On-going Volunteer Opportunities

Recycling Dropsite Volunteer:
Join the Walking Mountains staff in educating the public of the importance of waste reduction & proper recycling procedures. Eagle County has 6 dropsites that offer community members an easy & convenient place to recycle. Days & Times vary for the various dropsites. Please contact Melissa Kirr, melissak@walkingmountains.org or call the office at (970) 827-9725 x 133 for more information.

Zero Waste Volunteer:
Join the team and become part of the increasing movement to educate the public about the importance of waste diversion. Walking Mountains works with the Town of Vail and other Events to staff Zero Waste tents at the throughout the year. Please contact Melissa Kirr, melissak@walkingmountains.org or call the office at (970) 827-9725 x 133 for more information or to volunteer.

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, larac@walkingmountains.org or (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.  Contact Nicole Hertzer, nicoleh@walkingmountains.org or (970) 827-9725 x110

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.  Contact Kristen Belschner, kristenb@walkingmountains.org or (970) 827-9725 x113

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.  Contact Kristen Belschner, kristenb@walkingmountains.org or (970) 827-9725 x113

One Time Event Opportunities

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.  Contact Gina Garrett, ginag@walkingmountains.org or (970) 827-9725 x130

School Chaperone:
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. Contact Beth Garrison, bethg@walkingmountains.org or (970) 827-9725 x117