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Get Involved: Staunton State Park

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

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Angler Outreach


Assist anglers with their fishing skills. Clinics are offered multiple times a year, and sometime specifically requested by groups coming to the park.

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Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Dale Specht
(303) 816-5183


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Climbing Volunteers


Permits must be obtained from the Park Manager before joining this group. These volunteers receive permission to develop specific climbing routes within the park.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Zach Taylor
(303) 816-5180


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Friends of Staunton State Park


Friends of Staunton support fundraising and special projects for the state park.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Zach Taylor
(303) 816-5180


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Mountain Bike Team


Trail host, assist visitors, report trail conditions, and be a good example on the trails! Essential Duties & Responsibilities • Riding trails / Trail hosting • On-Trail bike mechanical assistance • Inform visitors of Park rules • Report visitor / trail issues • Minor trail maintenance / repair • Trail condition reporting (All Seasons) • Trail etiquette & safety education • Other duties specifically around coordination of special events, or as assigned • Ability to provide minor first aid (or CPR) is NOT required, but desired Requirements • Ability to ride mountain bike on Park multi-use trails for 2-5 hours • Eagerness to assist and interact with park visitors! • Must be dependable and punctual • Be courteous & personable when dealing with Park visitors • Follow Park rules and represent the Park and CPW in a professional manner • Complete initial and recurring State Park volunteer training sessions • Wear CPW volunteer patch and nametag when volunteering • Ability to ride fat bikes (4”+ wide tires) when trails experience winter conditions is not required but desired Training & Supervision • General volunteer orientation and ride with team leader / group Evaluation • All State Park volunteers must complete a background check before volunteering

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Dale Specht
(303) 816-5183


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Special Projects


This category includes all volunteer tasks not listed in another category, including assisting with maintenance tasks, our chipping team, assisting with landscaping, working with our parking team on busy weekends, and trail hosting.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Dale Specht
(303) 816-5183


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Track Chair Program


Colorado Parks and Wildlife values the right of every visitor to experience our state's natural beauty. To provide this opportunity to the disabled community, Staunton State Park offers the use of the Action Track Chair, which allows visitors to explore designated trails in the park. The chair allows access to gorgeous park features, including high grassy meadows, a wide variety of fauna, geological and water features and spectacular views of Pikes Peak, Lions Head & Mount Rosalie. As a volunteer your responsibilities will be to hike alongside Track Chair participants and insure they have a safe and educational trip! Trainings usually occur in late spring, and trips run end of May through November on Fridays-Sundays. Please contact us for more information.
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Visitor Services


As a Visitor Services Technician, you will help staff the Visitor Center at Staunton State Park. You will greet visitors, answer questions and provide maps. It also includes selling annual and day park passes, retail items and OHV/Boat/Snowmobile registrations. Our Visitor Center/Entrance Window are combined in our new Visitor Center that opened in May of 2019. It is the hub of the park, and the staff who work it are critical! We try to staff the Visitor Center 8-4 Friday-Monday through the winter, but if we get enough volunteers we will keep it open every day of the week. During the summer we still need help on days we are low on staff.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Dale Specht
(303) 816-5183


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Weed Management


Help rid the park of invasive weeds! Please never pull weeds on your own without permission from park staff. This group hosts work days to work on specific areas within the park.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Dale Specht
(303) 816-5183


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