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Volunteer Opportunity

Soil Health Monitor

Application or Registration Deadline: 04/12/2019
Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Two evenings per month, June, July and August. 6-8 pm. Must be age 18 or older.

Exact location varies, but monitoring will be conducted on agricultural lands in the county.

Program Summary:

Volunteers assist Boulder County Parks and Open Space conducting in-field monitoring to assess the physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil and report data to the county in a timely fashion.

This is a great opportunity for groups of 2 or 3 who might enjoy volunteering together.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct in-field monitoring procedures to assess soil physical, chemical, and biological properties
  • Report data collected to volunteer coordinator in timely fashion
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Interest in food production and environmental health
  • Interest in agriculture, soil ecology or soil health
  • Willing to physically get hands dirty to complete tests
  • Enjoy working in the outdoors, in all types of weather
  • Willing to work alone or with a group, groups of two are preferred
  • Understand need for rigor and accuracy in scientific data collection
  • Good physical shape, and able to work on varying and possibly rough natural terrain
  • Abide by all open space rules and regulations
  • Must have personal transportation
Training Dates and Information:

Volunteers must attend one training session, date TBD.


Contact Vanessa McCracken at vmccracken@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6181 for more information.

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted continuously until September 1, 2019.

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 contact Jim Drew and let him know you would like to apply for the volunteer opportunity.