Volunteer Opportunity

Mining Museum Guide

Application or Registration Deadline: 04/03/2023
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Approximately 6 to 8 hours per month, depending on museum. New volunteers must attend a training. Must be at least 15 years old.

The Nederland Mining Museum or the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum in Wallstreet

Program Summary:

Do you love sharing stories, talking with people, and have a passion for history? Volunteers are needed to help visitors explore and learn about mining history at the Nederland Mining Museum and the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Welcome and orient visitors to the site.
  • Interpret objects and mining history.
  • Answer visitor questions regarding the museum collection and local history.
  • Provide information about the area and nearby open spaces.
  • Lead educational programs for organized groups, such as schools, senior centers, and interest groups.
Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Must be at least 15 years old. If under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian.
  • Be comfortable speaking to a wide range of ages and audiences.
  • Have personal transportation.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

Time Requirements for Volunteering at the James F. Bailey Assay Office Museum

  • Volunteer for two, four-hour shifts per season.
  • Museum is open May-October on the third Saturday of each month.

Time Requirements for Volunteering at the Nederland Mining Museum

  • Volunteer for two, three-hour shifts per month for the season.
  • Museum is open June-October on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Training Dates and Information:

Training will take place on April 30.


For more information please contact Sheryl Kippen at skippen@bouldercounty.org or 303-776-8848.

Application Process:

Application deadline is April 3, 2023.

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.