• Volunteer Opportunities


  • Learn about one-day events at the bottom of this page.


    2017 Application Period Closed.

    Download and complete the application formAdobe Reader is required for viewing this document. For more info, contact Volunteer Services Supervisor Jana Johns via email or at 303.271.5922, or Volunteer Services Specialist Jo Carter via email or at 303.271.5992.

    Information Specialist at the Welcome Center

    Assist staff by providing administrative and clerical support at our main office reception desk. Information Specialist Information Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    Natural Resources Monitor

    Be involved with identifying and monitoring raptors, butterflies, frogs and avian species within Jefferson County. This information helps to inform land management decisions and monitor habitat health. Natural Resources Monitor InformationAdobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    Nature and History Educator

    Whether you like being indoors or outdoors, you can share your knowledge of nature or history by providing interpretive and information services at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, Hiwan Heritage Park, Pine Valley Ranch or at JCOS Parks. Nature and History Educator InformationAdobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    Park Host

    Provide visitor assistance, education and friendly greetings to enhance the safety, knowledge and experience of visitors. Park Host Information Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document 

    Park Patroller

    Provide visitor assistance, First Aid, emergency response, and promote resource protection to enhance the park visitor experience. Park Patroller Information Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document 

    Park Steward

    Provide support to the Park Services section of Jeffco Open Space in ensuring clean, well-maintained and safe parks and amenities. Park Steward Information Adobe Reader is required for viewing this document

    Group Projects

    We will coordinate projects for groups of 10 or more people, including corporate events during weekday hours. Through forest stewardship and clean-up projects, you will build camaraderie and better parks for today and tomorrow. To make arrangements, call Matt Martinez, Volunteer Services Specialist, at (303) 271-5971 or email.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    "I helped make that trail." It’s part of the satisfaction that our volunteers enjoy after building and rebuilding trails. Satisfaction also comes from making social connections, exploring our natural world and learning the craft of building trails that last.

    Sign up on our Volunteer registration page External Link Icon for projects.  

    Events Registration

    Please register for each event individually. Volunteers who register will receive a confirmation, along with more information and instructions about where to meet.

    Arrive at the meeting place by 8 a.m. to complete registration. Projects begin promptly at 8:30. You can speed the process by completing our volunteer release of liability form Adobe PDF Icon. A parent or guardian's signature is required for volunteers under 18.

    Requirements for One Day Events

    • Be in good physical condition.
    • Be able to use a variety of tools, including shovels, picks and rakes.
    • Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

    What to Bring and Wear

    • Hiking or work boots that go over the ankle; no tennis shoes or sandals
    • Long pants
    • Work gloves
    • Plenty of water (2 quarts minimum)
    • Raingear
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent
    • Toilet paper (recommended)
    • A day pack


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