Volunteer

Wildlife Masters

 

The Broomfield Wildlife Masters are local residents that volunteer their time to answer questions about wildlife. They inform and inspire residents to live alongside wildlife, using non-lethal safety, expulsion, and exclusion techniques. Wildlife Masters work from home to retrieve and respond to messages left on a voicemail server. 

Expectations:

 
  • Volunteers call back residents with answers to wildlife questions and concerns within 24 hours of receiving a voicemail. Shifts occur for 7 days, approximately every other month, with flexibility. Volunteers typically receive between 0-5 calls per week. A reference book is provided and additional support from staff and veteran volunteers is available, if needed. 
  • Volunteers are also expected to help with at least 2 to 3 Open Space and Trail events each year. These are often on weekday evenings or weekends. This involves 3 to 4 hours of assistance at our wildlife education booth per event.
  • No experience is necessary, we will train you! Volunteers should have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and feel confident talking with residents in-person and on the phone.
  • All volunteers must pass a criminal background check and attend a training in mid-October to begin participating.
Application deadline: Sept. 30 at 5 p.m.

Questions?


Please contact Pat Chatterton at pchatterton@broomfield.org or 303.464.5803.

Nature Programs


Volunteering opportunities for upcoming Nature Programs will be available Spring 2019.

Broomfield Open Space Foundation

The Broomfield Open Space Foundation exists to serve our community by protecting, enhancing, and promoting the enjoyment of Broomfield's open space, trails, and wildlife. Become a member and assist as a volunteer in the Kids' Fishing Derby, Metzger Open Space Clean-Up, Spring planting and weed eradication, and many other opportunities! See broomfieldopenspacefoundation.org for more information.


Urban Prairies Project

The Urban Prairies Project is a collaboration among Butterfly Pavilion, City and County of Broomfield, City of Westminster, Broomfield Open Space Foundation and Denver Botanic Gardens to restore more habitat in urban and suburban parts of our state for pollinators and other wildlife.

Butterfly Pavilion will be offering the final session of 2018 Urban Prairies Project trainings beginning on September 9th. In this hands-on, 5-week course, volunteers will learn everything from site analysis to monitoring protocols to public engagement. 

To find out more about the program, please contact Amy Yarger at ayarger@butterflies.org or 720.974.1874. Or visit Butterfly Pavilion's website at www.butterflies.org/urban-prairies.