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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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Campground Host


Description:

Cheyenne Mountain lies nestled at the base of its namesake, which provides a stunning backdrop to the campground. The park offers a remote location atmosphere, but is only minutes to nearby shopping in downtown Colorado Springs. In 45 minutes or less you can reach popular attractions like the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods, and Pikes Peak. Volunteer Campground Hosts are an important liaison between park visitors and park staff. Responsibilities are varied and may include some or all of the following: Provide excellent customer service through direct interaction with park visitors, reside on park to assist with after-hour situations and report any issues/safety hazards to rangers immediately. Complete daily site reservation checks (morning and noon). Assist in operation of the entrance station and light maintenance including bathroom checks and minor cleaning when maintenance is unavailable. Sell firewood. Provide logistical help with special events and educational programs as needed. Other responsibilities as assigned and agreed upon.

Successful hosts are willing and able to clean campsites, cabins, restrooms, and help run park entrance gate, and are friendly and willing to work with a wide variety of people. Prior camp host experience is preferred but not required.

Amenities: Enjoy full service sites with electric, water and sewer hookups. Certain host sites have a trailer size limitation of 26-28 feet, trailers and Class C's are generally OK, but low profile vehicles and 5th wheels will not fit into the site. Cell service is strong, and hosts are allowed to utilize computers and internet at the office.

Site elevation: 6,300 ft.

Pairs, families, or individuals are accepted. Hosts are permitted to have pets, but please note that a lot of our hiking trails and sections of the park do not allow pets.

Time Commitment:

20-30 hours per week. Time commitment is 3-5 months starting in May.

Volunteer Benefits:

Enjoy the beauty of the park in a full service site. Fort Carson's bugle calls and evening taps can be heard from the campground.

Situated just south of Colorado Springs and considered one of the ""crown jewels"" in Colorado's extensive state park system, Cheyenne Mountain State Park represents the protection of one of the last significant open spaces along the southern section of the Colorado Front Range.

The 2701 acres of the park lie beneath the eastern flank of Cheyenne Mountain, and border the plains of Colorado in a stunning transition from plains to peaks. The land is in remarkable natural condition and diverse wildlife viewing opportunities abound due to the property's relatively undisturbed and unfragmented nature.

Cheyenne Mountain offers superior facilities and recreational opportunities. Foremost among the park's offerings is the trail system consisting of 28 miles of hiking and biking trails. These pathways allow visitors ample opportunities to explore the park's natural beauty and discover the park's many wild inhabitants.

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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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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Special Events or One-Time 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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Timber Tigers: Fuel Mitigation Assistance


Description:

Join the Timber Tigers, a dedicated bunch of volunteers who remove dead brush and trees, create mitigation lines for wildland fire prevention and remove dead or dangerous trees as needed. Safety equipment and training are provided.

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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Trail Dogs: Trail maintenance


Description:
Become a Trail Dog! 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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