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Get Involved: Boyd Lake State Park

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

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Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspector


Description:
Help Boyd Lake staff check boats for any Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS). Inspection and Decontamination training and park equipment will be provided. Training consists of "in-person" or online "Zoom-type" training about how to inspect and decontaminate boats for all Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS), including zebra and quagga mussels, mudsnails, plants, etc. Inspectors should be comfortable looking at boats and interiors of boats, possibly getting wet (from decontamination procedures), walking, bending over to look in engines/ compartments, talking with boaters, using equipment with provided PPE, writing receipts, using a CPW tablet or computer for simple data entry.
Time Commitment:
A few hours during the week or weekend. Boating closes at Boyd Lake on Dec. 1. This opportunity could also extend during the summer, when we are at our busiest time! We would love help all times during the year!
Volunteer Benefits:
Training and education about Aquatic Nuisance Species, training for decontamination procedures, socializing with Boyd Lake Staff and other volunteers, socializing with visitors and boaters, and so much more! If a volunteer completes and logs 48 hours of service in one year, a state park pass will be issued.
Documents:
https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/ISP-Zebra-Quagga.aspx

Ready to get involved?

Contact Lauren Turpin, lauren.turpin@state.co.us, (970) 669-1739 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Campground Host


Description:

Boyd Lake State Park adjoins the beautiful Boyd Lake and is one of the most popular playgrounds for boaters, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts in all of Colorado. VOLUNTEER CAMP HOSTS ARE NEEDED to clean campsites, bathrooms, laundry facilities, greet visitors, dispense park information, and assist in daily campground operations. The Park is open year round. Applications are always being accepted for spring/summer season. Hosts may also serve on a year round basis. Campsite for hosts includes: water, sewer, and 50 and 30-amp electricity. Conveniently located 5 miles west of I-25 on Hwy 34 just outside Loveland, 15 minutes south of Fort Collins, 40 minutes east of Estes Park and Rocky Mt. National Park, 35 minutes south of Poudre Canyon, and 1 hour north of the Denver metroplex.

Time Commitment:

1-9 months.

Positions are full for 2022, but you can still apply to be put on a waitlist in case vacancies open.

Volunteer Benefits:

Full hook up camp site in exchange for hosting at Boyd Lake.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Scott Borgestad, scott.borgestad@state.co.us, or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Resident Volunteer


Description:

Support staff at this amazing state park by serving at the entrance gate and selling passes, providing information about the park, offering office support, and more! A campsite is provided for the summer in exchange for working a certain number of hours (as agreed upon by the Park Manager and Resident volunteer supervisor). Volunteers will be working with money, computer systems, and interacting with the public, so a background check will be required.

Time Commitment:

1-9 months

Volunteer Benefits:

Full hook up camp site in exchange for hosting at Boyd Lake.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Derek Holden, DEREK.HOLDEN@STATE.CO.US, (970) 669-1739 to become a volunteer.


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