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Get Involved: Navajo State Park

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

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Boat Ramp Shuttle Driver


Description:
Navajo State Park's shuttle driver program is one of the most popular of volunteer activities in the park! Service includes driving a passenger utility vehicle between the overflow parking lots and the marina. The shuttle service is free to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A full-service campsite is provided for 18-20 hours of service per driver per week. A machine/park orientation is required.
Time Commitment:
Time to complete orientation. Two 4.5 hour shifts per day of operation (weekends only as well as holidays that fall on Mondays). Travel time to and from park. Volunteer is able to choose what shift they want to drive as long as it is available. Shuttle runs Sat, Sun and holiday Mondays 9am to 6pm
Volunteer Benefits:
Provide essential service to the boating public.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Bryan Coombs, bryan.coombs@state.co.us, (970) 883-2208 to become a volunteer.


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Campground Host


Description:

Thank you for your interest! Navajo State Park is looking for volunteer camp hosts. Located midway between Durango and Pagosa Springs on the New Mexico border, Navajo Reservoir is 15,600 surface acres of aquatic fun! Campground hosts are the park's ambassadors, assisting staff with visitor services and campground management, including monitoring campsite reservation status and maintain campsite cleanliness (clean fire pits, rake high-use pads), and selling firewood. Hosts are not allowed to bring OHV's, but motorcycles are fine as long as they are street legal. Four or more positions are available each season.

Amenities: A full-service campsite is provided in return for 20 hours per week service.

Site elevation: 6,500 ft.

Pairs or individuals are accepted. Hosts with children are considered on a case by case basis. Dogs are permitted as long as they are kept leashed and/or contained/under control.

Time Commitment:

20 hours per week. Time commitment of 3-4 months with somewhat flexible dates. Mid-May through mid-September is preferred; Memorial Day through Labor Day required. Weekends required, as needed.

Volunteer Benefits:

Centrally located between desert and mountains and other attractions (Durango Train, Mesa Verde, Taos, Chaco Canyon. This is a very beautiful and well-liked part of the state!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Bryan Coombs, bryan.coombs@state.co.us, (970) 883-2208 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Maintenance and Construction


Description:
Repair and construct fence. Clean up park grounds and facilities. Complete special or seasonal maintenance tasks as needed. (For example: boat dock repair). Do carpentry, remodeling or other construction projects. Provide landscape design expertise. Make park information signs. Assist with minor vehicle/boat/equipment repairs and maintenance.
Time Commitment:
Varies by project.

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Special Projects


Description:
These volunteers perform general park support functions, such as: maintenance, visitor center, environmental education, dock/marina store attendant or other responsibilities, depending on skill and preferences. Maintenance includes: litter control, landscaping, grounds keeping, cleaning of park facilities. Visitor center includes: pass sales, revenue collection and dispensation of information. There are also opportunities in Environmental Education which includes: development and presentation of environmental programs as well as networking with local entities for guest programs.
Time Commitment:
Varies by project/need

Ready to get involved?

Contact Bryan Coombs, bryan.coombs@state.co.us, (970) 883-2208 to become a volunteer.


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Visitor Services


Description:
Answer phones; do word processing and data entry on the computer; file; or perform other clerical tasks. Fundraise and write grant proposals. Provide computer training; trouble-shooting or computer program design. Staff a visitor center information desk or sales outlet. Coordinate a special event. 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. Train staff or volunteers in desktop publishing software and techniques.
Time Commitment:
As determined by program supervisor.

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