Volunteer Sphere

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Volunteers do so much to help protect our park and can be seen in the field serving in many different ways. Follow along as we explore the many different ways and areas that volunteers help out in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Jr. Rangers

September 11, 2018 Posted by: Jesse Williams

There’s a Place Called Hidden Valley….

 

Taking Care of History

September 11, 2018 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Learn more about the history of McGraw Ranch and its caretaker

 

The Raptors

September 11, 2018 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Meet the Raptors! A group of volunteers dedicated to helping visitors at the Lump Ridge Trail-head.

 

Volunteering as a Family

July 18, 2018 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Looking for something a little different for your next family vacation? Consider volunteering!

 

Go Girl Scouts!

July 06, 2018 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to consider if your troop is looking for a place to volunteer

 

Watch Out Weeds!

May 23, 2018 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Follow the Weed Warriors as they tackle invasive weeds in RMNP.

 

Youth and Volunteering

November 03, 2017 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Thank you to all the volunteers and youth who helped make 2017 a great year!

 

Celebrating National Public Lands Day

October 17, 2017 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Thank you volunteers for making National Public Lands Day a huge success!

 

Thank You!

August 31, 2017 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Thank you volunteers!

 

2017 Group Volunteer Program

July 25, 2017 Posted by: Jesse Williams

It's not too late for your group to volunteer at Rocky this summer or fall!

 

It’s Fun to Play, Learn, Serve, Work at the YMCA!

July 13, 2017 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Rocky Mountain National Park strives to not only protect the region’s cultural and natural resources, but also help reach out to the area’s youth to help kids make a connection with the park.

 

Anyone Can be a VIP in Rocky

June 23, 2017 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Rocky's Volunteers in Parks (VIP) drop-in program is a great way to learn more about volunteering and participate in a service project.

 

The Butterfly Blog

June 20, 2017 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Sometimes the big animals here at Rocky tend to steal the show…Bears, elk, and moose, get a lot of attention, but let’s not forgot our colorful little friends-Butterflies!

 

The Big Orange Machine

February 08, 2017 Posted by: Will Sunderland

Whether at 12,000 feet shoveling rocks off the road or in a garage building fence pieces, the Road Hogs volunteer group does it all. And with their signature orange shirts, they're a hard bunch to miss.

 

"Is There Always a Rainbow at Rainbow Curve?"

February 08, 2017 Posted by: Will Sunderland

The Rocky Mountain National Park Information Office fields over 60,000 inquiries a year. With information requests ranging from trip planning to possums and primrose, volunteers and staff are kept on their toes answering questions.

 

Paradise's Lost and Found

February 08, 2017 Posted by: Will Sunderland

Have you ever visited somewhere, only to realize you’d left something behind? At Rocky Mountain National Park, a dedicated team of volunteers and rangers work diligently year-round to reunite lost and found items with their owners.

 

Doing It For the Science of It

January 19, 2017 Posted by: Will Sunderland

Why do volunteers like Kevin Zagorda spend their days counting elk or hiking to glaciers in Rocky Mountain National Park? For the science of it!

 

Working in a Winter Wonderland

December 29, 2016 Posted by: Will Sunderland

When the snow flies and the sledders and skiers come out, these volunteers start working at Hidden Valley: a winter wonderland.

 

Polar Bears at Bear Lake?

December 22, 2016 Posted by: Will Sunderland

Did you know there are Polar Bears at Bear Lake? It's true! And they're very friendly.

 

More than Just an Information Exchange

December 14, 2016 Posted by: Will Sunderland

For volunteer Gordon Seals, volunteering in the park is about more than just answering people's questions.

 

A New Way to Look at Volunteer Projects

October 27, 2016 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Using GIS Story Maps to highlight group volunteer projects.

 

The Bugle Blog

September 21, 2016 Posted by: Stacy Deal

The elk are bugling, and the Elk Bugle Corps is back!

 

Don't Feed the Chipmunks!

September 06, 2016 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Learn more about the Chow Patrol, a volunteer group dedicated to showing the importance of not feeding Rocky's wildlife.

 

Hooray for Founder's Day!

August 25, 2016 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Happy 100th Birthday NPS!

 

Six Reasons to Intern at Rocky

August 12, 2016 Posted by: Reghan Tank

There is a lot more to NPS internships than just building up your resume. NPS intern Reghan Tank shares her thoughts and experiences.

 

Why Volunteer?

July 26, 2016 Posted by: Jesse Williams

What makes someone donate their free time to the National Park Service? To find out what inspires our volunteers, we asked them, "Why volunteer?".

 

Where Can I Find a Muskrat

July 05, 2016 Posted by: Jesse Williams

A day with the Lily Lake Volunteers

 

Moose + Bighorns = EXCITEMENT!

June 29, 2016 Posted by: Jesse Williams

Anytime you have moose, bighorns, and dozens of visitors within a quarter mile of each other you know it’s going to be a wild day…..

 

Information Office Volunteers

July 25, 2014 Posted by: Lina Montopoli

You may be surprised to find out that the published phone number for Rocky doesn't lead to a dark spiral of automated voices and call menus.

 

A Volunteer Group Like the World has Never Seen!

June 08, 2016 Posted by: Jesse Williams

As part of the World Ranger Congress a group of 17 rangers from around the world spent the day volunteering at Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

Boreal Toad Research Volunteers

July 23, 2014 Posted by: Lina Montopoli

Tadpoles, frogs, and toads, oh my! This week I had the chance to venture out with the resource stewardship's wildlife team to help with a boreal toad count...

 

Holzwarth Historic Site Volunteers

July 14, 2014 Posted by: Lina Montopoli

Five years after Carol Bell was originally assigned to a position at the Holzwarth Historic Site, she still finds herself working here, and returning happily season after season. In her words, she simply "fell in love" with the site. This group of volunteers shares that sentiment...

 

Campground Host Volunteers

August 08, 2014 Posted by: Lina Montopoli

Campground hosts may well be the most outgoing group at Rocky. This trait is critical for a position that requires constant interaction with visitors from all over the country and the globe.

 

Volunteer Appreciation Events (August 18 and 21, 2015)

August 21, 2015 Posted by: Reghan Tank

Take a behind-the-scenes look into the appreciation dinners held for Rocky's very deserving volunteers! Check out the great pictures!

 

Fire/Fuels Crew and Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions Volunteers

July 14, 2015 Posted by: Reghan Tank

Joining the Fire/Fuels crew, Reghan and Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions volunteers spent the day on Eagle Mountain stacking slash and reducing fire fuels. Learn about the project here!

 

International Student Science Exchange

July 08, 2015 Posted by: Reghan Tank

For a week and a half in July, high school researchers from Costa Rica studied different biological processes throughout the park; learn about my day of adventuring with them here!

 

Artist-In-Residence Program: Cory Hills

July 07, 2015 Posted by: Reghan Tank

Reghan got to spend a morning chatting with Rocky's returning Artist-In-Residence, percussive storyteller Cory Hills, in the historic William Allen White Cabin. Learn more about Cory and his influence on the park through our program.

 

Week drop-in volunteer event

June 27, 2015 Posted by: Reghan Tank

This weekend our drop-in volunteer event brought people from all around Colorado together to remove the pesky little plants that invade our soil.

 

Group Volunteers - Buckley Air Force Base and National Smokejumpers

June 15, 2015 Posted by: Reghan Tank

A very big and important piece of the Volunteers in Parks program is our group volunteers who work with Park staff and volunteer supervisors to complete projects throughout Rocky. During my first week as the VIP Intern, I was able to spend some time with two very special volunteer groups.

 

Last updated: June 1, 2016

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