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Volunteer Naturalists
Volunteer Naturalists

Roxborough State Park Recruits Volunteer Naturalists!

 Volunteer Naturalists

Become a Volunteer Naturalist at Roxborough State Park and enjoy the unique beauty of the park as you share it with others. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Naturalist please sign up to attend one of our open houses for prospective volunteers to find out more about the program and talk with staff and other volunteers. 

Upcoming Open Houses

We will have an open house on February 17 & 24 from 10:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. 

Because of COVID precautions, the open house may be moved to a Zoom Presentation. If it is, we will call all the people who signed up to let them know.

2021 Training Opportunities

Training for 2021 will begin in April. The next training to become a Volunteer Naturalist will not happen until 2023.

Prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years old, be available Tuesday-Saturday, and enjoy working with children in the outdoors. This is your opportunity to become a valued Volunteer Naturalist for Roxborough State Park. The next training will not be until 2023!

Because of COVID restrictions, we can only take 20 max for each open house and from the applications take only 14 total new recruits. 

  • There will be two training dates each week with 7 recruits each.
  • Training will start April 28 and go through May 20. 
  • Training is from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and all dates are required to graduate and become a Volunteer Naturalist for the park. 

Because of COVID restrictions there is a restructuring of the school program logistics part of the training. 

  • These additional trainings will start the first week of May and will be on the opposite day of your initial training. 
    • For example if you have training on Wednesday, you will attend school logistics training on Thursday and vice versa. 
  • This training will be from 10am-2pm.

Sign-up on Eventbrite and specify which day you can attend the main training.

For more information, please call Angel Tobin at (303) 973-3959 X15 or email at angel.tobin@state.co.us.

About Volu​nteer Naturalists

The Volunteer Naturalist program at Roxborough State Park has been in existence for over 35 years. This skilled group is involved in just about every aspect of the park and is essential in accomplishing the mission of Roxborough and Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Come join the team!

Our naturalists offer a wealth of knowledge, contagious enthusiasm, and true passion for our park. Join them on guided hikes or stop and talk with them while they are hiking the trails, and get your questions answered. When they aren’t helping the visitors, they are working hard on monitoring and improving the park itself.

​The Park needs constant upkeep, which is why we have volunteers​ come out during the summer and work on trail improvement, corridor clearing, and invasive weed removal. Throughout the summer both of these activities are up for grabs to participants from our group of Volunteer Naturalists as well as anyone else willing to help out in the public. Call   303 973-3959 for more information.

Roxborough State Park is a treasured resource and home to a unique diversity of plants and animals. The Park is designated a State Natural Area a National Natural Landmark and a National Archaeological District.