Volunteer Opportunity

Left Hand Outdoor Challenge Program Leader

Application or Registration Deadline: 08/15/2017
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment or Project Date: Attend at least 50 percent of all activities from September through May. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Program Summary:

The Left Hand Outdoor Challenge encourages young adults to become stewards of our public lands. Innovative monthly challenges hosted by Boulder County Parks and Open Space staff and volunteer program leaders will expose participants to a variety of outdoor careers and resource management issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Build strong mentor relationships with participants; limited to Left hand Outdoor Challenge events, meetings and activities.
  • Teach and monitor participant involvement in a variety of natural and cultural resource management topics relating to Boulder County Parks and Open Space.
  • Assist in monthly challenges that explore resource management concepts, stewardship skills, outdoor ethics, service learning and leadership.
  • Support Boulder County Parks and Open Space staff in the direction and implementation of program responsibilities.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Show a willingness to be involved in outdoor activities, volunteer service and environmental stewardship.
  • Complete an interview process and pass a background check.
  • Be open to building professional mentor relationships with teen participants that support a positive team environment and contribute to the healthy development of the participants.
  • Must agree to limit their contact with participants to sanctioned program events, meetings and activities.
  • Attend at least 50 percent of all activities from September through May each year, including an orientation and program graduation.
  • Must adhere to Boulder County Parks and Open Space policies and procedures and submit to the direction of Boulder County Parks and Open Space staff.
Contact:

Sarah Andrews
720-261-2495

Application Process:

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