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Get Involved: Cherry Creek State Park - Campground Maintenance

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Campground Maintenance


Description:

All resident volunteer positions with CPW are unpaid volunteer positions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The resident volunteer program is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities. As a resident volunteer serving in the campground maintenance section, you will perform various maintenance tasks throughout the campground.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to: responsible for all general campground maintenance and cleaning of public facilities including restrooms, showers, toilets, campsites, picnic areas, mowing, weed control, build and maintain trails, operates and performs routine maintenance on State owned vehicles and equipment.  Provide and ensure quality customer service, 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 duties as assigned.

 

DURATION OF OCCUPANCY:

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 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be at least 18 years of age Must pass a background check Willing to volunteer outside during inclement weather Must 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 and the 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:

In the busy summer season, we require a 6 month commitment, and prefer volunteers who can cover the entire season from May through September. Serving on weekends and holidays are required. Winter options available November - April.

SUMMER REQUIREMENTS: Individual volunteers who will be living on park by themselves must donate a minimum of 24-32 hours a week. For each resident volunteer site that is occupied by two people but only one person will be working/contributing hours to the park, that one volunteer required to serve 32 hours per week. When two volunteers reside in the same site and both are volunteering (pairs), 24 hours per person, per week is required.

WINTER REQUIREMENTS: Individual volunteers who will be living on park by themselves must donate a minimum of 24 hours a week. For each resident volunteer site that is occupied by two people but only one person will be working/contributing hours to the park, that one volunteer required to serve 24-32 hours per week. When two volunteers reside in the same site and both are volunteering (pairs), 24 hours per person, per week is required.

Volunteer Benefits:

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

Interests:
Habitat and Trail Work - Weed Management, Maintenance and Construction - Grounds/Facility Maintenance, Habitat and Trail Work - Trail Building/Maintenance, Maintenance and Construction - Equipment Repairs, Maintenance and Construction - Maintenance and Construction, Habitat and Trail Work - Clean-Up Projects, Maintenance and Construction - Landscaping
Places:
Cherry Creek State Park

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Jess Eller
(720) 688-1085


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