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Get Involved: Eldorado Canyon State Park

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

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Park Ambassador


Description:
If you are outgoing and enjoy talking to people, this position is for you! This position focuses on providing support in the Visitor Center and/or Entrance Station through greeting visitors, orienting guests to the park, selling park passes and bookstore merchandise, and answering phone inquiries. If desired, volunteers may also spend a small portion of their time hiking trails, educating visitors about local flora and fauna and park regulations, picking up trash, and assessing trail conditions. This position supplies essential help for park staff by ensuring our visitors have an enjoyable and safe experience! Required training will be provided.
Time Commitment:
Varies
Volunteer Benefits:
Helping Eldorado Canyon State Park out

Ready to get involved?

Contact Lisa Gill, lisa.gill@state.co.us, (303) 494-3943 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Park Patrol


Description:
If you've ever dreamed of becoming a park ranger, this position is ideal for you! The purpose of the Park Patrol program is to assist Park Ranger staff with quality visitor management through patrolling trails, helping with capacity, participating in resource protection, providing information regarding programs/special activities in the park, informing visitors about local and natural history, alleviating management issues (e.g. dogs off leash), and assisting with emergency situations within level of training. This position allows for greater staff presence throughout the park during our high-use season and helps enhance visitors' experiences by increasing visitor access to information, helping with emergency situations and the overall safety of our guests, and assisting staff with caring for and protecting this amazing resource.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Lisa Gill, lisa.gill@state.co.us, (303) 494-3943 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Resident Volunteer


Description:
Eldorado Canyon State Park is offering a unique opportunity to park your RV for a while and live in our historic 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom in exchange for volunteering with us! We are looking for a 2-person team to help sell passes, answer visitor questions, and/or clean bathrooms and facilities.
Time Commitment:
24 hours per week for 3-6 months. Will offer a minimum of 2 days off together so you can enjoy the local area.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Lisa Gill, lisa.gill@state.co.us, (303) 494-3943 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail and Stewardship Volunteers


Description:
If you want to help take care of Eldorado Canyon, stewardship volunteering is the place for you. We monitor and control invasive weeds, improve forest health, build and maintain trails, and help keep facilities clean and safe for visitors. All ability and fitness levels welcome.
Time Commitment:
The time commitment varies. For trail projects, you can help for a day, or a week, or a month, ... For ongoing projects like invasive weed mapping and removal, we'll train you and then you can volunteer as you have time. For opportunities like facilities maintenance or volunteer wrangling, we're looking for a steady commitment in order to make the best use of your time and ours.
Volunteer Benefits:
The main benefit of stewardship volunteering at Eldorado Canyon is seeing long-lasting, positive impacts on the land and the park's visitors. It's an amazing feeling to build a trail and know that thousands of people will have a safer, happier day in the park; see native species bloom after invasive weeds are removed, or know that the park's forests are healthier and more resilient. There is a lot of hands-on training available for those ready to learn.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Mike McHugh, mike.mchugh@state.co.us, (303) 494-0659 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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