Friday, 10 March 2017

Scheduling Volunteers for 2017!

Bat Host, Michael, answering questions Bat Host, Michael, answering questions

Volunteers are very important to our organization! In fact, we could not do it without them. In 2016, we had 113 volunteers work over 8,000 hours! Thank you to everyone who made 2016 a success!

It's that time of year again when I start scheduling for the summer season. We are looking for individuals who love this special place and have the time, energy, and expertise to share. A positive attitude, understanding of our unique culture, and the ability to work well with others is required. Having visited Valley View Hot Springs is also a plus. We want to match our volunteers up with a job they will enjoy and at which they will be successful. Please let us know if you have special skills or abilities!

Positions that we are looking to fill for the coming season are Camp Hosts, Discovery Hosts, Bat Tour Guides and Astronomy Tour Guides. In addition, this summer we would like some help on the Everson Ranch with the Community Garden and Ranch Tours. These Ambassador positions require a two-week minimum commitment and you have to love working with people! If you have less time to offer, consider helping our facilities staff with trail maintenance, fire mitigation, weed pulling or special projects! For full descriptions of the volunteer opportunities available please go to our web site Click on the "Get Involved" tab and then "Volunteer." You can download the application on our web site or email Rosie at .

Whether you are a returning seasoned volunteer or coming for the first time, we appreciate, your support and I look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer Coordinator / Visitor Service Manager

David & Jack cooking eggs for Annual Outreach Board Meeting - Robin Rosenberg Volunteer Party 2016 - Robin Rosenberg Colorado College Volunteers planting trees at reservoir - Teresa Seitz CC Volunteers at the Everson Ranch - Colorado College Football Team volunteers - John Lorenz Volunteers hosting the 2016 Annual Outreach Board Meeting - Doug Bishop

Volunteer Application (PDF)

Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 13:32

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.