Ways to give back and volunteer in Breck

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epicpromiselogoThe Vail Resorts EpicPromise program is about radiating good in all that we do. For Breckenridge Ski Resort, this not only means being a steward of our mountain environment but also of the community we call home. In this spirit, Breck supports nearly 60 programs and non-profit organizations across Summit County, Colorado. These organizations provide social and environmental services that are vital to maintaining a strong and vibrant community.

If you love Summit County just as much as we do, we invite you to join us in supporting these incredible groups. Here are just a few organizations that offer volunteer opportunities throughout the year – check out their websites to see if you can lend a hand while you’re here!

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC)

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ropes-courseBOEC seeks to help everyone realize their full potential through meaningful outdoor experiences with special emphasis placed on serving individuals with special needs or different abilities. If you’ve ever seen a blind or physically handicapped skier being guided down the slopes, that’s the work of BOEC. From adaptive skiing guides and assisting on ropes courses to working on administrative tasks, BOEC has a need for volunteers during winter and summer, and volunteers should be able to commit to at least 10 days per season. If you can’t volunteer for BOEC but would like to contribute to the organization, you can attend one of the amazing events held in support of BOEC each year.

 

 

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Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD)

 

FDRD is the non-profit partner for the Dillon Ranger District, the local National Forest office. Each summer, FDRD hosts trail work days when volunteers can learn the basics of trail maintenance. This can mean building or repairing bridges, constructing features to prevent erosion, restoring vegetation, and using some pretty cool tools. FDRD’s volunteer days are always family friendly, so your whole crew can join in!

High Country Conservation Center (HC3)

HC3 is our local environmental non-profit, and it frequently needs volunteers to ensure that large events are as waste-free as possible. Zero Waste volunteers help people properly dispose of their trash, recyclables, and compostables. You’re guaranteed to learn a lot about recycling and composting, and folks are always curious about the way certain items are sorted. Added bonus: For many events, you get a few free drink tickets for volunteering!

Other ways to give back:

If you’d like to give back to Summit County but don’t have the opportunity to volunteer while you’re here, you can still get involved! Make a one dollar donation to the National Forest Foundation when you purchase your tickets for resort activities or buy a Dining Passport during shoulder seasons. And if you visit between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, head to any Breckenridge Sports location and make a donation to the EpicPromise Holiday Giving Campaign.

Giving back is one of the ways we keep Breck epic, so no matter what you do, we thank you for doing your part!

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