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Get Involved: Crawford State Park

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

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Campground Host


Description:
Enjoy the mountainous terrain and the geological wonders, featuring Needle Rock, Castle Rock, Sleeping Indian, and Saddle Mountain - all picturesque landmarks visible from Crawford State Park. This scenic park offers camping, fishing, water sports and other leisure activities within the parks natural environment. Crawford State Park boundaries include 337 land acres and a 400-acre reservoir, with two separate campgrounds. Our volunteer hosts assist campers, maintain campsites, sell firewood, and help with reservations. Hosts may also help in other sections of the park depending on their skills and interests. The park provides three campground host sites with electrical, water, and sewer hookups to a holding tank that holds 500 gallons. They are pumped as needed. Our hosts can also enjoy internet and laundry facilities for their use.
Time Commitment:
Mid-May until Mid September. Hosts are required to serve a minimum of 24 hours per person per week.
Volunteer Benefits:
Full hook-up site.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Scott Rist, scott.rist@state.co.us, (970) 921-5721 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Education Program Assistance


Description:
Assists with interpretation, education, and/or outdoor skills stations for student field trips as needed. Program information/outlines and education kits are made available when appropriate for activities.
Time Commitment:
Volunteers may sign up for any event, and there are typically 10-14 school events at the park each year. Each event requires 6 hours.
Volunteer Benefits:
Support outdoor education for youth in local community. Opportunity to attend local CPW Education trainings.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Scott Rist, scott.rist@state.co.us, (970) 921-5721 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Friends of Crawford State Park


Description:
Volunteers improve park structures and grounds through grant writing and fundraising; increase park attendance by holding approved activities; serve as park advocates in legislative and other issues; and, contribute volunteer hours in ways that complement the needs of the park.
Time Commitment:
Monthly meetings and events.
Volunteer Benefits:
Support and become an ambassador for a State Park in your local community.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Scott Rist, scott.rist@state.co.us, (970) 921-5721 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Maintenance and Construction


Description:
Repair and construct fence; clean up park grounds and facilities; complete special or seasonal maintenance tasks such as boat dock repair; do carpentry, remodeling or other construction projects; provide landscape design expertise; make park information signs; and/or assist with minor vehicle/boat/equipment repairs and maintenance. Assist with the construction and maintainence of trails at Crawford State Park.
Time Commitment:
The amount of time required to complete a project.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Scott Rist, scott.rist@state.co.us, (970) 921-5721 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Visitor Services


Description:
Assist in a variety of clerical and office support duties Assist with a variety of clerical, general office support duties, or fee collection. This position is perfect for volunteer who enjoys interacting with people, has good customer service & communication skills, and who enjoys retail sales environment; answer phones, greet & assist park visitors with park and local area info as well as campsite reservations. Sell park passes, registrations & Department of Wildlife licenses; monitor radio communications; sales in outlet store; restocking of fliers; filing and data entry. Assist with special events as needed.
Time Commitment:
Mid-May until Mid September

Ready to get involved?

Contact Scott Rist, scott.rist@state.co.us, (970) 921-5721 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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