Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Lathrop State Park. Volunteer today!
Lathrop State Park is located near the exceptionally scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado and has a great view of the Spanish Peaks. Located near Walsenburg and La Veta, Lathrop State Park offers a wide range of outdoor natural recreation opportunities including, fishing, boating, golfing, trails, archery range, photography and much more. Lathrop State Park has 103 campsites, 3 group camping areas, a 140 and 180 surface acre lakes, multiple trails, swim beach, and numerous picnicking areas. Lathrop has good access to Sand Dunes National Park and scenic drives on Highway 12 up to U.S. Forest Service public land. We are only a few minutes from Walsenburg and about 1 hour from Trinidad and Pueblo. There is a hospital located directly across from the park. Volunteers are responsible for general park maintenance and cleaning of public facilities including restrooms, showers, vault toilets, campsites, picnic areas, trails, etc. Performs routine maintenance. Assures quality customer service and facility maintenance, repair and cleanliness. Provides information and assistance to visitors. May assist with carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical work and transporting materials and supplies. Performs other duties as assigned.
Amenities: This position performs at least 20 hours of volunteer service per week in exchange for a full-hook-up RV space.
Site elevation: 6,100 ft.
We are looking for couples/pairs, and hosts are permitted to bring pets.
20 hours per person per week. Time commitment is 3-5 months, May through September
The location allows for many opportunities in outdoor recreation both in and around the park.