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Visitor Center / Entrance Gate
Visitor Center / Entrance Gate
​​​​​​​​​​woman entrance station attendant.

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.

Mark, Gate Attendant at Cheyenne MountainVolunteer Highlight

"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.