Volunteer, South Platte Park

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-869040
    • Job Location: Centennial, CO
      Lone Tree
    • Job Type: Volunteer
    • Date Updated: November 29, 2023
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About this Opportunity!

Volunteer, South Platte Park

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 area.
• 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 supervisory staff.
• 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 equipment provided.
• 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 or contractors.
• 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.

About Us

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, a botanical garden event center, 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.