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This fall, Boulder Parks and Recreation will pilot a new Recreation Center Ambassador program at the North and East Boulder Recreation Centers. The goal of this program is to ensure that all members of the community feel welcomed and to provide support to our recreation center staff during our busiest times of the day. BPR seeks to enlist volunteers who have excellent customer service experience, who love to work with the public and can volunteer during the mid morning or early evening hours. Volunteer ambassadors will assist new and existing patrons with information about our facilities, programs, and services. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.
The selection process will include an interview and a background check.
Volunteers should be able to commit to at least four 3 hour shifts per month for a minimum of three months. Training will be provided for those who are selected.
Apply online to become a volunteer.
Park Partners are businesses, clubs, schools, scout groups and religious organizations that commit to volunteer for at least one Boulder Parks and Recreation project annually. Park Partners have first pick on Volunteer Projects ensuring the projects align with your organization's values or goals. Each Park Partner project is recognized on Boulder Parks and Recreation’s social media outlets - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and your organizations website is provided a link on www.BPRvolunteer.org.
A minimum of One Volunteer Project per year.
Prairie Dog Monitors observe and record Prairie Dog numbers in a specified location North of the Boulder Reservoir for 3 hours during each monitoring shift. These counts have been kept for over 10 years and help inform projects and management of the Boulder Reservoir. Volunteer must have experience using binoculars and wildlife monitoring experience is highly recommended. Volunteers will receive a free pass to the Boulder Reservoir at each shift they volunteer for. Any volunteer who signs up for 6 or more shifts receives a 4 month pass to all Boulder Recreation Centers for $15.
Commitment to a minimum of 1 – 3 hour Prairie Dog Monitoring Shift and half hour training from 5:30AM to 6AM the morning of their first volunteer shift. Volunteers who sign up for 6 or more shifts receive a Ecovessel water bottle and discounted 4 month recreation pass for a fee of $15.00.
Shift dates and times
Shifts will be held from 6AM to 9AM on June 18, 19 and 20; July 16, 17, and 18; and August 13,14, and 15.
Social Media volunteers will work closely with Parks and Recreation's Marketing team to take high-quality images and short videos of Boulder parks and Recreation events, programs, and facilities. Volunteers must have experience capturing appealing outdoor photography, creating and editing photography for social media use, comfort approaching subjects to request permission to photograph. Photography equipment is required for this position.
This volunteer position is driven by the time the volunteer can commit to the position, so the commitment is flexible. The volunteers and staff will work to create a feasible commitment level for the volunteer.
Community members with minimum high school or college level experience playing a sport will host coaching sessions with high school and/or middle school students from underrepresented communities participating in the “Heathier Together” Program. Volunteer Coaches will be expected to interview with Youth Services Initiative (YSI) staff to determine if their experience, skills, and schedule will match with the program schedule and goals.
Time commitment will depend upon the availability of the volunteer and the needs of the program. Final commitment will be determined after the group meets with the volunteer.