Volunteer Opportunity

Agriculture Heritage Center Tour Guide

Application or Registration Deadline: 08/02/2017
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment or Project Date: Lead at least four tours per year. Must be at least 14 years old with adult supervision.
Location:

The Agricultural Heritage Center is located at 8348 Ute Highway 66 west of Longmont.

Program Summary:

The Agricultural Heritage Center at the Lohr/McIntosh farm represents this area’s agricultural roots and pioneer history. Visitors and organized groups have the opportunity to explore the many restored buildings, museum exhibits, livestock pens, and a period-furnished farm house surrounded by 255 acres of agricultural open space.

Benefits to volunteers

  • Opportunity to meet and work with people with similar interests
  • Advanced training sessions and field trips
  • Access to our Volunteer Resource Library
  • Receive monthly Cultural History Corner newsletter
Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead educational site tours for organized groups such as elementary school classes and community organizations

Speak to a wide range of ages, including families, school children and seniors

Open and close site for organized groups

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Be at least 14 years old (volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian during training and volunteer shifts)
  • Knowledge or interest in agriculture, historic preservation, and/or local history
  • Customer service experience and a desire to work with the public
  • Comfortable speaking to a wide range of ages and audiences
  • Ability to walk and talk for one to two hours at a time
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Must have personal transportation
Training Dates and Information:

Attend new volunteer training. Training takes place Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Contact:

For more information, please contact Jim Drew at 303-776-8688 orjdrew@bouldercounty.org.

Application Process:

Application deadline is August 2, 2017.

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