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Colorado Birding Trail Project


Description:
Update, maintain, and verify the integrity of the information contained in the online Colorado Birding Trail Website. Responsibilities include: verify and update outdated information, add new information, upload and add photos, write blogs and/or articles, and conduct site visits to check trail conditions, accessibility, and take photos for the website.
Time Commitment:
8 hours per month is preferred; however, that is flexible.
Volunteer Benefits:
Volunteers will receive training on Word Press, the software used to maintain the online Birding Trail website and will be involved with keeping the Birding Trail updated. Volunteers will have the opportunity to write blogs and articles to help guide and provide information to new Colorado Birders. Volunteers will have the opportunity to conduct site visits to check on current trail conditions, accessibility, signage, and if desired to take photos to upload on the website. Volunteers can earn hours towards annual recognition.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Donna Forrest, donna.forrest@state.co.us, (303) 291-7355 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Family Nature Night Assistant


Description:
The Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLE) program has one mission: connect kids to the outdoors! In a typical year, volunteers with the SOLE program help in our outreach/engagement efforts at Family Nature Nights or similar events but daytime and state parks focused called Family Fun Days. Family Nature Nights are hosted at each SOLE school (over 50 schools around Colorado)! These events bring together outdoor-related partners to offer a fun, festival style event for families of 4th graders. This event is designed to give families a hands-on opportunity to become familiar with the many exciting educational and recreational activities our partners and state parks offer. We are working hard to create new learning opportunities for our students as well as new ways for volunteers to support our programs. Please contact The SOLE team for more information. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
Time Commitment:
One Family Nature Night or similar program per year (3 hour commitment per event). Volunteers are welcome to volunteer for as many Family Nature Nights as you would like.
Volunteer Benefits:
Connect youth and their families to the great outdoors of Colorado! When you volunteer with SOLE at our Family Nature Nights you'll get the opportunity to work directly with students and their families to teach them about wildlife and outdoor recreation.

Ready to get involved?

Contact SOLE Staff, dnr_cpwsole@state.co.us, (720) 666-9941 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Friends of Colorado State Parks


Description:
The Friends of Colorado State Parks is building a network of everyday people who work to protect and care for the places in which they play, recreate, and adventure. We accomplish this by providing support for local Friends groups affiliated with individual State Parks across Colorado. Now more than ever before, our State Parks need the support of Friends. As a Friends of Colorado State Parks board member, you help train and educate local State Park Friends groups in nonprofit management and unite these groups in our collective mission to protect and enhance Colorado’s most important resources. We are especially excited to connect with committed volunteers who have experience in any of the following areas: • Volunteer engagement • Fiscal management best practices • Accounting • Fundraising • Strategic planning • Community and youth engagement • Marketing • Social media outreach • Nonprofit board member recruitment/retention best practices Statewide "Friends" members attend board meetings, act as a liaison to contact and support local Friends, organize two annual Friends Rendezvous to bring together Friends groups from across the state to share successes, challenges, and offer training on topics of interest. Friends of Colorado State Parks is a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit, but board member time counts toward CPW volunteer hours. If you are interested in joining the Friends of Colorado State Parks Board, please send a resume and cover letter to info@friendsofcoloradostateparks.org. The Board will review your submission, take a vote at a board meeting, and get back in touch with you.
Time Commitment:
5 hours per month

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.


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Interpretation & Wildlife Viewing Assistance


Description:

Support the Statewide Interpretation/Wildlife Viewing program through various projects, such as: equipment maintenance; construction projects; purchasing materials; photography/videography assignments; continuing education for professional certifications; office assistance, meetings and trainings; and other duties as needed.

Time Commitment:

As Needed

Volunteer Benefits:

Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of projects involving CPW interpretation and wildlife viewing programs. Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend/advance interpretation skills.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Mary McCormac, mary.mccormac@state.co.us, (303) 291-7252 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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SOLE Program Assistance


Description:
Support our SOLE programs by helping us develop educational materials and virtual learning opportunities. This role is best filled by someone with experience in education. Our audience are 4th grade students so an understanding of the reading and comprehension levels of this age group is recommended. The tasks will vary but most likely can be completed from your home and on your computer. Ability to use a computer and basic word processing programs are desired. Examples of opportunities include: developing lesson plans, creating worksheets for students, writing thank-you cards to teachers, or providing feedback on educational programs. Opportunities come up depending on the interests and needs of schools and may be limited if our SOLE schools are fully in-person for the 2021-22 school year.
Time Commitment:
Varies
Volunteer Benefits:
If you're a creative person who is eager to contribute to the development of environmental education in Colorado, this opportunity is for you. You'll work directly with SOLE staff to help improve our programming and learn more about K-12 Colorado Academic Standards, environmental education opportunities and school assessments.

Ready to get involved?

Contact SOLE Staff, dnr_cpwsole@state.co.us, (720) 666-9941 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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