University of Denver

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative

Contact Person:

Ms. Hannah Clark phone: 303-278-7650

Agency Description:

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative protects and preserves the natural integrity of Colorado’s 54 14,000–foot peaks —the “Fourteeners”— through active stewardship and public education.


Organization Type:

Education and tutoring | Environment and Animal Rights |


Peak Steward |

Volunteer Opportunity

Peak Steward

Description: Through CFI’s “Peak Stewards” program, volunteers play a vital role in educating Fourteener hikers about Leave No Trace practices designed to minimize on-the-ground resource impacts. Talks at education and outreach events, including REI’s “How to Climb a 14er” clinics, reach hikers before they leave town. Peak Stewards also serve as ambassadors in the field, contacting hikers while climbing Fourteeners to reinforce Leave No Trace practices, as well as monitoring visitor actions for the Forest Service. Volunteers undergo a thorough one-day training program before being deployed to the peaks or community talks. A day of classroom training covers background information about alpine plants and animals, Forest Service visitor regulations, Leave No Trace practices developed specifically for the high-alpine Fourteeners, and visitor contact skills. Classroom training is followed by a day of field training, so volunteers can put theory into practice. Once trained, Peak Stewards commit to spending four days per season making contact with hikers out in the field or doing outreach events. Volunteers can choose when and where they work, but are encouraged to devote attention to high-use Front Range peaks on heavily used summer weekends.

Requirements for volunteers: N/A

Number of Volunteers Needed: 10
Time Commitment: Ongoing Event
Instructions for Registering for this Opportunity: Please contact or call our office at 303-278-7650 and ask for her.

Availability: Weekday - No | Weekend: Yes | Morning: No | Evening: No | Afternoon: No
Expires on: October 01 2018
Is Public Transportation Available: No

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