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October 3, 2022

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Boulder County now accepting applications for 2023 Volunteer Naturalist Training Classes

Application deadline is Monday, Oct. 31. Training classes begin, Friday, Jan. 6.

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space is accepting applications for the 2023 Volunteer Naturalist training class. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 31.

Volunteer naturalists help Boulder County Parks & Open Space by leading hikes, presenting slide programs, and providing hands-on experiences to people of all ages. Staff is especially looking for people interested in working with school groups, both on trails and in the classroom. Topics range from wildlife and plants to ecology and geology. As part of the training, volunteers learn about interpretive techniques to connect with audiences.


  • Volunteer naturalists must be at least 18 years old, pass a background check and an interview, and participate in the 10-week training class.
  • Applicants must have ongoing weekday availability and commit to helping lead at least six programs in 2023.
  • Previous experience is not necessary – only a desire to share nature with others!

Training information

Training classes take place every Friday from Jan. 6 through March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Longmont.

For more information and an application, please contact Carlos Lerma 303-678-6214 or or visit

Volunteer Naturalist talking to visitors