Visitor center and entrance gate volunteers welcome visitors to a park or site, answer visitor questions, issue park passes, and help with retail sales.
Requirements: Some training is needed, and it is very important for these volunteers to be reliable.
Time commitment: Volunteers are requested to work once or more a week and often on weekends and holidays. A 3 to 6 month commitment is requested.
Best time of year: Volunteers are needed year-round, but our state parks are the busiest during the summer (May - October).
Good for groups? No.
Good for one-time volunteering? No. Training ahead of time is required.
Find a visitor center / entrance gate volunteer opportunity in your area.
"In 2017 Cheyenne Mountain State Park volunteers Mark and Gerald have logged 685 combined volunteer hours, translating into over $6,000 in saved wages. Mark covers every Saturday at the gate for 9 hours or more and major holiday events. He often starts these shifts with a hike for his trail monitoring duties. Gerald starts every Friday morning greeting our incoming weekend campers. Having the reliability of these two covering our gate has been a huge relief to me. I can't thank them enough for the time, dedication, and camaraderie they have given to the park."
- Jeanette, Senior Volunteer at Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Read more about what our volunteers are currently up to on the
CPW volunteer newsletter.