Boulder County Looking for Citizen Ranger Volunteers

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Boulder County Seeks Volunteers to join the Citizen Ranger Corps

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors on the trails? If so, consider volunteering with the Citizen Ranger Corps for Boulder County Parks and Open Space. There are a variety of incentives for our volunteers. We provide free CPR and First Aid trainings, a catered volunteer annual picnic, hikes with rangers into closed areas of properties, etc.

Volunteers are welcome to hike, bike, or ride a horse while exploring some of Boulder County’s most scenic open spaces while providing park visitors with information about cultural and natural history, recreational opportunities, facilities, and regulations. Volunteers will also be trained to lead and assist staff with work projects, visitor studies, community outreach and education, and wellness hikes.

In preparation for your duties, volunteers attend at least 6 out of 8 monthly academy trainings. Trainings include wildlife forensics, winter survival training, visitor studies research, principles of education and outreach, emergency large animal evacuation center training, and more.

If you would like to be a part of an important volunteer corps that is making a difference in Boulder County this program is for you. Whether you want to help by enhancing the visitor experience in our beautiful parks or are considering a career in natural resources, please consider applying today.

This year’s monthly trainings take place the 1st Saturday of every month from October to May. In addition, volunteers are required to patrol at least 24 hours in a calendar year and participate in 4 special assignments. The application deadline is Saturday September 15th.

For more information and an application, contact Michelle Bowie at mbowie@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6219.

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