Boulder County Health Department

Contact: Kyla Pearlman, kpearlman@bouldercounty.org

Volunteer Services places volunteers and interns in more than 20 different program areas. Last year, there were over 70 volunteers and interns .  Internships are offered in more than ten different program areas.

Time commitment: this varies, but typically a minimum commitment of 9 months, working 3-10 hours per month.  Internships are usually designed for Masters level students and last 1-2 academic terms, with hours set by the university.   

Examples of what undergraduates have done in years past:

  • Collecting data regarding tobacco products and sugar sweetened beverages in retail stores
  • Assist with syringe exchange activities
  • Conducting surveys at the Farmer’s Market
  • Mentoring LGBTQ teens
  • Mentoring teens at high risk for pregnancy
  • Tobacco use
  • Breastfeeding friendly facilities

Orientation: volunteer orientation is scheduled with Kyla Pearlman after a volunteer is selected for a specific position. The time from application to starting work can take as long as 4-6 weeks, mostly dependent on how closely schedules mesh.

Shadowing opportunities: this seems not to be regular fare, but Kyla is quite flexible and letting her know your wishes may earn you a limited shadowing position.

Application link: bouldercounty.wufoo.com.

Testimonials are on the volunteer page on the Boulder County Public Health Department Volunteer website.