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Get Involved: Steamboat and Pearl Lake State Parks

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!

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Bluebird Monitoring


Description:

Monitor bluebird populations in our bird houses on the State Park property. Record data. Clean boxes when needed.

Time Commitment:

Varies

Volunteer Benefits:

Share your love of birds and nature by monitoring bluebird nests around the park.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Julie Arington, julie.arington@state.co.us, (970) 879-3922 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Campground Host


Description:

Situated in an aspen/pine forest, Steamboat Lake is one of Colorado's most popular attractions. It features 188 campsites, camper cabins, fishing, swimming, boating, a full-service marina, and hiking trails. Campground Hosts act as ambassadors for the park staff, assisting with campground reservations and maintenance and providing information to visitors. The volunteer schedule is flexible enough to allow you ample opportunity to enjoy this beautiful area.

Amenities: The host site in Dutch Hill Campground has electrical and water hookups. In Sunrise Vista Campground, the Larkspur and Arnica host sites have full hookups.

We also have one niche site to fill and are looking for hosts who have the ability to set up in a more remote site without electricity - or one that only has 30 amp, depending on what is still available when they are hired. This site is also more suited to a small RV sized rig.

Time Commitment:

20 hours per person per week

Volunteer Benefits:

Host at a beautiful state park nearby Steamboat Springs with numerous recreational opportunities within minutes of the park!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Cecilia Garza, cecilia.garza@state.co.us, (970) 879-3922 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Special Projects


Description:

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.

Time Commitment:

Varies

Volunteer Benefits:

Share your passion for planning projects, design, and expertise on varied special projects.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Julie Arington, julie.arington@state.co.us, (970) 879-3922 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Trail Grooming


Description:

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.

Time Commitment:

As Needed

Volunteer Benefits:

Must be a member of Steamboat Lake Snow Club.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Julie Arington, julie.arington@state.co.us, (970) 879-3922 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Visitor Services


Description:

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.

Time Commitment:

16 hours per week

Volunteer Benefits:

Share your varied skills with our customers and staff!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Cecilia Garza, cecilia.garza@state.co.us, (970) 879-3922 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Winter Wildlife Monitor


Description:

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.

Time Commitment:

As Needed

Volunteer Benefits:

Enjoy being outdoors in winter while providing assistance to our staff. Wildlife is active in winter, and you can be too!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Julie Arington, julie.arington@state.co.us, (970) 879-3922 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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