
Getting the word out (Outreach)
  • Create flyers, postcards and other beautiful marketing material for FOTE
  • Distribute flyers and have conversations around town
  • Table at a community event
    • Wild Bear Earth Day
    • Youth of the Earth
    • Farmers Market
    • Bioneers
  • Create videos about FOTE
    • Us teaching skills
    • About our curriculum and mission
    • Having fun on programs with kids
  • Social Media
    • Post relevant and engaging content on Facebook 1-2 x/week
    • Set up an Instagram account for FOTE
      • Post relevant and engaging content 1-2 x/week
    • Set up YouTube channel for FOTE
  • Website
    • Move current site to a wordpress platform
    • Set-up Goggle Analytics
    • Help with search engine optimization for FOTE
    • Help write new content
    • Post updates
  • Public Relations
    • Compile list of local media outlets
    • Setup interviews with local media
    • Write press releases for FOTE events
    • Create a press kit about FOTE to distribute
  • Set up talks/presentations at schools and with local organizations
  • Help develop a Marketing Plan for FOTE
  • Help FOTE create a Brand Identity
 
Taking care of business (Administrative)
  • Track program registration and payments and forms
  • Create program rosters
  • Prepare and print medical forms for programs
  • Create sign in/sign out sheets for programs
  • Put together program binders
  • Help transfer FOTE’s bookkeeping into Quickbooks
  • Input business transactions (sales & purchases) into Quickbooks
 
Becoming more sustainable (Organizational Development)
  • Legal/Regulatory
    • Help FOTE understand state childcare and education regulations and how they do/don’t apply to our programs
    • Help with zoning review for Lefthand Canyon program site
    • Help with meeting health department regulations or applying for waivers as needed for Lefthand Canyon program site
    • Review liability waiver and update if needed
  • Business/Financial
    • Review prior year financial statements to assess profitability of different programs
    • Create financial projections for future programs
    • Help create a 3-5 year financial plan for FOTE
  • Strengthen Community Relations
    • Have meetings with potential community partners to see how we can support each other’s efforts
    • Conduct SWOT analysis community interviews
    • Serve as a parent liaison
    • Help plan and organize community events. Ex: Quarterly gatherings
  • Recruit staff
    • Help develop long-term staff positions and write job descriptions
    • Help create a payscale for staff based on training, experience and years of service with FOTE
    • Post job descriptions for staff openings
    • Help conduct initial staff interviews
 
Increasing financial support (Fundraising)
  • Help create a Fundraising Plan for FOTE
  • Research and register FOTE for 5% day type opportunities
  • Set up and/or help get the word out about free ways for people to donate to FOTE
    • King Soopers gift cards
    • Amazon Smile
    • Giving Assistant
    • Affiliate programs
  • Help dream up an annual fundraising event for FOTE
  • Help organize a fundraising event
  • Connect FOTE with local and national business that could provide sponsorship
  • Connect FOTE with potential individual donors
  • Research potential foundation (grant) support for FOTE
  • Help write grants
 
Caring for our program site and equipment (Maintenance)
  • Help organize a spring work party on the land
  • Lead or do a work project on the land
    • Move tipi box and contents from Juniper camp to storage
    • Cut down hazardous standing dead trees
    • Cut and stack wood from fallen trees
    • Make path from bridge to back trail
    • Do invasive plant removal
    • Clean all fire pits & disappear any extras
    • Move fire pit at Juniper Camp
    • Take apart outhouse and fill in hole
    • Clean and mouse proof supply trailer
    • Prepare supplies in storage for use on programs
    • Check tarps and lines for Cottonwood Camp
    • Repair legs on pop up shelters
    • Match tarps and ties to make changing areas

Feel free to suggest additions to this list based on your experience and expertise. Thank you.