Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Open Space Mountain Parks Department. Volunteer today!
Alarming evidence suggests time outdoors is continually being replaced by technology and screen-time. With harmful increases in obesity, addiction, and mental health challenges, OSMP can play an instrumental role in supporting the well-being and happiness of its constituents. OSMP has recently put resources in place to promote wellness through its beautiful spaces, infrastructure, and inspiring programming.
Wellness Volunteers will support staff by assisting and providing wellness-based recreation, skill building and/or programming for the public. Programming to include, but not limited to, Yoga in nature, Forest Bathing, nature meditation, and other related programs. We encourage creativity. Volunteers may also assist with the development of innovative wellness programming.
See application for position responsibilities and requirements.
Minimum two hours or one program per month.
The Objective of the OSMP Volunteer Photographer position:
Based on needs of OSMP staff.
Recreation volunteers will support outreach staff by assisting and providing recreation, skill building and/or wellness-based programming for the public. Programming to include, but not limited to, yoga in nature, forest bathing, nature meditation, orienteering, outdoor leadership, mountain bike maintenance/riding, primitive skills, and other related programs. Volunteers may also conduct or assist with research for the development of wellness programming. Experience with specific outdoor skills, yoga instruction, meditation practice and outdoor teaching preferred.
Volunteers will make a minimum 2 hour commitment monthly during the months of June through September.
Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol The Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol is a multi-agency program with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP), City of Boulder Parks and Recreation (BPR), Boulder County Parks and Open Space (BCPOS), and Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA). After training, patrollers ride trails, assisting and educating bikers and other trail users. The goal is to promote a positive recreational experience on the trails. All volunteers are required to attend a training day on Saturday, March 10th, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Boulder.
All new patrollers attend eight hours of required core training. Training for new patrollers will include: introduction to the agencies; safety procedures; making public contacts; and understanding land management issues. All bike patrollers volunteer for one calendar year, with an option to extend upon successfully fulfilling the agreed upon commitment. Boulder Mountain Bike Patrol volunteers are required to log 24 hours annually, patrolling City, County, and/or National Forest Service trails. Applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.