COSA Can you help spread the word about VOC’s Cairn Program?


I’m reaching out to you hoping you might be willing to help me spread the word about the application period for VOC’s Cairn Program, an award-winning high school program for students interested in stewarding Colorado’s natural resources. Applications for both high school students and adult mentors are now open online, and they will each close on August 31st, 2023.  I’ve included a sample informational blurb about the program below that you are welcome to copy and paste to your networks. Please also feel free to distribute the attached flyer to any of your audiences or contacts.

[Personal Greeting]

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming opportunity for high school students and young adults who are interested in participating in Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)’s Cairn Program.  VOC is the state’s oldest outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization, and their mission is to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural resources.

The Cairn Program is an award-winning high school program that guides and challenges students to become caretakers of Colorado’s natural resources.  VOC is currently accepting both high school student and adult mentor applications now through August 31, 2023 (click here to apply).  Founded in 2008, the Cairn Program engages 20-25 students throughout the school year in monthly outdoor activities and stewardship projects across the Front Range.  For more information, check out the Cairn website linked above and/or the attached flyer.

Please reach out to Emily Novack (emily) with any questions.


[Your name]

I appreciate any promotion efforts that you might be able to engage in—every little bit helps.  If you prefer a short newsletter blurb, I’m happy to send that along as well, just let me know.

Please reach out to Emily Novack (emily) with any Cairn Program questions, as she is the main point of contact for the program. Thanks!



Kelly Clouse

Director of Programs
303-715-1010 ext. 118 | Cell: 314-249-7194
she/her/hers |

Let’s all play our part for the places we play. Find out how at

Cairn Flyer_2023.pdf