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 full job description is here.
Interested in becoming a Master Naturalist? Applications are being accepted now. Apply here! Application note: If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to create an account in Nature Tracker first, then fill out the application form. It’s quick and easy. If Nature Tracker tells you that you already have an account but you don’t recall creating one, this may be because you applied through our old system and an account was automatically created for you. If this is the case, your default password is “natural.” If you have any questions or problems with Nature Tracker, please contact Susan Schafer at
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. To learn more or to be notified when the next training is scheduled, email Sue Kenney at , 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).