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Volunteer Opportunity

Altona School Volunteer

Application or Registration Deadline: 12/01/2022
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Minimum commitment of three field trip programs or open houses per year. Volunteers must be at least 14.

The Altona School at Heil Valley Ranch, near Boulder.

Program Summary:

Volunteers will lead fun and educational programs at the recently restored Altona Schoolhouse at Heil Valley Ranch. Volunteers will:

  • Present one room school field trips for pre-requested group visits. Teachers will choose from a pioneer school experience or a World War II school experience.
  • Present artifact trunks for pre-requested group visits.
  • Research, develop, and present future field trip or public program activities.
  • Research and lead period-appropriate crafts, games, and possibly songs.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be at least 14 years old (volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian during training and volunteer shifts).
  • Passionate about local history.
  • Comfortable speaking to a wide range of ages and audiences.
  • Must have personal transportation.
  • Must attend a new volunteer training session.
  • Pass criminal background check.
Training Dates and Information:

A one-day training is required. Date is to be determined.


Contact Sheryl Kippen at 303-776-8848 or

Application Process:

Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2022

Apply Now
Applications are accepted through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer management system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party.

If you are an existing Parks & Open Space volunteer, please let Sheryl Kippen know that you would like to apply for the volunteer opportunity.