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​​​​​​​​​Volunteering at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Many of our volunteers started out with a simple passion for the outdoors. That love and willingness is all it takes to become a steward or advocate for the park.

New volunteers are an important source of fresh ideas and renewed energy. As a community, volunteers are the strength and energy that push the park to reach greater goals. They drive our education programs, maintain trails, record wildlife, and many other aspects that make Cheyenne Mountain State Park such a special place. ​

Opportunities​

​For those who love to get their hands dirty - there is trail work, weed warriors and gardening opportunities. Those with outgoing personalities may prefer the Visitor Center, entrance gate, special events or even becoming a Friends of CMSP board member! Many people find they have a special skill set or knowledge to share with kids that could spark a new generation of stewards.

There are many opportunities​ to contribute and all are important.

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Let the volunteers speak for themselves in the above ​video as they recount memorable experiences and share why they chose to become a volunteer. If any of that sounds worthwhile to you, then consider joining our team!​​

What is the​​ time commitment?

Visitor Center Attendants


It is entirely your choice as to how often you’d like to volunteer. Some prefer volunteering occasionally at special events – coordinating a craft table, guiding a hike, or direct​ing traffic etc. While others find themselves here quite often, depending on the different opportunities they partake in. All roles undergo a training process to ensure you hit the ground running – with a helping hand never far away. Prior experience is not necessary.​

What are the benefits?

Campground Host Chili Cookoff


In addition to the unique and rewarding experiences, volunteers are invited to annual events throughout the year to celebrate their efforts.

Also, volunteers who ​contribute 48hrs in a year are awarded a State Park pass! They a​​re hang-tags that are assigned to th​e volunteer, valid in any vehicle with any other passengers so long as both the volunteer and the pass are present. 

How to Join

Entrance Gate Attendant








To join the volunteer community at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, you must complete a volunteer application.

Select an opportunity then register as a new volunteer to proceed to application. The online process results in faster processing time.​

Methods for returning the .pdf application include email, post or delivering by hand to our Visitor Center:
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Heights 
Colorado Springs, CO 80926

Unsure of how you would like to volunteer? Simply begin the application, check boxing all activities that interest you, and we'll help you find the best fit. Once you've submit your application and it has been processed, look forward to a welcome email from our Volunteer Coordinator who will provide you with the next step in getting you in the role of your choice.​

​Thank you for your interest in volunteering!​