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Get Involved: Colorado Springs (Area 14)

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Colorado Springs (Area 14). Volunteer today!

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Area Assistance


Description:
Assist Colorado Springs area staff with wildlife surveys, habitat improvement, carcass transport, and miscellaneous projects.
Time Commitment:
As Needed
Volunteer Benefits:
Gain experience for those wanting a career in wildlife management.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Tim Kroening, tim.kroening@state.co.us, (719) 227-5281 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Bear Aware Colorado Springs


Description:
The goal of the Bear Aware team is to teach human responsibility in removing attractants in order to reduce conflicts with black bears in Colorado. The volunteer team may respond to assist officers on active bear calls or distribute black bear information in neighborhoods as sightings occur. Other tasks may include posting signs, making bear unwelcome mats, and helping at CPW booths throughout El Paso County. Training is mandatory.
Time Commitment:
Flexible but commitment to the season from March to November is required.
Volunteer Benefits:
Help educate the public to keep bears wild

Ready to get involved?

Contact Cassidy English, Cassidy.english@state.co.us, (719) 227-5287 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Bear Aware Teller County


Description:
The goal of the Bear Aware team is to teach human responsibility in removing attractants in order to reduce conflicts with black bears in Colorado. Team may respond to assist officers on active bear calls or distribute black bear information in neighborhoods as sightings occur. Other tasks may include posting signs, making bear unwelcome mats, and helping at CPW booths throughout Teller County. Training is mandatory.
Time Commitment:
Flexible but commitment to the season from March to November is required.
Volunteer Benefits:
Help educate the public to keep bears wild

Ready to get involved?

Contact Tim Kroening, tim.kroening@state.co.us, (719) 227-5281 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Bluebird Monitoring


Description:

For those with an interest and familiarity of birds, volunteers will monitor Bluebird house/nesting sites located around El Paso County.

Time Commitment:

Weekly monitoring with a seasonal committment of March-August.

Volunteer Benefits:

Enjoy birding while collecting important data about the health and success of nesting bluebirds

Ready to get involved?

Contact Jeanette Lara, jeanette.lara@state.co.us, (719) 227-5204 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Chronic Wasting Disease Assistance


Description:
Assist CPW biologists with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sample collection and processing as needed. Volunteers may assist with transporting biological samples to Wildlife Health Lab.
Time Commitment:
Time to complete required training. Season runs September through December.
Volunteer Benefits:
Hands on Knowledge and Experience with sample collection, disease management

Ready to get involved?

Contact Tim Kroening, tim.kroening@state.co.us, (719) 227-5281 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Visitor Services


Description:

Assist the public with great customer service at the Southeast Region's front desk. Duties will include answering phones, returning messages, answering general questions, issuing licenses, registrations, and selling other CPW products.

Time Commitment:

Typical shifts are M-F from 10am-2pm. Day of week can be flexible but a regular commitment of weekly or biweekly is needed.

Volunteer Benefits:

Great hands on experience to learn about CPW products, regulations, and the agency overall, while helping our customers.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Robin Smith, robin.smith@state.co.us, (719) 227-5210 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Wildlife Transport


Description:
Transport sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife to rehabilitators or vets across SE Colorado. Training mandatory for first time transporters. Volunteers use their own vehicles for transportation.
Time Commitment:
Respond to calls as needed. Committment with flexible availability is preferred.
Volunteer Benefits:
Help Wildlife

Ready to get involved?

Contact Jeanette Lara, jeanette.lara@state.co.us, (719) 227-5204 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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