Interested in volunteering?
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.
Group Project Opportunities
In addition to publicly advertised one day projects, we can create a field project customized for your group during weekday hours.
Through forest stewardship and clean-up projects, you will build camaraderie and better parks for today and tomorrow.
If you’d like to inquire about a customized project for your group, contact Volunteer Services Specialist Matt Martinez by email: [email protected] or phone: 303.271.5971
The celebration of the 2022 Jeffco Open Space Conservation Awards hosted over 250 individuals on Tuesday, April 19 at the Lakewood Cultural Center. This wonderful event was the first ever evening celebration of our volunteers and partners, and the first in-person celebration in almost two years! This event pays homage to the numerous volunteers and partners that contribute thousands of hours to help JCOS accomplish it's mission. Thanks to everyone who has made this organization such a success!
2022 Conservation Award Recipient Videos (YouTube)
2020 Conservation Award Recipient Videos (YouTube)
2019 Conservation Award Recipient Videos (YouTube)
Click this link to check out our 2021 Collaborative Conservation video (YouTube)
Find the most current position descriptions for ongoing volunteer programs below. For additional information about volunteer programs or projects, contact one of our team members:
Nature Educator – accepting applications
Share your knowledge and skills by assisting visitors of Jefferson County Open Space.
History Educator – accepting applications
Share your knowledge and skills by assisting visitors at Hiwan Heritage Park.
Land Steward – accepting applications
Support Jeffco Open Space by monitoring Coal Creek Canyon Study Area or South Table Mountain Park.
Natural Resources Monitor – accepting applications
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.
Park Host – accepting applications
Provide visitor assistance, education and friendly greetings to enhance the safety, knowledge and experience of visitors.
Information Specialist at the Welcome Center – accepting applications
Assist staff by providing administrative and clerical support at our main office reception desk.
Information Specialist at Boettcher Mansion – accepting applications
Assist staff by providing administrative and clerical support at the historic Boettcher Mansion
Trail Steward – accepting applications
Help monitor and restore unauthorized trails in JCOS parks.
Trail Steward position description brochure (PDF)
Restoration Volunteer Crew Leader– accepting applications
Restore unauthorized trails in JCOS parks
Restoration Volunteer position description brochure (PDF)
Trailhead Steward – accepting applications
Provide support to the Park Services section of Jeffco Open Space in ensuring clean, well-maintained and safe parks and amenities.
Data Team – accepting applications
Assist various teams throughout JCOS by collecting and analyzing information about wildlife and visitor behavior.