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Get Involved: Castlewood Canyon State Park

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

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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 the park.
Time Commitment:
2 hours per week, April through August

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Campground Host


Description:
Castlewood Canyon is a quiet park located just east of Castle Rock Colorado. Centered on Cherry Creek the canyon has a diversity of natural resources that astound most who visit. With a visitor center, picnic areas, and fourteen miles of trails the park is a hidden treasure for those who truly love nature. This park is a day use park operating from sunrise to sunset, so hours vary with the change of the season. Recently purchased, Castlewood Canyon now has a primary residence and bunkhouse. Both of these buildings were part of an original 1900’s homestead but have been updated with modern facilities. There are no RV hookups but plenty of space in a main residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, along with a studio bunk house. Hosts are expected to take care of the residence, pay for utilities only, and contribute time at the park.
Time Commitment:
3 months

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Climbing Committee


Description:
Castlewood Canyon Climbing Committee
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park


Description:
FRIENDS of Castlewood Canyon State Park is a nonprofit corporation that provides private support for critical fundraising and special project efforts of Castlewood Canyon State Park. FRIENDS will take a lead role in ensuring both the protection of Colorado's heritage and the provision of full outdoor opportunities for future generations.
Time Commitment:
Annual committment to be on the board, attend monthly meetings, and other time as needed to assist with fundraising, events, and projects.
Volunteer Benefits:
Help support Castlewood Canyon State Park!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Leave No Trace


Description:
The Leave No Trace initiative includes helping to implement the 7 principles in to all aspects of park operations.  This will include education via social media, displays and park brochures.  There are also opportunities to help with LNT education programs.
Time Commitment:
Ongoing
Volunteer Benefits:
Helping people understand the importance of Leave No Trace

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Maintenance and Construction


Description:
Assist with contruction and maintenance projects at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Naturalist


Description:
Become a Volunteer Naturalist at Castlewood Canyon and enjoy the unique beauty and history of the park! Volunteers have opportunities year-round to participate in educational workshops, hikes and social events. Volunteer Naturalists present educational programs to school groups and park visitors, hike the trails, work in the Visitor Center, work on special projects, complete trail projects, and monitor a variety of birds throughout the park. Volunteer Naturalists must enjoy working with people and have a love for the outdoors. Training is required to become a Naturalist at Castlewood Canyon and the first Naturalist training class will be on Saturday, January 25th.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Special Projects


Description:
This opportunity is for potential Castlewood Canyon State Park volunteers and for active volunteers who assist with a variety of tasks and projects to keep the park beautiful and functional!
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail Ambassador


Description:
*This opportunity is only open to volunteers that have attended Castlewood Canyon Volunteer Naturalist training* As a Volunteer Naturalist, rove the park to talk to visitors and help with resource issues on the park's trails. Volunteers must act as responsible role models exhibiting a friendly face to the public, great personal trail etiquette, and leave no trace practices.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail Work


Description:
Assist park staff with creating, restoring, and maintaining trails throughout Castlewood Canyon State Park.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Visitor Services


Description:
Visitor Services is an important role in welcoming park visitors, answering questions, offering information and selling applicable pass and licenses.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Weed Warriors


Description:
Volunteers serve with trained crew leaders and individually to help restore balance to this beautiful natural area by cutting, pulling, and digging nasty invaders like plumeless thistle and diffuse knapweed. Enjoy scenery, wildlife sightings, and the company of fellow volunteers while doing important and much-needed work.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Wildcat Canyon Bridge Project


Description:
Volunteers assist in various ways with the Wildcat Canyon Bridge Project.
Time Commitment:
Varies

Ready to get involved?

Contact Rachel Courtright, rachel.courtright@state.co.us, (303) 688-5242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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