Volunteers started Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and have been our lifeblood ever since!
In 1989, a group of volunteers, including local politicians, state employees, geologists, and paleontologists banded together to form the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. Organized originally to stop the looting of the unique resources along Dinosaur Ridge, this group also had a vision of sharing their collective knowledge about the area with their neighbors.
Since its inception, the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge has grown to host over 230,000 visitors each year. As an organization with a small staff, volunteers are essential to fulfilling our mission of education and preservation. Please help us continue the legacy of education and preservation by donating your time and talents!
Contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-697-3466 x107 if you are interested in any of the Dinosaur Ridge Volunteer Opportunities or for more information.
View more volunteer videos and testimonials and learn which Dinosaur Ridge volunteer role fits you best.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
DUE TO COVID-19, many of our volunteer roles are temporarily suspended. Current volunteer opportunities are limited to outdoor greeters, a few interpretive guides, mask-making and outdoor projects. Please contact email@example.com for more details and how you can help.
Current Volunteering Opportunities:
Outdoor Greeter – Greet visitors at our Main Visitor Center exhibit hall Trek through Time. Volunteer greeters/docents will welcome visitors from a safe 6-foot distance outside of the building (or inside behind a plexiglass shield if preferred), tally the number of people, explain social distancing and capacity rules, and answer general questions about Dinosaur Ridge. Volunteers also assist with sanitizing touchable surfaces in the exhibit hall at the end of their shift. Volunteer one or more shifts a week on a regular schedule or as you are available. Four-hour shifts are available every day of the week and weekends. Training and detailed information about our exhibit Trek through Time is provided.
Please note: To protect both volunteers & visitors, Dinosaur Ridge currently has strict COVID-19 safety measures in place. All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement, and wear a mask. (A cloth dinosaur-print mask is provided!)
Volunteer Training Classes:
Please click on our Volunteer Training Schedule for details on upcoming trainings. Please note, volunteer trainings require RSVPs at least 3 days in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org to guarantee a spot and sufficient materials.
Volunteer of the Month
In April of 2019, Dinosaur Ridge began recognizing our wonderful volunteers by showcasing the contributions of one volunteer each month. Get to know our wonderful volunteers in the links below and then come meet them for yourself at Dinosaur Ridge!
Something we haven’t mentioned?
Do you have a skill or are you interested in something not listed above? Let us know and we can try to develop a volunteer position that is right for you, or find that special project that matches your skill!
For more information about volunteering with Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, please email email@example.com or call 303-697-3466 x107.