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Get Involved: Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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

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Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park


Description:
The Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park (CMSP) is a 501c3 with a mission to support and advocate for park goals. The all-volunteer board is elected annually and works closely with park management to ensure that we are working in collaboration to effectively and efficiently accomplish the mission. Don't have the time to commit to being a board member? You can still become a "Friend" through annual membership and offer support during their fundraising events!
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:
Support Cheyenne Mountain State Park and work closely with park management to achieve shared goals

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Fuel Mitigation Assistance


Description:
Assist with removal of dead brush and trees, create mitigation lines for wildland fire prevention.
Time Commitment:
Flexible
Volunteer Benefits:
Preventing wildfires is an important aspect for public safety.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Fuel Mitigation Sawyers


Description:
Certified sawyers lead a crew to safely remove dead or overgrown brush and trees, will create mitigation lines for wildland fire prevention. Sawyer training provided, but committment to project completion is required.
Time Commitment:
Minimum of 40 hours over a two year period.
Volunteer Benefits:
Preventing wildfires is an important aspect for public safety.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Naturalist


Description:
Present park interpretive programs, such as: campfire talks, nature walks, multi-media shows, living history programs, evening programs and others. Lead school group programs on-site. Visit local students (or other groups) in their classrooms and conduct interpretive programs off-site. Conduct public workshops or classes. Conduct roving interpretive patrols in campgrounds, on park trails, at park facilities or in the backcountry. Help at large special events.
Time Commitment:
Training required. Programs and event times vary.
Volunteer Benefits:
Share your love of nature with others.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Special Projects


Description:
Share your special skills with the park! Projects are open-ended and provide an opportunity for creativity and suggestions for projects and/or assignments that are outside the realm of naturalist work, maintenance details or trails crew. Assist with clerical duties in the Visitors Center; work on the website, Facebook and other media; clean, organize, rearrange supplies within any of the park's facilities; newsletter compilation and editing. Assist with park events and other projects.
Time Commitment:
Varies
Volunteer Benefits:
Share your special skills and give back to the park.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail Ambassador


Description:
Trail Ambassadors walk, hike, or bike sections of the trails within the park to greet other visitors, answer questions, remind them of safe and responsible trail etiquette, and share unique historical and natural features of the park as situations prompt. 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:
Hours are flexible but there are expectations to commit to a number of Ambassador days spent over the course of a year.
Volunteer Benefits:
For those stewards who want to share their love and passion with others, this is a great way to enjoy the park's trails while also educating others.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail Work


Description:
Assist with the design, building and maintenance of park trails, retaining walls, steps, and erosion control methods to provide sustainable trail opportunities for visitors. Serve as crew members or crew leaders on trail construction, renovation, and maintenance. Design or install trail signage as needed.
Time Commitment:
Varies
Volunteer Benefits:
Care for the trails you love and provide sustainable trails for all visitors.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 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. Great people skills are a must with previous cash handling experience preferred! Tasks will include answering phones and learning the IPAWs point of sale system. Other office support may include creating displays and bulletin boards to market and advertise park programs. Write and edit newsletters, brochures, and fact sheets, produce artwork or graphic design for publications, signs, flyers, or exhibits.
Time Commitment:
4-8 hour shifts, with a weekly or biweekly committment. Preferred availability on the weekends and for some holidays is desired.
Volunteer Benefits:
People-Person? This role is for you! Greeting incoming visitors can be quite the treat as they head to their campsites, are out for a family stroll, or return to share their pictures of an exciting wildlife sighting!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Monique Mullis, monique.mullis@state.co.us, (719) 540-5565 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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