Summer Teen Volunteering

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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.

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Ages 10 and Older

Rock Ledge Ranch HISTORIC SITE

Junior Docent Program

Ages 10 to 17

Experience Living History this year 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 world! Participation in the Junior Docent program is selective and dependent on several factors, including: age, interest, availability, maturity, and interview.

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:  Open Friday, March 1 until Thursday, March 7.

                              Visit www.coloradosprings.gov/parksvolunteer  Activity number: 2126.

                              Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

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 an assigned five-week session:

                              Session I: June 5-July 6

                              Session II: July 10-August 10

Required Commitment: Junior Docents- along with their parent/guardian- must also volunteer for either: Family Fourth, Thursday, July 4 and/or Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 5 and one other Ranch special event throughout the year.

Interviews: Saturday, March 16, 2019  *Interviews will take place at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site by appointment only. Registration information will be sent upon after review of application. An invitation code is required to register for the interview.

Mandatory Orientation: Saturday, April 6; 10 a.m.-Noon or 2-4 p.m. (Parent or guardian must attend with Junior Docent)

Period Clothing Check-out: Saturday, April 13. (Optional if own site approved historic clothing is provided.) Scheduled registration is required. Drop ins will not be accommodated. Clothing rental is $5 per item. Clothing is expected to be clean and pressed during use and upon return.

Site Specific Training Required: Session I: June 4; 9:30 a.m.-Noon| Session II: July 9; 9:30 a.m.-Noon (Session II participants may attend Session I training.)

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

For questions or more details:  (719) 578-6777

 

 

 

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 2019 Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Junior Docent program is selective and is dependent on several factors including  strength of interview, age, maturity, interest, and scheduling availability.

Applications: Accepted on a rolling basis starting Saturday, March 16; deadline of Saturday, May 4 by 5 p.m.

                           Visit cspm.org/junior-docent-program

Days/Times:       Junior Docents volunteer for one to three shifts per week between June 4 and July 27 (8-24 shifts total)

                           Tuesdays through Saturdays; Shift #1: 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR Shift #2: 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Required Commitment:  All Junior Docents are also required to volunteer for a minimum of 2 large museum programs

during the 2019/2020 school year.

Training Required: Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (parent or guardian must attend with Docent for the first hour); Junior Docents are also required to attend one training shift during the week of June 4-7.

Cost: The program fee is $85. The fee helps to offset the costs of t-shirts, program supplies, and staff time. Limited scholarships are available (partial or full)

Ages 12 and Older

FACILITY ASSISTANT I

(Meadows Park Community Center)

Assist staff with clerical functions including greeting visitors, answering phones and taking messages and programming functions that include facility room set up and clean up 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 28-31

Ages 13 and Older

Teen Park Ambassador

(North Cheyenne Cañon Park 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 3-September 2; 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: May 30; 10 am-2 p.m. @ Helen Hunt Falls

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

 

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 day care groups on week days.

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 28-31

 

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAM

SUMMER CAMP AIDE

(2 Locations)

Work with children ages 6-12 years old with developmental disabilities while supporting them in activities of swimming, art, music, games, special events and field trips. Duties may also include set-up and clean-up of activities.

Days/Sessions: Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, June 10-July 25;

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

No program week of July 1-5.

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

Training Required: To be determined  between June 4-6

 

CB YOUNG STARS DAY CAMP AIDE

(3 Locations)

Aid in the supervision of youth in a 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 3-July 25; 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

No program week of July 1-5.

Park Locations: Piñon Valley, Venezia, or Colorado College

Training Required: To be determined between May 28-31

 

 

MEADOWS PARK YOUTH ALLIANCE

Serve on an eclectic group of young adults who become involved in a variety of efforts that support community center initiatives and mission, including special events, formal dialogue with decision makers throughout the region and establishment of programs/services that benefit the local population.

Days/Times:  Commitment of 5 hours/month (school year) and 50 hours/month (June-August) is required.

Training Required: To be determined between May 28-31 (summer) and July 31-August 2 (school year)

Ages 14 and Older

Elementary Day Camp Aide

(3 Locations)

Assist in the supervision of elementary school-aged camp participants during structured games, sports, art projects and other daily activities. Assist staff to prepare materials and cleanup program site daily.

Days/Times: 2-3 days per week, June 3-July 25;

No program week of July 1-5.

*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 28-31

Ages 15 and Older

Facility Assistant III

(Meadows Park Community Center)

Be involved in all duties associated with Facility Assistant I position with additional responsibilities in clerical, programming and maintenance areas such as independent monitoring of reception desk and involvement in communication efforts including social media platforms and written notices.

Days/Times: 2-3 days per week, June 3-July 25

No program week of July 1-5.

*Individual dates and times will be scheduled.

Training Required: To be determined between May 28-31