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Get Involved: John Martin Reservoir State Park

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

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Campground Host


Description:

Sometimes called a sapphire on the plains, John Martin is a peaceful paradise in which people play, birds flock and wildlife roams. The park is close to historic landmarks, yet remote enough to attract year-round nature and recreation lovers to stay and explore. The reservoir provides uncrowded boating, waterskiing, and spectacular conditions for a wide variety of wind water sports. The mild Southeastern Colorado weather provides plenty of great days throughout the year. Anglers from shore or boat can catch walleye, saugeye, bass, wiper, crappie, perch, and catfish. Many consider the park a birdwatcher's paradise with almost 400 species documented in Bent County. Hosts will learn to assist customers with the park pass system, monitor camping reservation system, and do basic campsite maintenance. We are looking for hosts who are willing to have flexible expectations - you would always have core responsibilities but may be asked if you can help on special projects.

Amenities: Host site has full hookups, including possible phone hookup.

Site elevation: 3,900 ft.

Pairs or individuals are accepted, and hosts are permitted to have pets.

Time Commitment:

20-30 hours per week per person. Desired time commitment is 4-5 months, April - October.

We are currently seeking a 2022 summer campground host!

Volunteer Benefits:

Enjoy a full hook up site in exchange for work, along with great recreation opportunities! We are rich in American west history and have a nice temperate climate. Our park is unique in that it is a little piece a paradise in the middle of the plains. We have a extremely diverse ecosystem allowing people to see many different species of animals through out the year. We also have rich history in the area that can be seen on the park and in local communities.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Justin Mortimeyer, justin.Mortimeyer@state.co.us, (719) 829-1801 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Nursery Tree Care


Description:
Sustain nursery and tree plantings at Point campground
Time Commitment:
Flexible hours but regular committment desired.
Volunteer Benefits:
Care for trees that will provide much needed habitat and shade for years to come.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Sami Colvin, samantha.colvin@state.co.us, (719) 829-1801 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Special Projects


Description:
Share your special skills with the park! Special Projects may include: write and develop outdoor interpretive signs for self-guiding trails or roadside exhibits. Recruit other volunteers. Eagle Scout Projects. Photograph or video tape park programs, special events, visitors, or resources. Assist in planning volunteer recognition or social events. Provide equipment, or expertise on special projects. Design and create puppets, historical costumes, and more.
Time Commitment:
Varies
Volunteer Benefits:
Share your special skill with the Park!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Sami Colvin, samantha.colvin@state.co.us, (719) 829-1801 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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