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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Volunteer Opportunities

Ages 10 and Older

Rock Ledge Ranch HISTORIC SITE

Junior Docent Program

Open to ages 10 to 17

Experience Living History 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, application, interest, availability, maturity, and interview. The ideal Junior Docent is enthusiastic, self-motivated, and willing to jump in and do what is needed. A Junior Docent is an overall ambassador of history and the Ranch. 

Online Applications: Opens Monday, March 1 at 9 a.m. until Saturday, March 7 at 10 p.m. MST. 

Commitment: Two half-days per week: Wednesdays – Sundays.
Either:  9:50 a.m.-1:25 p.m. or 1:20 – 5 p.m. during an assigned five-week session, according to availability.

  • Session I: June 1- July 4
  • Session II: July 6 – August 8

For complete program details and requirements: / 719-578-6777

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

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 2020 Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Junior Docent program is selective and is dependent on several factors including strength of interview, maturity, interest, and scheduling availability.

Applications: Accepted on a rolling basis starting Saturday, March 14; deadline of Saturday, May 2 by 5 p.m. (Interviews will be held May 9 and 16). Visit

Days/Times: Junior Docents volunteer for one to three shifts per week between June 2 and August 1; Shifts are available Tuesdays through Saturdays; 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Required Commitment: Required to volunteer for a minimum of 6 (maximum of 27 shifts) over the course of the program; Also volunteer for 2 large museum programs during the 2020/2021 school year.

Training Required: Saturday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (parent or guardian must attend with Junior Docent for the first hour); Junior Docents are also required to attend one training shift during the week of June 2-6.

Cost: The program fee is $75. The fee helps to offset the costs of t-shirts, program supplies, and staff time. Scholarships are available (partial or full)

Ages 12 and Older


Meadows Park Community Center | Phone: 385-7940​

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 Volunteer

North Cheyenne Cañon Park Visitor and Nature Centers | Phone: (719) 385-6086​

Open House: Saturday, April 23rd 2022; 9:00 – 10:30am at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center

For teens ages 13 – 17, North Cheyenne Canon’s Teen Volunteer Program is designed to build leadership skills, customer service, and communication skills, all while interacting with visitors in an outdoor setting. Answer visitors’ questions about hikes, exhibits, and programs primarily offered at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center.  You will have the opportunity to discover your inner naturalist by interpreting various aspects of the park to enrich the visitor experience.

This is a great opportunity for teens who are gathering service hours, building a resume, learning about the field of Parks and Recreation, or who want to give back to their community while socializing with others!

Days/Times: A minimum of one four-hour shift per week between June 2 - August 29; 8 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Training Required: Wednesday, June 1st 2022; 10 am - 2 p.m. at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center

*Due to road construction, Teen Volunteer Training will take place at Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, though teen volunteers will primarily work at Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center once the road has reopened.

Skate Patrol

Sertich Ice Center | Phone: 385-5983​

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


Deerfield Hills | Phone: 385-5996​

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 26-29



Phone: 385-6964

(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 8-July 23;

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

No program week of June 29 -July 3.

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

Training Required: To be determined  between June 4-6


Phone: 385-7940​

(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 1-July 23; 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

No program week of June 29-July 3..

Park Locations: Venezia Park or Downtown (near Fine Arts Center

Training Required: To be determined between May 26-29


Phone: 385-7940

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 1-July 23;

No program week of June 29- July 3.

*Individual dates and times will be scheduled.


Hillside Community Center | Phone: 385-7900

Meadows Park Community Center | Phone: 385-7940

Deerfield Hills Community Center | Phone: 385-5996

Training Required: To be determined between May 26-29

Ages 15 and Older

Facility Assistant III

Meadows Park Community Center | Phone: 385-7940​

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 1-July 23

No program week of June 29-July 3.

*Individual dates and times will be scheduled.

Training Required: To be determined between May 26-29