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Get Involved: Lake Pueblo State Park

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

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Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Inspections


Description:

A customer service-based position that involves inspecting for invasive Zebra/Quagga Mussels, Milfoil or other plant species on boats and personal watercraft at an inspection point on the park. This is an important position for the protection of natural resources from non-native species that threaten wildlife, drinking water/irrigation and all water related outdoor recreation in the State of Colorado. Daily interaction with park visitors requires effective communication and public relations skills. Training in boat inspection methods will be provided. REQUIREMENTS: - Must be at least 16 years of age with reliable transportation. - Must be able to volunteer outdoors and on weekends, holidays, and varied shifts. - Must be able to climb in and out of vessels and under trailers. - Ability to volunteer with little supervision. - The position will perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs, as well as whole body movement. These activities include but are not limited to climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials. Ability to discern color differences and to hear in-person and radio communications is required. Specific volunteer responsibilities may include: • Serve in the park ANS (aquatic nuisance species) inspection station. • Conduct physical boat inspections and boater interviews. • Provide information and assistance to the boating public (distributes brochures, promotes ANS education, educates about State Park regulations, etc.) • Cleaning and light maintenance duties of interior and exterior of ANS inspection areas. • Accurate counting and recording of all boat inspections.

Time Commitment:

8 hour training, then regular commitment for scheduling purposes

Volunteer Benefits:

Help protect our natural resources from non-native species. Allows you to get outside and chat with boaters about anything ranging from boat operation to the best fishing spots! Learn a lot about boats! Learn all about aquatic nuisance species!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Erin Steinman, erin.steinman@state.co.us, (719) 561-9320 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Boat Safety Ambassadors


Description:

This volunteer role is a public outreach effort to share boating safety information, best practices, rules, and regulations with park visitors. While personal boating experience is not necessary, the desire to learn the rules and educate others on boat safety is!

Reports indicate that over 3,000 injuries, and 767 deaths occurred in 2020 due to boating accidents. Our goal is to decrease that number and help our visitors enjoy the waters of CO safely!

Time Commitment:

Outreach efforts will take place over weekends and holidays when the park is at its busiest. 

Volunteer Benefits:

We hope that this outreach effort will literally SAVE LIVES, reduce other water-related injuries, and help our visitors to have a more enjoyable time on the water!

Documents:

Learn More: Boating Safety Resources

Ready to get involved?

Contact Erin Steinman, erin.steinman@state.co.us, (719) 561-9320 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Garden Care


Description:

Weed, plant, water and help keep our native Colorado xeriscape garden beautiful.

Time Commitment:

1-2 hours per week. Volunteers may rotate or help as available to ensure that the garden is being maintained.

Volunteer Benefits:

For those passionate about flowers, native plants, pollinators, or just with a general green thumb!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Erin Steinman, erin.steinman@state.co.us, (719) 561-9320 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Maintenance


Description:

Volunteers help with a wide variety of projects throughout Lake Pueblo State Park. Projects may include: general clean up efforts, tree wrapping to protect from beavers, and general campground maintenance to keep the park in good operating condition.

Time Commitment:

Flexible. Scheduled projects may be a few hours in length.

Volunteer Benefits:

Give back to the park!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Shane Ewing, shane.ewing@state.co.us, (719) 561-9320 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Special Projects


Description:

Share your special skill with the park! Special Projects may include but are not limited to: Writing and developing outdoor interpretive signs for self-guiding trails or roadside exhibits. Recruit other volunteers. Photograph or video tape park programs, special events, visitors, or resources

Time Commitment:

Varies

Volunteer Benefits:

Share your special skill with the park!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Erin Steinman, erin.steinman@state.co.us, (719) 561-9320 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail Work


Description:

Help with Trail maintenance around the South shore trail system. 

Time Commitment:

Ongoing, no required commitment. 

Volunteer Benefits:

Give back to the park and help provide sustainable trail system to park users. 

Ready to get involved?

Contact Joshua Klosheim, joshua.klosheim@state.co.us, (719) 252-2242 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Visitor Services


Description:

Volunteer responsibilities for Visitor Center/Office Support may include but are not limited to: Answering phones; word processing and data entry on the computer; file; or perform other clerical tasks. Help to raise funds and write grant proposals. Provide computer training; trouble-shooting or computer program design. Staff a visitor center information desk or sales outlet. Design and prepare exhibits, displays, and bulletin boards. Market and advertise park programs. Write and edit newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, and manuals. Produce artwork or graphic design for publications, signs, flyers, or exhibits.

Time Commitment:

4-8 hour shifts. Training required. Regular availability, with weekends preferred.

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 Erin Steinman, erin.steinman@state.co.us, (719) 561-9320 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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