Broomfield Naturalists

Broomfield Nature Program delivers hands-on programs to a variety of ages, but mostly to preschoolers and their parents. Volunteers should be comfortable with this age group, but will not be expected to deliver programs by themselves right away. New volunteers will shadow veteran Broomfield Naturalists and assist with group management and program delivery to start. 


  • Volunteers assist with a minimum of 1 Nature Program per month during the program season (April - October). View the 2019 schedule here.
  • Volunteers may also help with program development, supplies management, school field trips, and educational booths as needed.
  • No experience is necessary, we will train you! Volunteers should have excellent communication and public speaking skills, and feel confident leading both young children and parents alike.
  • All volunteers must pass a criminal background check and attend a training in mid-April to begin participating.
Broomfield Nature Program accepts volunteers on an on-going basis
Contact Denise Price at 303.263.9817 or denise_price@comcast.net for more information.

Wildlife Masters

Broomfield Open Space is not currently accepting applications for Wildlife Masters.

The Broomfield Wildlife Masters are local residents that volunteer their time to answer questions about wildlife. They inform and inspire residents to live alongside wildlife, using non-lethal safety, expulsion, and exclusion techniques. Wildlife Masters work from home to retrieve and respond to messages left on a voicemail server. 


  • Volunteers call back residents with answers to wildlife questions and concerns within 24 hours of receiving a voicemail. Shifts occur for 7 days, approximately every other month, with flexibility. Volunteers typically receive between 0-5 calls per week. A reference book is provided and additional support from staff and veteran volunteers is available, if needed. 
  • Volunteers are also expected to help with at least 2 to 3 Open Space and Trail events each year. These are often on weekday evenings or weekends. This involves 3 to 4 hours of assistance at our wildlife education booth per event.
  • No experience is necessary, we will train you! Volunteers should have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and feel confident talking with residents in-person and on the phone.
  • All volunteers must pass a criminal background check and attend a training in mid-October to begin participating.


Please contact Pete Dunlaevy at pdunlaevy@broomfield.org or 303.438.6216.

Other Volunteer Opportunities . . .
Adopt an Area Program

You or your organization can volunteer to regularly clean up a Broomfield street, park, or open space. Click here for more information...

Broomfield Open Space Foundation

The Broomfield Open Space Foundation exists to serve our community by protecting, enhancing, and promoting the enjoyment of Broomfield's open space, trails, and wildlife. Become a member and assist as a volunteer in the Kids' Fishing Derby, Metzger Open Space Clean-Up, Spring planting and weed eradication, and many other opportunities! See broomfieldopenspacefoundation.org for more information.

Urban Prairies Project

The Urban Prairies Project is a collaboration among Butterfly Pavilion, City and County of Broomfield, City of Westminster, Broomfield Open Space Foundation and Denver Botanic Gardens to restore more habitat in urban and suburban parts of our state for pollinators and other wildlife.

Butterfly Pavilion will be offering the first session of 2019 Urban Prairies Project trainings beginning on March 10. In this hands-on, 5-week course, volunteers will learn everything from site analysis to monitoring protocols to public engagement. 

To find out more about the program, please contact Amy Yarger at ayarger@butterflies.org or 720.974.1874. Or visit Butterfly Pavilion's website at www.butterflies.org/urban-prairies.