2019 Volunteer Applications Now Open!


Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. Please create an account on Offero and apply for the position that best fits your interest. 

Trails Volunteer Recruitment

A separate recruitment fair will focus on volunteers interested in helping with trail maintenance projects:

Thursday, February 28th, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

The Arbor House at Maple Grove Park
14600 W 32nd Ave, Golden

Volunteer Recruitment 2019 poster Feb 8 and 9

2019 Conservation Awards, January 31, celebrating our volunteers and partners who make Jeffco Open Space possible!
View photos and videos of this year's celebration.

Jeffco Open Space has been the natural choice for volunteering since 1972. Ever since a grassroots campaign resulted in the creation of our agency, volunteers have been pitching in for their parks – from helping to preserve natural resources and educating visitors to blazing new trails.

One Day Project Opportunities 

Current Volunteer Login

Group Project Opportunities

We will coordinate projects for groups of 10 or more people, including corporate events during weekday hours. Through forest stewardship and clean-up projects, you will build camaraderie and better parks for today and tomorrow. More information on group volunteer project types.

For more information, contact Matt Martinez, Volunteer Services Specialist
[email protected]

Volunteer as a Group or Business

On-going Opportunities 

2018 Application period is closed.
For more info, contact Jana Johns, Volunteer Services Supervisor: 303.271.5922 [email protected]

Information Specialist at the Welcome Center

Assist staff by providing administrative and clerical support at our main office reception desk.
Information Specialist Information

Volunteer as an Information Specialist at the Welcome Center

Invasive Species Steward 

Share your skills by helping manage noxious weeds to protect our natural resources.

Invasive Species Steward

Invasive Species Management

Land Steward

Support Jeffco Open Space by monitoring Coal Creek Canyon Study Area.
Land Steward Information

Clear Creek Canyon Park Land Steward

Natural Resources Monitor

Be involved with identifying and monitoring raptors, butterflies, frogs and avian species within Jefferson County. This information helps to inform land management decisions and monitor habitat health.
Natural Resources Monitor Information 

Volunteer as a Natural Resources Monitor

History Educator

Share your knowledge and skills by assisting visitors at Hiwan Heritage Park.
History Educator Information

Volunteer as a Nature and History Educator

Park Host

Provide visitor assistance, education and friendly greetings to enhance the safety, knowledge and experience of visitors. 
Park Host Information

Volunteer as a Park Host

Nature Educator

Share your knowledge and skills by assisting visitors of Jefferson County Open Space
Nature Educator Information

Volunteer as a Park Patroller

Park Steward

Provide support to the Park Services section of Jeffco Open Space in ensuring clean, well-maintained and safe parks and amenities.
Park Steward Information

Climbing Patroller

Acts as an ambassador of JCOS to the climbing community and provides visitor assistance, education, stewardship and safety messages.
Climbing Patroller Information

Crew Leader

Act as a representative of JCOS by leading, educating and conveying the JCOS mission to volunteers on outdoor stewardship projects throughout our parks.
Crew Leader Information

Volunteer as a Park Steward
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