• Visitor Information • General Assistance
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NOTE: This volunteer position is available only for those within the commuting distance of Estes Park, Colorado (there is no volunteer housing or camping for this position).
Be a part of the team at Rocky Mountain National Park!
Volunteers will be stationed at Lumpy Ridge
Greeting visitors and providing information at the Trailhead regarding trails, and regulations such as pets and camping
Providing emergency assistance to visitors in need
Reporting significant law enforcement, search and rescue and medical incidents to the proper authorities
Performing minor resource management and maintenance projects, such as picking up litter
Providing information on climbing areas, bouldering problems, updates on annual Raptor Protection Closures and Leave No Trace principles.
Conducting periodic foot patrols in the general area, less than one mile from the trailhead, including the Lumpy Loop, Gem Lake Trail and areas on the Black Canyon Trail and Climber access points
Assisting with the mitigation of parking issues including placement of a “parking full” sign and providing parking alternatives (i.e. Dry Gulch road shoulder) to visitors
Providing PSAR (Preventative Search and Rescue) information to hikers, especially on warmer days
Cooperating with park Climbing Staff regarding information and statistics on commercial or guided tours that start at Lumpy Ridge Trailhead.
Time Commitment: Shifts will be from 0800 hours-1200 hours on either Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, with a possibility of some weekday shifts as needed for staffing. Work will begin June 4, 2018 and go through September September 7, 2018
Lumpy Ridge Trailhead VIPs work outdoors in spring, summer and fall and will potentially be exposed to hazardous weather conditions including rain, lightning and warmer temperatures. The duty station is somewhat exposed to the elements and the volunteer should make safety preparations including bringing sun protection and rain protection, as well as adequate food and water for the length of the shift.