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Get Involved: Mueller State Park

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

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Campground Host


Description:
Located in the mountain community of Divide, Colorado. Mueller State Park is accepting applications for Campground Host Volunteers for the 2021 summer and fall/winter season. The volunteers will be provided with a full hookup campsite - water, sewer, and electric - in exchange for working 20 hours per week (per person for couples). Days off vary. Some responsibilites include (but are not limited to): cleaning of a flush toilet facility, cleaning campfire grills, trash collection, rental cabin housekeeping, greeting campers, selling firewood, and other projects to fulfill the 20-hour per week agreement. Winter: 1 position/couple is needed January through April to assist with cabin cleaning duties. Summer: 3 positions/couples are needed May through October. One position will be provided a campsite in the campground and help with hosting and maintenance duties. Two positions will be provided campsites in a non-public area and will help with cabin cleaning and other maintenance duties.
Time Commitment:
20 hours per person per week.
Volunteer Benefits:
Enjoy full hook up sites with amazing scenery surrounding you.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Linda Groat, linda.groat@state.co.us, (719) 687-2366 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Friends of Mueller State Park


Description:
The Friends of Mueller State Park (FoMSP) is a non-profit 501c3 public charity that raises money to fund youth programs, park improvements and interpretive exhibits to enhance the experience of every visitor who enters the park. Assist as a board member or volunteer with special events and fund raisers for the Friends of Mueller State Park organization. https://friendsofmuellersp.com/
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 your state park and work closely with park management to achieve shared goals.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Linda Groat, linda.groat@state.co.us, (719) 687-2366 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Maintenance


Description:
Common tasks include clean-up and maintenance of the park grounds and facilities; completing special and/or seasonal maintenance tasks as needed; carpentry, remodeling and construction projects; assisting with minor equipment repairs.
Time Commitment:
Varies
Volunteer Benefits:
Give back to the park

Ready to get involved?

Contact Linda Groat, linda.groat@state.co.us, (719) 687-2366 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Naturalist


Description:

Present park interpretive programs, such as: campfire talks, nature walks, multi-media shows, living history programs, evening programs and others. Lead school group programs on-site. Visit local students (or other groups) in their classrooms and conduct interpretive programs off-site. Conduct public workshops or classes. Conduct roving interpretive patrols in campgrounds, on park trails, at park facilities or in the backcountry. Help at large special events.

Time Commitment:

40 hour training. Programs and event times vary.

Volunteer Benefits:

Share your love of nature with others.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Linda Groat, linda.groat@state.co.us, (719) 687-2366 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Special Projects


Description:

Special Projects' is open-ended and provides an opportunity for some 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 website, Facebook and other media; cleaning, organizing, rearranging within any of the park's facilities; newsletter compilation and editing. Assisting 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 Linda Groat, linda.groat@state.co.us, (719) 687-2366 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail Work


Description:
Help preserve the park's trails system and backcountry by performing maintenance on current trails such as: creating water bars; clearing trees; posting, removing, redoing signs; raking and brushing trails; replacing, repairing and maintaining water culverts. Also, occasional fence removal from the park's undeveloped areas.
Time Commitment:
Workdays are scheduled 1-2 days per week from June through Sept.
Volunteer Benefits:
Get to know the park trails and give back.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Alex Zoebeli, alexandra.zoebeli@state.co.us, (719) 687-2366 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Visitor Services


Description:
Greet and interact with visitors looking for information or needing assistance; answer phones; perform clerical tasks; sell passes, permits and hunting/fishing licenses; work at the visitor center information desk, front entrance gate, and sales outlet; assist staff with special events; write and edit brochures, fact sheets and manuals; organize and stock materials and retail items; some light cleaning.
Time Commitment:
4-8 hour shifts. A regular weekly commitment is desired.
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 Linda Groat, linda.groat@state.co.us, (719) 687-2366 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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