Volunteer Opportunity

Mining Museum Guide

Application or Registration Deadline: 03/28/2019
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: A few hours per month depending on museum. Must be at least 15 years old.

The Nederland Mining Museum or the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum in Wallstreet.

Program Summary:

Do you love sharing stories, talking with people, and have a passion for history? Volunteers are needed to help visitors explore and learn about mining history at the Nederland Mining Museum and the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Welcome and orient visitors to the site
  • Interpret objects and mining history
  • Answer visitor questions regarding the museum collection and local history
  • Provide information about the area and nearby open spaces
  • Lead educational programs for organized groups, such as schools, senior centers, and interest groups
Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Must be at least 15 years old (volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian during training and volunteer shifts)
  • Comfortable speaking to a wide range of ages and audiences
  • Must have personal transportation
  • Pass criminal background check

Time Requirements

  • James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum
    One 5-hour shift per month from May-October
    3rd Saturday of every month
  • Nederland Mining Museum
    Minimum of two, 3-hour shifts, morning or afternoon from June—October
    Friday, Saturday, or Sunday
Training Dates and Information:

Training takes place on April 28, 2019.


For more information please contact Sheryl Kippen at skippen@bouldercounty.org or 303-776-8848.

Application Process:

Application deadline is March 28, 2019

Apply Now

Applications are accepted through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer management system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party.

If you are an existing Parks & Open Space volunteer, please let Sheryl Kippen know that you would like to apply for the volunteer opportunity.