Volunteer Opportunity

Angler Host

Application or Registration Deadline: 06/03/2017
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Three special events, between May and October. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Angler hosts visit the following parks:

  • Cattail Pond
  • Lagerman Reservoir
  • Stearns Lake at Carolyn Holmberg Preserve
  • Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat
Program Summary:
  • Volunteers assist in developing and running educational programs that introduce kids to fishing.
  • Opportunity to meet and work with people with similar interests
  • Network with land management professionals
  • Advanced training sessions and field trips
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in kids fishing clinics by assisting with the set up and teaching of beginner fishing skills (such as knot tying, casting, and fish handling).
  • Assist the department at fishing events as a greeter and/or providing verbal and hands-on education
  • Provide park visitors and program participants with excellent customer service as a trained, uniformed Boulder County Parks and Open Space representative
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Comfortable initiating conversations
  • Willing to work as a part of a team
  • Abide by all open space rules and regulations, and set an example for other park visitors
  • Must have personal transportation
  • Pass criminal background check
Training Dates and Information:
  • Complete one full-day training on June 10.
  • Commit to working at least three special events, between June and October (about 15-20 hours each year).

For more information contact Michelle Marotti at mmarotti@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6219.