Volunteer Opportunities at Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison, Colorado
 
School/Group Interpretive Tour Guide
Brings fossils and geology alive by being a volunteer tour guide at Dinosaur Ridge. Throughout the year, over 17,000 school children take fully guided tours of Dinosaur Ridge or Triceratops Trail with a trained guide. Most of these tours are given free of charge to schools who have 50% or more students receiving free and reduced lunch. These groups range from schools to senior centers, and have between 10-250 participants. Tour Guides lead these groups on a tour of Dinosaur Ridge and interpret the geology and paleontology located here. Guides may work alone with smaller groups or with up to five other Guides for large groups. Training provided. Great experience for interpretation and education! This opportunity is usually Monday-Friday, outdoors, mainly March-October, and flexible.  We will have tour guide training on Tuesday, September 2, 10am-12noon; Thursday, September 4, 10am-12noon; and Friday, September 5, 10am-12noon.  RSVP with Amber at [log in to unmask] or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend one of these dates.  Interested but canít attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!
 
Dinosaur Discovery Day Helper
From April through October, the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge host monthly special events called Dinosaur Discovery Days. During DDDays, Discovery Day Specialists answer questions and give short interpretive demonstrations at different sites along the Dinosaur Ridge trail. There are also hands-on opportunities at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center where volunteers assist visitors with track painting, gold panning, fossil sifting, metal detecting, orienting visitors, parking, crowd control (as needed), and set-up and tear-down. Training is provided the day of. Great opportunity for small groups and businesses.  Upcoming 2014 dates: September 20 (10am-2pm) and October 11 (9:30am-3pm). 
 
Community Outreach Provider
Represent the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge at various festivals and events throughout the Denver Metro Area.  Duties include setting up an informational booth, facilitating hands-on educational activities, distributing flyers and brochures, and answering general questions about Dinosaur Ridge.  This is a great way to get free admission to many area events.  This opportunity is usually on weekends. Training is provided.
 
Exhibit Hall Docents
Assist visitors through Dinosaur Ridgeís exhibit hall, Trek Through Time. Docents will greet visitors, collect fees, and answer general questions. Give short presentations about the objects in the exhibit hall to interested visitors. Trek Through Time is open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm. Work once a week, once a month or cover open shifts as needed. Training is provided.  We will have a docent training on Wednesday, September 3, 12-2pm and on Thursday, September 4, 1-3pm. RSVP with Amber at [log in to unmask] or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend one of these dates.  Interested but canít attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!
 
Contact Amber Cain at [log in to unmask] or at 303-697-3466 x 107
 
 
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Amber Cain
Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
Volunteer Coordinator
NAI - Certified Interpretive Guide
16831 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-3466 x 107
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www.dinoridge.org