Volunteer Coordinator, Sylvan Lake State Park

Sylvan Lake State Park, CO

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Organization: Sylvan Lake State Park

Location: Sylvan Lake State Park, CO


  • A customer service based position that involves facilitating park interpretive and environmental education programs. Develop and present natural resources/historical related programs to park visitors. Specific Duties may include:
  • Schedule, plan and present Junior Ranger programs
  • Schedule, plan and present school and group programs
  • Schedule, plan and present campfire programs and guided hikes
  • Schedule, plan and present outreach programs
  • Provide roving interpretation in campgrounds and day use areas
  • Work with individual and group volunteers
  • May train volunteer naturalists and guide other staff in developing programs
  • Work with other State, Federal and local agency naturalists
  • Market and promote attendance at programs
  • May develop brochures and other written materials
  • Work scheduled shifts in Park Visitor Center or Entrance Station
  • May represent the Park at special events or programs in park or local community
  • Collect, catalog, organize and protect park collections of slides, photographs, specimens, etc.
  • May assist with all areas of park operations including maintenance and visitor services.
  • Attend assigned training sessions
  • Assures quality customer service and assistance to visitors
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation (provide motor vehicle record upon hire)
  • Must have clean criminal history
  • First Aid and CPR certification desired.
  • Must be self-motivated, be an accomplished public speaker and have good writing skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must be able to work various shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Previous education or experience in environmental education, the natural sciences and interest in local natural and cultural history desired

Salary/Pay: From $15.00 Per Hour

Housing Available: Individuals over 18, $40 per month

Start Date: April – May. This position is up to 40 hours per week and up to six months in duration. School schedules may be accommodated

How to Apply: Please contact:

Matt Westerberg or Abbe Batten