2019 Volunteer Recruitment

Join us at Jeffco Open Space Headquarters to learn more about the different opportunities to get involved! Meet current volunteers and work with staff to find the best fit for your interests. Drop in any time for our two open house events: 

Friday, February 8th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturday, February 9th, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Applications will be available on site and online after the events. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

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

2017 Volunteers Annual Report

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

Coal Creek Canyon Study Area Land Steward

Support Jeffco Open Space by monitoring Coal Creek Canyon Study Area. This is a pilot program, specific to this region and Brumm Creek Trail Road.
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

Nature and History Educator

Whether you like being indoors or outdoors, you can share your knowledge of nature or history by providing interpretive and information services at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, Hiwan Heritage Park, Pine Valley Ranch or at JCOS Parks.
Nature and 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

Park Patroller

Provide visitor assistance, First Aid, emergency response, and promote resource protection to enhance the park visitor experience.
Park Patroller 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

Volunteer as a Park Steward