Volunteering Volunteer Park Ranger
Park Ranger Volunteers will….
-Work with both Recreation and Wilderness programs;
-Perform visitor patrols and make public contacts to inform visitors of regulations and answer questions;
-Monitor outfitters/ guides, and events; and assist with permit administration for the Special Recreation Program;
-Inspect and clean facilities/recreation sites and check for compliance with regulations pertaining to fees, parking, campfires, sanitation, safety and camping;
-Perform Wilderness Study Area monitoring and report-writing;
-Use tablets for GIS and data collection in the field; and
-Lead clean-up projects relating to illegal dump sites on BLM.
Education: Volunteer must possess a high school diploma or higher.
Experience: Volunteer must have good communication skills and be able to work effectively with a wide range of people and personalities, as well as work and drive unsupervised.
Work varies from sedentary office phases to field work requiring ability to operate a 4×4 vehicle (training will be provided).
Field work also involves hiking in remote areas for extended periods, carrying equipment such as a tablet, GPS units, cameras, etc, in a variety of weather conditions.
Begin by or before May 15, 2018. If still in school, may start after school ends.
Hours are flexible; work 10-40 hours/wk. Must work Monday – Friday (6 am – 6 pm).
Minimum commitment: 450 hours.
Volunteers will benefit from federal work experience, as well as a series of Department of the Interior trainings, such as 4×4 driving and permit administration.
Volunteers will receive additional training in Wilderness Study Area monitoring, use of GIS/GPS systems, Access database, and more!
No stipend or housing available.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
Outdoor Recreation Planner
BLM-Colorado River Valley Field Office
2300 River Frontage Road
Silt, CO, 81652