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Get Involved: Chatfield State Park

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Chatfield State Park. Volunteer today!

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Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Inspections


Description:
Do you have a passion for keeping Colorado waters clean of invasive species? We want you to join our team! Training will be provided and is REQUIRED prior to starting as an ANS volunteer. Volunteers will be trained to become certified Aquatic Nuisance Species inspectors and will assist Chatfield State Park staff with vessel inspections and the statewide seal and receipt program. This is an important position for the protection of natural resources from non-native species that threaten wildlife, drinking water/irrigation and all water related outdoor recreation in the State of Colorado. Daily interaction with park visitors requires effective communication and public relations skills. Specific volunteer responsibilities may include: • Serve in the park ANS (aquatic nuisance species) inspection station. • Conduct physical boat inspections and boater interviews. • Provide information and assistance to the boating public (distributes brochures, promotes ANS education, educates about State Park regulations, etc.) • Cleaning and light maintenance duties of interior and exterior of ANS inspection areas. • Accurate counting and recording of all boat inspections. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • The position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs, as well as whole body movement. These activities include but are not limited to climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials. Ability to discern color differences and to hear in-person and radio communications is required.
Time Commitment:
Regular commitment for scheduling purposes
Volunteer Benefits:
Allows you to get outside and chat with boaters about anything ranging from boat operation to the best fishing spots! Learn a lot about boats! Learn all about aquatic nuisance species! Spend your time with a welcoming team environment!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Steven Veaughn, steven.veaughn@state.co.us, (303) 791-7275 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Bike and Trail Ambassador


Description:
PRESENCE, EDUCATION, ASSISTANCE Our Bike and Trail Ambassadors provide education and experience to the visitors on our park, while implementing Leave No Trace principles to help with litter control and keeping our park clean! Do you enjoy riding your bicycle or being on the trails within Chatfield State Park? Do you enjoy chatting with people you meet along the way? How about picking up trash and advancing Leave No Trace practices? This might be the right opportunity for you! Bike and Trail Ambassadors assist park staff by riding or walking the non-motorized trails within the park to assist visitors and provide information about Chatfield State Park. We also ask Ambassadors to pick up trash and support Leave No Trace principles. Ambassadors are knowledgeable on park regulations, trail locations, plant and wildlife ID, and much more! Mandatory training is required. Must be 18 years of age of older. Bike Ambassadors must be able to provide your own bicycle and proper fitting helmet.
Time Commitment:
Flexible
Volunteer Benefits:
Grab some excercise and enjoy the beautiful outdoors while fielding visitor questions, providing resources, and educating!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Steven Veaughn, steven.veaughn@state.co.us, (303) 791-7275 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Dog Off Leash Area Assistance


Description:
Do you love dogs? Are you looking for a great way to earn a Parks Pass while hanging out with a human's best friend? We are in need of volunteers to help with the maintenance and upkeep of our dog off leash area here at Chatfield State Park. Take a stroll around our approximately 70 acre fenced area and help with bag disposal, restocking, and educating fellow park goers.
Time Commitment:
None
Volunteer Benefits:
Great way to contribute back to the park and be surrounded by man/woman's best friend.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Steven Veaughn, steven.veaughn@state.co.us, (303) 791-7275 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Naturalist


Description:
Join the Chatfield State Park Naturalist Team! If you have a passion for sharing the outdoors with others, we want you to come volunteer with us! Lead a hike of school students along the South Platte River as they learn about the ecosystem. Demonstrate the powerful strength of a carnivore's jaw with a table of animal fur and skulls to campers at the Chatfield Amphitheater. Enjoy a quiet, solo walk in the Plum Creek Nature area while you document your scientific discoveries on the iNaturalist smart phone app. You can do all of these things while meeting people with similar interests, spending more time outdoors, and accruing hours to earn a free Colorado State Parks Annual Pass. Special note: Some pre-approved volunteers in this role may also conduct bird observations and provide data to the park.
Time Commitment:
1 day per week preferred
Volunteer Benefits:
Flex your brain and help inspire future generations to become stewards of our natural resources.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Steven Veaughn, steven.veaughn@state.co.us, (303) 791-7275 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Weed Warriors


Description:
Volunteers serve with trained crew leaders on specific work days and/or individually at any time. Please email the Park Resource Technician to coordinate timing. Help with weed management by cutting, pulling, and digging up invasive species within our park. Enjoy scenery, wildlife sightings, and the company of fellow volunteers while doing important and much-needed work.
Time Commitment:
Flexible
Volunteer Benefits:
Enjoy scenery, wildlife sightings, and the company of fellow Volunteers while doing important and much-needed work.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Jeremy Clayton, Jeremy.Clayton@state.co.us, (303) 791-7275 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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