LEAD Wildlife Monitor Volunteer

Ongoing Applications

  • Volunteer TypeGreat Outdoors

This volunteer position's primary purpose is to support and lead other wildlife monitors with maintenance, questions and data on wildlife cameras at Bear Creek Lake Park, William Fredrick Hayden Park on Green Mountain and Bear Creek Greenbelt.

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Position Description

Department
Community Resources
Division
Parks
Committee
Wildlife Monitor LEAD 

Purpose

This volunteer position's primary purpose is to support and lead other wildlife monitors with maintenance, questions and data on wildlife cameras at Bear Creek Lake Park, William Fredrick Hayden Park on Green Mountain and Bear Creek Greenbelt.

This position will require someone who can handle wildlife camera common technical issues and is available to meet volunteers when they require assistance.

Responsibilities

  1. Leads are expected to help other wildlife monitors maintain the wildlife cameras by supporting them if questions arise.
  2. Leads are expected to know the locations of all the cameras and how to properly fix common issues such as time stamps, formatting SD cards, etc.
  3. Leads are expected to be good at common computer software such as excel and ‘photos’.

Wildlife Monitor Leads are responsible to complete a minimum of at least 20 hours per year to obtain an annual park pass. 

Schedule

Wildlife Monitor Leads have no set schedule but will need to be available to coordinate with other wildlife monitor volunteers when issues arise. Fixing computer issues or camera issues can only occur during open Visitor Center hours.

Qualifications

The volunteer must be able to prove the following ability to:

  • Complete all training.
  • Work with the Naturalist, resources staff and park staff in a team.
  • Wear provided uniform.
  • Be physically capable to perform duties as required.
  • Enter all volunteer hours in the City’s Volgistics and reporting systems.  

Age Requirement

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Training

A basic park orientation will be required, along with a 1-2 hour specific in field training with the Park Ranger Naturalist. Additional educational enrichment and job shadowing will be offered throughout the year.

Work Environment

Indoor/Outdoor – this position participates year-round. The changing Colorado weather is a strong factor.

Benefits

As a volunteer for City of Lakewood Parks there is a potential for many benefits including, but not limited to:

  • A Bear Creek Lake Park Annual Pass
  • Education and trainings
  • Obtaining skills for future employment
  • Networking 

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