Summer Teen Volunteering

By volunteering, teens will have the chance to learn new skills, make new friends, give back to the community, and have fun.  Youth volunteer efforts benefit our City immensely.  It enables the Department to provide additional recreational opportunities, programming, and maintenance, which improves the quality of life for all of our residents. 

We welcome youth and teen volunteers. Teen assignments and schedules for volunteering will model the US Department of Labor, Fair Labor Standards Act. Youth ages 12-15 can only volunteer between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. during the school year, with extended hours to 9 p.m. in the summer.

Ages 10 and Older

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Junior Docent Program
Ages 10-17

Step back in time this summer as a Junior Docent at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site! Junior docents wear period clothing, demonstrate historic chores, games, and crafts, and interpret the unique history of the Pikes Peak region to visitors from around the globe! Participation in the Junior Docent program is selective and dependent on several factors, including age, availability, maturity, and interview.

Available historic areas:

• 1775-1835 American Indian Interpretive Area • 1880’s Farm and Garden

• 1860’s Homestead • 19th Century Blacksmith Shop (RLR experience required)

• 1880’s Rock Ledge House • 1907 Orchard House (Ages 13 to 17)

Applications: Opens March 1 until full.

Visit coloradosprings.gov/parksvolunteer; Volunteer Events & Registration; Reservation Code: w3CLsR

Days/Times: Two half days per week

Wednesday through Saturday either 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 1:15-5 p.m. during a five-week session:

  • Session I: June 6-July 7
  • Session II: July 11-August 11

Required Commitment: Junior Docents, along with their parent/guardian, must also volunteer for either: Family Fourth, Wednesday, July 4 and/or Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 6 and one other Ranch special event throughout the year.

Interviews: Saturday, March 10, 2018, *Interviews will take place at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Registration information will be sent upon receipt of application. Registration for program application is required to register for the interview.

Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, April 7; 10 a.m.-Noon or 2-4 p.m. (Parent or guardian must attend with Junior Docent)

Period Clothing Check-out: Saturday, April 14. (Optional if own site approved historic clothing is provided.)

Site Specific Training Required: Session I: June 5; 9:30 a.m.-Noon| Session II: July 10; 9:30 a.m.-Noon

Applicants: Your attendance to the dates above is mandatory to participate in the program.

For questions or more details: (719) 578-6777 or www.rockledgeranch.com

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Junior Docent Program

Enthusiastic students entering grades 6th-12th are invited to apply for the summer Junior Docent program. Junior Docents become educators for the summer, introducing visitors from around the globe to the unique history of the Pikes Peak region. Junior Docents are trained to interpret exhibits, handle and share information on historic artifacts, lead craft and demonstration activities, and interact with visitors of many ages and backgrounds. Placement in the 2018 Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Junior Docent program is selective and is dependent on several factors including the strength of interview, age, maturity, interest, and scheduling availability.

Applications: Accepted on a rolling basis starting Friday, April 6; deadline of May 5 by 5 p.m.

Visit cspm.org/junior-docent-program

Days/Times: Junior Docents volunteer for one to three shifts per week between June 5 and July 28 (8-24 shifts total) Tuesdays through Saturdays; Shift #1:10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. OR Shift #2: 1-3:30 p.m.

Required Commitment: All Junior Docents are also required to volunteer for a minimum of 2 large museum programs during the 2018/2019 school year.

Training Required: Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Junior Docents are also required to attend one training shift during the week of June 5-9 (parent or guardian must attend with Docent for the first hour)

Ages 12 and Older

Facility Assistant I (Meadows Park Community Center)

Assist staff with greeting visitors, filing, answering phones, taking messages, facility room set up and clean up, assist with packing food for an emergency food pantry and light-duty facility maintenance.

Days/Times: Mondays-Fridays; minimum 2 hours shift at least 2 times per week during center’s hours of operation in June and July. * Individual dates and times will be scheduled.

Training Required: To be determined between May 29-June 1

Ages 13 and Older

SKATE PATROL

(Sertich Ice Center)

Distribute and collect rental skates, provide a safe, fun environment for public. Ability to skate helpful, but not necessary.

Days/Shifts: At least one 2-3 hour shift per week Friday-Sunday beginning in June and ending in August.

Training Required: TBD

TEEN PARK AMBASSADOR

(North Cheyenne Cañon Visitor and Nature Centers)

Have fun assisting staff and interacting with visitors in this beautiful mountain park! Answer visitors’ questions about hikes, exhibits, and programs offered at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center. Support hummingbird craft project and

program. Share park information with visitors from around the world, including interesting topics from gold panning to geology. Enhance young visitors’ experience by utilizing hands-on displays.

Days/Times: A minimum of one shift per week between June 5-September 4; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:15-5:15 p.m. (10 shifts total) Any missed shifts can be made-up throughout the summer.

*Interviews for this position will take place at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center by appointment.

Training Required: June 1; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Spray Ground Assistant (Deerfield Hills)

Assist staff in the supervision of youth in and around the Spray Ground (water playground) area, as well as greet visitors and answer questions. Assist with set up and clean-up of parties during public hours of operation on weekends and daycare groups on weekdays.

Days/Times/Locations: Minimum of at least 2 half days per week and a 4-week commitment; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. *Individual dates and times will be scheduled.

Training Required: To be determined between May 29-June 1

Therapeutic Recreation Program Summer Camp Aide (2 Locations)

Assist in supervision of children ages 6-12 years old with developmental disabilities while engaged in swimming, art, music, games, special events and excursions. Duties may also include set-up and clean-up of activities.

Days/Sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 11-July 27; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No program week of July 2-6.

Locations: TBD District 20 Elementary School and the Hillside Community Center

Training Required: To be determined between June 5-7

CB Young Stars Day Camp Aide (3 Locations)

Aid in the supervision of youth in an outdoor environment to assure safety, equality, and participation. Assist staff in the preparation and clean-up of daily activities.

Days/Times: Mondays/Wednesdays OR Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 4-July 26; 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. No program week of July 2-6.

Park Locations: Golden Hills, Venezia, or Colorado College

Training Required: To be determined between May 29-June 1

Ages 14 and Older

Elementary Day Camp Aide (3 Locations)

Assist in the supervision of 5-12-year-olds during structured games, sports, art projects and other daily activities. Assist staff to prepare materials and clean up daily.

Days/Times: 2-3 days per week, June 4-July 26; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (times may be adjusted as needed)

No program week of July 2-6.

*Individual dates and times will be scheduled.

Locations:

• Hillside Community Center

• Meadows Park Community Center

• Deerfield Hills Community Center

Training Required: To be determined between May 29-June 1

Ages 15 and Older

Facility Assistant III (Meadows Park Community Center)

Assist staff with greeting visitors, filing, answering phones, taking messages, and facility room set up and clean up.

Days/Times: 2-3 days per week, June 4-July 27; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (times may be adjusted as needed)

No program week of July 2-6.

*Individual dates and times will be scheduled.

Training Required: To be determined between May 29-June 1