Whether you are thinking about being a wildlife biologist when you grow up, want to learn about volunteering with kids, love exploring the outdoors, or just want to meet new people and help out your South Platte River – come join the Greenway Leadership Corps! We welcome everyone to the group and are an all-inclusive organization.
Greenway Leadership Corps (GLC) is a youth group in Denver for high school students to learn more about the environment and become active, informed citizens. Once a month starting in the spring of 2015, there will be a GLC Volunteer Day and meeting by the South Platte River. In addition to completing work projects to help out the South Platte Greenway, students will complete team-building exercises and also have a chance to hear from different guest speakers in the environmental field. Students who come to at least one volunteer day will also have the opportunity to attend GLC Outdoor Adventures trips, where they will travel around the city or up to the mountains for awesome new experiences in nature and more opportunities to volunteer outdoors
Upcoming GLC volunteer opportunities:
- Trash in the City – Volunteer Cleanup @ Confluence Park (February 16, 2015)
- Park Design and Maintenance – Tour and Volunteering @ Johnson-Habitat (March 16, 2015)
- Spring RiverSweep – Volunteer with 400 other Denverites @ Confluence Park (April 5, 2015)
- The Art of Parks – Cleanup and help with Crafts @ City of Cuernevaca Park (May 9, 2015)
- South Platte RiverFest – VIP Thank You to our Corps! @ Confluence Park (June 28, 2015)
INTERESTED IN JOINING GLC?
Youth Program Director
(303) 743-9720 ext. 840
GLC Volunteer Days
What: Meet youth from across Denver, learn more about the environment, and help out the South Platte Greenway by completing volunteer projects down by the river. In addition to volunteer projects, GLC volunteer days will involve a short meeting and project introduction, team building exercises, and career development opportunities (guest speakers).
When: Monday, February 16, 2015
Where: Confluence Park in downtown Denver
Map: Click here
GLC Outdoor Adventures
What: GLC students who have attended at least one GLC Volunteer Day will also have the opportunity to go on GLC Outdoor Adventures, where they will venture out and explore a different place in the city or in the mountains. Go snowshoeing, camping, river rafting, tour a water treatment plant, volunteer at kid’s events like Art on the River and Fishing for Kids Water Festival, and much more!
Where: Different locations around Denver and in the mountains
Cost: Most adventures are FREE. (Some small costs may apply for certain adventures, but scholarships are always available)