Carson Nature Center Host

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South Platte Park

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Greet visitors and create an atmosphere of active hospitality in the Nature Center. Eagerly help answer questions and inspire guests about the plants, animals, and other natural and cultural history of the area. Provide information about trails, programs, and other local interests. There are opportunities to help with critter care, and potentially assist with display and other projects.

Tuesday-Friday afternoon shifts are 1150am-4:30pm; weekend shifts 9:20am-1pm and 1-4:30pm. We ask Nature Center Hosts to volunteer at least once a month and to commit to at least one year to make the training worthwhile. We can do a meet and greet without commitment to help see if this is the right volunteer opportunity for you!

We provide lots of initial (and ongoing) on-the-job training to get new volunteers started anytime during the year. You don’t have to know a lot about nature or the area already, just a desire to learn and share! Contact Phil with questions. We will contact you provide a bit more info and to schedule an initial meet and greet visit with staff!

Check out our Parent - Child Naturalist Team info for opportunities for a parent (or grandparent) and child to volunteer together in the Nature Center!

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About South Platte Park


3000 West Carson Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, US

Mission Statement

To contribute to the full and meaningful lives of our community by providing an opportunity for understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural environment.


The Carson Nature Center provides interpretive programs, nature displays, and guided walks throughout South Platte Park. The Park is a 650-acre open space park along 2.5 miles of the South Platte River--the only unchannelized section of the river in the Denver-metro area. The park has extensive wetland and wildlife habitat, over 200 species of songbirds and waterfowl, 4 miles of hiking trails, a concrete walking/biking path, and 5 fishable lakes. The nature center and the park are both operated by South Suburban Park and Recreation District.



We'll work with your schedule.


3000 West Carson Dr(easy access from Mineral light rail station)Littleton, CO 80120






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • about 4 hrs at least once a month
  • we ask a 1 yr commitment to make training worth it

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