Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Steamboat and Pearl Lake State Parks. Volunteer today!
Monitor bluebird populations in our bird houses on the State Park property. Record data. Clean boxes when needed.
Some special projects may include but are not limited to: Writing and developing outdoor interpretive signs for self-guiding trails or roadside exhibits. Recruiting other volunteers. Photographing or video taping park programs, special events, visitors, or resources. Assisting in planning volunteer recognition or social events. Training other volunteers. Providing equipment, donated funds, or expertise on special projects. Designing and creating puppets, historical costumes, and more.
The Steamboat Lake Snow club grooms the 150 miles of snowmobile trails and 15 KM of ski trail in the park, all of the members are volunteers. You must be a member of the Steamboat Lake Snow Club to join this volunteer group.
Visitor Center/Office Support volunteer responsibilities may include but are not limited to: Answering phones, 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. Design and prepare 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 etc.
Volunteers have the opportunity to document wildlife activity by photographing wildlife, their tracks and assisting with the trail camera program. Most observations will be documented through iNaturalist, a smartphone application that parks staff will train volunteers to use.