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 animal care, and potentially assist with display and other projects.
Tuesday-Friday afternoon shifts are 11:50am-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 provide 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 Beth for more information.
Check out our Parent - Child Naturalist Team info for opportunities for a parent (or grandparent) and child ages 10+ to volunteer together in the Nature Center!
DURING COVID - MASKS REQUIRED OF VOLUNTEERS AND VISITORS, FREQUENT SANITIZATION OF SURFACES, VISITATION LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE AT A TIME, ONE-WAY TRAFFIC FLOW THROUGH FACILITY
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, CO80120