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.
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
The celebration of the 2020 Jeffco Open Space Conservation Awards hosted almost 300 individuals at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Thursday, January 30. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, and partners for their contributions to the JCOS mission - preserve open space and parklands, protect park and natural resources, and provide healthy nature-based experiences. The awards are named after prominent and beautiful trees found in Jefferson County.
View nominee slides and videos of recipients from this year’s celebration.
Provide support to the Park Services section of Jeffco Open Space in ensuring clean, well-maintained and safe parks and amenities.
Assist various teams throughout JCOS by collecting and analyzing information about wildlife and visitor behavior.
Act as a representative of JCOS by leading, educating and conveying the JCOS mission to volunteers on outdoor stewardship projects throughout our parks.
Trail Running Crew Leader
Act as a representative of JCOS by leading, educating and conveying the JCOS mission to groups of trail runners on volunteer projects
Help build and maintain Jeffco Open Space trails.
Support Jeffco Open Space by monitoring Coal Creek Canyon Study Area or South Table Mountain Park.
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.
Share your knowledge and skills by assisting visitors at Hiwan Heritage Park.
Provide visitor assistance, education and friendly greetings to enhance the safety, knowledge and experience of visitors.
Share your knowledge and skills by assisting visitors of Jefferson County Open Space.
Information Specialist at the Welcome Center
Assist staff by providing administrative and clerical support at our main office reception desk.