About this Opportunity!
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 NatureTeens participate in program assistance and
events for a minimum of 50 hours during the summer months. Assignments
include program assistance, group management, working with children,
handling and sanitizing equipment and working with staff to ensure
positive nature experiences for participants.
On-the-job training will be provided by staff. A ‘Try Out’ date is
available in April for teens to assess whether NatureTeens meets their
volunteer and job skill goals. Preference will be given to those who
participate in Tryout Day on April 10th. Register online at
https://bit.ly/37NUavq for that opportunity.
A mandatory training date is in May for teens in the program.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Must be fourteen (14) years old, depending on the specialty area.
- Familiar with or a strong interest in nature, interpretation, or
environmental education is preferred.
- Will be reliable and patient with children.
- Has the ability to handle small animals, including aquatic
animals, non-venomous snakes, insects and spiders, or willingness to learn.
- Has the ability to be outside for large portions of the day in
weather conditions ranging from mild to extreme. Activities include
hiking, canoeing, standing in moving or still water.
- Has the ability to hike, stand, sit, paddle and kneel for up to
three (3) hours with breaks.
- Has the ability to learn and demonstrate maintenance and proper
use of program equipment and supplies.
- Will successfully and productively work without immediate
supervision within established guidelines set by staff.
- Has the ability to interact tactfully, clearly, concisely, and
appropriately with the public and staff.
The job 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.