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Get Involved: Cherry Creek State Park - Resident Volunteer-Dog Off Leash Area Maintenance

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Resident Volunteer-Dog Off Leash Area Maintenance


All campground host/resident volunteer positions with CPW are unpaid volunteer positions.



As a resident volunteer working for the DOLA (Dog Off Leash Area) section, responsibilities may include but are not limited to: responsible for all dog off leash area and park office maintenance and cleaning of public facilities including restrooms, toilets, picnic areas, mowing, weed control, build and maintain trails, etc. Operates and performs routine maintenance on State owned vehicles and equipment. Provides and ensures quality customer service and facility maintenance, repair and cleanliness and provides information and assistance to visitors. May also assist with carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical work, general landscape duties and transporting materials and supplies and performs other projects as assigned.


Duration of Occupancy of resident volunteer/host assignments is temporary and not meant to provide semi-permanent homes for individuals in state park campgrounds. Resident volunteers/hosts may service a maximum of nine (9) months annually and must have a minimum of three (3) consecutive months off park prior to occupying a host or resident site.


Must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, willing to volunteer outside during inclement weather, be able to lift 50-100 pounds repeatedly during the course of a single workday. Knowledge of power tools and hand tools preferred.  Knowledge of small engine and other equipment maintenance and repair preferred.  Must be able to volunteer for various shifts, including weekends and holidays.  Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to volunteer with little or no supervision

NOTE: This is an ongoing opportunity at the park and applications will be accepted any time. Actual availabilities varies. Once registered, you will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you as positions open. We receive a high volume of applications for these positions. Please be patient with us and we will contact you as needed.

Time Commitment:

We prefer a minimum 6 month commitment but that can be discussed further.  Serving weekends and holidays are also required. 

SUMMER SEASON (March - August):  Volunteers who will be putting in service hours as a single person AND who will be living on park by themselves, must donate a minimum of 24-32 hours a week.  For couples who will both be putting in hours, 24 hours are required for each person.

WINTER SEASON (September - March): 16-24 hours minimum.  Each resident site that is occupied by a single volunteer (or only one person is volunteering in a couple situation) is required to donate 24 volunteer hours per week. When two volunteers reside in the same site and both are volunteering (couples), 24 volunteer hours per week, per person is required in the summer.  

Volunteer Benefits:

Receive full hook up (electric, sewer, water) site in exchange for volunteer service.

Maintenance and Construction - Grounds/Facility Maintenance, Habitat and Trail Work - Weed Management, Habitat and Trail Work - Trail Building/Maintenance, Maintenance and Construction - Landscaping, Customer Service - Customer Service/Visitor Information, Customer Service - Greet and Orient Visitors, Maintenance and Construction - Equipment Repairs
Cherry Creek State Park

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Travis McKay
(303) 766-6583