At this time, volunteer applications are closed. We anticipate holding a modified recruitment for available positions sometime during the first quarter of 2021.
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
Field projects are currently suspended. We anticipate resuming projects when public health conditions allow.
We 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 2021 Jeffco Open Space Conservation Awards hosted almost 300 individuals virtually on Thursday, January 28. This year, in lieu of awards, we recognized individuals, organizations, and partners for their contributions to the JCOS mission with a video. 2020 was a challenging year. Together with our partners and volunteers, JCOS has endured and accomplished exceptional things. Since the onset of the pandemic, our visitors have looked to us for a place to escape and recreate. Consequently, our visitation has skyrocketed. Our parks are feeling the pressure, and our team continues to rise to the occasion. Collectively, we continue to provide a place for those who need it, a safe outdoor experience for all to enjoy.
Click this link to check out our Collaborative Conservation video.
Volunteer applications are currently closed. We anticipate holding a modified recruitment for available positions sometime during the first quarter of 2021.
For more info, contact Jana Johns, Volunteer Services Supervisor: 303.271.5922 email@example.com
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.