Park Steward

Ongoing Applications

  • Volunteer TypeGreat Outdoors

The park steward’s primary purpose is to assist Bear Creek Lake Park Naturalists and volunteer naturalists in a variety of quality educational programs for the public and scheduled groups. 
A nature guide helps families make smores at a campfire program.

Position Description

Community Resources
Park steward

If you are passionate about natural resources and making a difference, consider investing your time with City of Lakewood Parks.

Our mission: We are committed to providing high quality park, recreation, family and cultural service and facilities that inspire enjoyment, learning and wellness in the lives of those who live, work and play in Lakewood.

We value INTEGRITY, COMMUNICATION AND CONNECTION, LEADERSHIP, ADAPTABILITY, and DIVERSITY. Under these guiding principles we have created an open and diverse organization that thrives on new ideas and people passionate about creating a better outdoor recreation and natural world for the next generation. So what are you waiting for? 


The park steward’s primary purpose is to assist the Park Naturalists and volunteer naturalist s in a variety of quality educational programs for the public and scheduled groups. 


Park stewards are responsible for assisting in educational programs such as campfire talks, full moon walks, and large events at Bear Creek Lake Park and other areas as assigned.

Park stewards will assist with crowd control, set up and tear down, and other educational program tasks. Guides will not be leading educational programs. park steward s are responsible to complete a minimum 20 hours per year and assist with at least two educational programs a year. 


Shifts will mainly be evenings and weekends and vary depending on program schedules. Shifts will also be created to provide roving or stationary educational opportunities within the parks. This is a year-round position. 


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

  • Complete all training.
  • Work with the Park Naturalist and volunteer naturalists in a team.
  • Work in variable weather.
  • Work weekends and evenings.
  • Wear provided uniform.
  • Be physically capable to assist with programs.
  • Enter all volunteer hours in the City’s Volgistics and reporting systems.  

Age Requirement

There is no minimum age for this committee. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while performing volunteer service. 


An approximately 1 hour basic park orientation will be required, along with specific park steward  training which will last approximately 2 hours. Additional educational enrichment and job shadowing (required) will be offered throughout the year. 

Work Environment

Indoor/Outdoor – this position participates year-round. The changing Colorado weather is a strong factor. This is an active position that requires standing/hiking for long periods of time and occasional lifting. 


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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