Trail Crew Volunteer

Ongoing Applications

  • Volunteer TypeGreat Outdoors

Parks volunteer positions are filled each spring. An application will be available in Spring 2020 — please check back then.


Take care of Bear Creek Lake Parks trails with several volunteer trail crew leaders as they construct advanced trail features to maintain the park's soft surface trails.   

These features consist of check dams, water bars, rock walls and other structures that are used to protect single-track trails. All levels of trail building experience are welcome.

The trail crew removes a boulder in a trail.
 

Position Description

Department
Community Resources
Division
Parks
Committee
Trail Crew 

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? 

Purpose

This volunteer positions' primary purpose is to help with the Natural Resources Crew in maintaining and constructing soft surface trails in Bear Creek Lake Park and occasionally at William Frederick Hayden Park. 

Responsibilities

  1. Work with the Natural Resources Specialist to maintain soft surface trails.
  2. Build trail features to control erosion and that are safe to park users.
  3. Build new trail with the supervision of the Natural Resources Specialist.

Trail Crew volunteers are responsible to complete a minimum 10 hours per year to stay a part of the crew and at least 20 hours per year to obtain an annual park pass. 

Schedule

Trail Crew volunteers must assist with at least one large event each year such as National Trails Day, Earth Day or National Public Lands Day. There will be other opportunities to volunteer and gain hours on smaller events throughout the season. 

Qualifications 

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

  • Complete all training.
  • Work with the Natural Resource Specialist and park staff in a team.
  • Work in variable weather.
  • Work weekends and evenings.
  • 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

None. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while performing volunteer service. 

Training

An approximately 1 hour basic park orientation will be required, along with a 1 hour specific trail training with the Natural Resource Specialist. Additional educational enrichment and job shadowing will be offered throughout the year. 

Work Environment

Indoor/Outdoor – This position participates during the summer season. The changing Colorado weather is a strong factor. This is a labor intensive position. 

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