About this Opportunity!
Volunteer, South Platte Park
Centennial | Littleton |
Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding way to give back to the
community and a way to spend your time enriching the lives of others.
South Platte Park volunteers participate at least once per month in
the specialty areas they have been trained for in helping manage the
park and programs. Specialty areas may include: stewardship of
resources, native garden maintenance, leading field trip groups,
hosting the Nature Center desk, conducting wildlife surveys, and more!
Selection of these areas may depend on volunteer interest, schedule
availability, and the ability to learn the duties.
Our Ideal Candidate
• Must be ten (10) years old, depending on the specialty
• Volunteers aged ten (10) to thirteen (13) must have a
parent or guardian onsite while volunteering.
• Experience in
gardening, landscaping, wildlife or plant identification, grounds
maintenance, education interpretation, public speaking or customer
service is preferred.
• Ability to follow workplace safety
procedures and listen and follow directions/instructions from
• Will be aware of the policies and goals of
the Park as presented during training.
• Ability to learn and
demonstrate maintenance and proper use of hand tools or other
• Ability to regularly exercise discretion
and independent judgment.
• Ability to interact tactfully,
clearly, concisely, and appropriately with the public, District
administration, District staff, fellow-volunteers, and other agencies
• Ability to adapt to changing priorities,
weather events, and special work requests.
• For interpretation
positions, ability to communicate with and lead a group in the field
and maintain safety and control and the ability to find answers to
questions asked of you.
The description above covers the main duties of this position.
Please note, as a team member, there may be additional
responsibilities that are required to meet ongoing needs of the department.
Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of
the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing
recreational services and programs.
We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of
I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of
Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service
recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two
ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports
dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature
center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and
open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more
than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis
courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.