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October 13, 2021

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Boulder County Now Accepting Applications for Volunteer Naturalists

Application deadline is Sunday, Nov. 7

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space is accepting applications for the 2022 Volunteer Naturalist training class. Application deadline is Nov. 7, 2021. Training classes begin Friday, Jan. 7, 2022

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 also have ongoing weekday availability and commit to helping lead at least six programs in 2022.
  • Previous experience is not necessary – only a desire to share nature with others!
  • Training classes take place on Fridays, Jan. 7 through March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Longmont.

Please contact Carlos Lerma, Natural History Program Specialist, at or 303-678-6214 for more information or visit for information and an application.

Bear program at Heil Valley Ranch

Bear program at Heil Valley Ranch