Volunteer Opportunity

Walker Ranch Living History Demonstrator

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: Volunteer a minimum of three special events or field trip programs per year. Must be at least 9 years old.

Events take place at Walker Ranch Homestead, 7701 Flagstaff Mountain Road, approximately 7 miles west of Boulder.

Program Summary:

Share the history of Boulder County at events hosted by Parks & Open Space. Visitors love to talk to volunteers and learn about what life was like on a working ranch in the late 1800s.

Volunteers dress in period costume to demonstrate daily chores of a working western ranch for school programs and special events at the Walker Ranch Homestead.

Training and costumes are provided.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Some of the activities you could demonstrate are cooking on a wood-burning stove, churning butter, making roof shingles, assisting the blacksmith, doing laundry the old-fashioned way, and historical games.

Must attend at least three Heritage Days and/or School Days events per year.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Volunteers ages 9 and older are welcome at Walker Ranch. Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent/guardian during training and volunteer events.

New volunteers must attend trainings.

Training Dates and Information:

Two days of training are required. Dates are to be determined.

Additional Information:

Volunteers over age 18 must pass a background check.


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

Application Process:

Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2022.

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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.