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Add your talents to the Walking Mountains team.
Inspire. Teach. Support.
If you are interested in any of the opportunities below, or if you have other ideas of how you’d like to be involved with Walking Mountains, please contact Nicole Hetzer at 970.827.9725 ext 110.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Nature Discovery Center Docent

Work at our exhibit hall in our state-of-the-art facility. We offer environmental interpretation experiences for visitors including families, adults, and groups. Duties include greeting guests and providing educational information related to the Rocky Mountains and the wildlife exhibits in the center. Excellent customer service skills required and a general knowledge of the local natural community desired. Docents work a minimum of 2 hour shifts weekly, biweekly or monthly.  Interview and training required for this position.  Contact Lara Carlson, (970) 827.9725 x 129

Development Data Guru

Gain experience as a vital member of the behind scenes administrative team of a non-profit. Duties include payment processing, invitation and recognition mailings, and data entry. Walking Mountains is seeking individuals interested in a minimum of 2 hours of work per week (20 hrs per week of work available). Work hours are flexible and occur during week days. Interview and training required for this position.

Public Relations Ambassador

We’re looking for people with a passion for our programs and communicating with the community. Choose duties that interest you from writing newspaper articles to staffing information booths at public events or presenting Walking Mountains' information at community gatherings. Interview and training required for this position.

Program Photographer and/or Videographer

Walking Mountains seeks individuals with digital cameras and time to visit school and community programs. Help expand our digital photography and video library by taking photos/videos in the field while enjoying your time as a participant on the program.

One Time Event Opportunities

Mail Party Crew

Assist us with the glamorous work of labeling, stuffing and sealing envelopes for bulk mail distribution. The work might not be intellectually stimulating, but the company is wonderful and snacks are provided.

Special Event Crew

Walking Mountains hosts or participates in multiple special events each year. Needs vary from event to event, but duties could be anything from set up and tear down to food preparation or passing out brochures.

School field programs typically take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on local public lands. Responsibilities include assisting educators with group management and serving as a back-up in case of student emergency. This is a great opportunity to spend the day outdoors with children learning about our mountain environment.

      p.o. box 9469
318 walking mountains lane
        avon, co 81620

  970.827.9725 p 970.827.9730 f

 

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Walking Mountains operates under special use permit from the White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.  All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Walking Mountains Science Center™ is a 501(3c) nonprofit that provides place-based education in natural and environmental science through science programs for Eagle County schools, summer science day camps and overnight camps, adult and family excursions that take place across Vail, Colorado and Eagle County, Colorado. Graduate fellows can apply to be environmental educators and intern naturalists. Our educational programs enhance scientific literacy, build environmental awareness, and inspire stewardship in children, adults, residents and visitors to the Vail area and Rocky Mountains. The science center recently achieved LEED Platinum Certification for the Buck Creek Campus from the U.S. Green Building Council.