Open Positions

Do you love Southwest Colorado?

Do you want to work to support local, independent businesses?

Do you need help with student loans or education credits?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should apply to become an Americorps VISTA with Local First.

Local First is looking to expand its mission of creating a local economy that values people, the planet, and prosperity for everyone out to the surrounding communities in the County. Local First is currently located in Durango, CO but would like to build stronger regional partnerships with rural communities such as Bayfield and Ignacio. Local First wants to make sure La Plata’s downtowns are providing energy and resources and a foundation to build economic and social opportunities for all regional residents, as they rise out of poverty.


Do you love La Plata? Do you want to make it even better? Get involved!

Perks of Volunteering:

  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Attend fun events for free

  • Learn new skills

  • Do good for the community you live in! 

  • Free individual membership when you volunteer 20 hours or more!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • The Inside Scoop: Get the word out by helping with our newsletter, writing for our blog, or posting on social media. 
  • Party with Us:  Attend events with us such as the Farmers Market, the Harvest Dinner, or Noel Night. 
  • Foodies: Support our local farmers, chefs, and grocers through our local food program and Eat Local Celebration
  • Creative Cats: Work with our artistic team on murals, web design, and advertisements. 
  • Local is the Way: Help with planning and organizing Localist events, meetups, and facebook pages.

Intern With Us!

Are you a high school or college student looking for opportunities to boost your resume, make connections in the community, and work on things you are passionate about? Apply to be an intern!

Internship Roles and Responsibilities

  • 1 semester commitment (minimum)

  • Can be for school credit or for personal experience

  • 5-20 hours per week, determined by intern and staff

  • Help with general office administration

  • Design personal project to complete within the semester (possible projects include: website design, social media plan, event coordinator, business development, etc.)

Interested? Please email with your resume and cover letter on why you would like to work with Local First!