GOG Program Assistant 2019


Project Description:

Position Summary:

Volunteers will assist with special events or educational programs under the leadership of Park Staff.  The main duties can vary widely depending on the specific program.  Both indoor and outdoor opportunities are available.  Some examples include;

  • Assisting guided educational tours on hikes by being the last person to hike and “sweep” along at the end of groups to assist with keeping program participants accounted for.
  • Assist with indoor programs by helping presenters show artifacts to the public.
  • Assist with set-up and take-down of programs and materials.
  • Greeting program participants, checking them in and making sure they made a reservation.
  • Conducting surveys at the end of a program.

There will be countless ways to assist programs and events.  Participants will join a pool of other volunteers willing to sign up to assist programs.

Ongoing training will be available throughout the year along with educational resources being available to expand their knowledge base.  Annual Spring Training is mandatory for all new volunteers.    Successful volunteers tend to be outgoing, approachable, and possess excellent customer service skills. 



Successful applicants must commit to a minimum of assisting with one special event or several programs a year.


Age Requirement:  18 and older (special consideration possible for younger volunteers).



All volunteers are required to register online as a City of Colorado Springs Volunteer which requires submitting to a background check.  Volunteers also enjoy a free one-year membership to Friends of Garden of the Gods (FOGG) and a 25% discount on food and merchandise inside the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center.  Volunteers must adhere to our dress code which includes a volunteer polo shirt.  While free shirts are available, we ask volunteers to purchase their own ($15.00-$18.00).

Volunteers Needed:
Project Meeting
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

1805 N 30th Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

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Project Organizer: Bret Tennis
719-219-0108 / 719-510-6613
Project Category:
Garden of the Gods Visitor Center/Park / Program Assistant