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April 13, 2017

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Boulder County Parks & Open Space Seeking Volunteers

Cultural History Volunteers, Angler Hosts, and Mining Museum Guides Wanted

Boulder County Parks and Open Space is now accepting applications for volunteers for the 2017 season. More information and application instructions can be found at www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/volunteer.

Cultural History Volunteers for the Walker Ranch Homestead
Application deadline April 23

Volunteers will learn fun and easy living history demonstrations to share at special events and weekday school field trips at the Walker Ranch Homestead, an 1880s-era ranch in the mountains.

Volunteers dress in period costume, cook on a wood stove, give tours, chop wood, make shingles, churn butter, and do laundry with a washboard.

This is a great opportunity for families to get involved in a volunteer activity together.

Volunteer Angler Hosts
Application Deadline April 26

Volunteer angler hosts staff kids fishing clinics and family fishing events where they teach beginner fishing skills such as knot tying, casting, and fish handling. As needed, volunteers also provide park visitors with information about a park’s fishing opportunities and help wildlife biologists determine fish species and populations in local streams and rivers.

Volunteer Mining Museum Guides
Application deadline April 29

Museum guides and program assistants help visitors explore and learn about mining history at the Nederland Mining Museum and the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum. Duties include greeting people, answering questions and guiding people through their visit. Training is provided.

Volunteers hours are generally on weekends and times are flexible.