Natural Areas Longer Term Volunteer Opportunities
Master NaturalistsMaster Naturalists are highly trained volunteer educators who share their knowledge and experience with the public. As a Master Naturalist you will experience beautiful natural areas while you learn how to lead fun, hands-on field trips. An intensive training session of about 60 hours is offered each spring. Fifty hours of volunteer service are required within two years of training. The next training will be in the spring of 2015. Contact Sue Kenney, 970-224-6118 to be added to the list of interested people, and get an email when application materials are ready.
To Request a Presentation by a Master Naturalist
Would you like to invite a volunteer Master Naturalist to work with your group? Contact Deborah Price, , 970-217-3075. School teachers please contact Susan Schafer, 970-416-2480.
Master Naturalist AssistantMaster Naturalist Assistants (MNAs) serve as an important aid to volunteer Master Naturalists (see above for description) by lending a helpful hand to all aspects of leading a field trip or activity for the public. As a MNA, you will assist with group management, props and activities. It's a great way to make a difference and meet other interested volunteers. Full description here. The next training will be May 6 and 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Apply here (you will need to create a free account in NatureTracker with your name, email and phone number). To learn more , email Sue Kenney at , or call 970-224-6118.
Adopt a Natural AreaAdopt a Natural Area volunteers take an active role in the stewardship of natural areas by doing monthly litter clean-ups. It is a great way to work outside and get to know a natural area! Time Commitment: Flexible, visit your natural area once each month. Learn more by reading the full job description and Adopt-a-Natural Area brochure.
Ready to get started? Contact Susan Schafer, , 970-416-2480 or apply online to become a volunteer. NOTE: To complete the volunteer application, you must first create a free account in NatureTracker (name, email, phone is all that is required).