Welcome new and seasoned volunteers! Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance. Please complete the 2021 Volunteer Profile Form. We will contact you soon to follow-up with you on volunteer opportunities that match your interests and availability. For more information or questions please email Shaine Gans at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 676-1095.
- NEW!! Trail Information Specialist Program:
Training: Friday, May 14, 3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81572634594Join us for an introduction to becoming a volunteer Trail Information Specialist. This training offered in collaboration with BLM Canyons of the Ancients National Monument staff and Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance staff is specifically for volunteers new to the Trail Information Specialist Program. The training will include everything that you need to know to get started as a Trail Information Specialist volunteer.With increasing visitation to trails and other public sites located in CANM, the volunteer Trail Information Specialist’s main responsibilities will be to position themselves near popular trailheads or rove within high use recreational areas for the purpose of orienting visitors by providing important information about BLM rules for visiting the area, Leave No Trace and Visit With Respect information, and interpretive information and materials such as informational brochures and Junior Ranger packets to visitors. TIS volunteers will perform their volunteer service at various popular locations in the Monument such as the Lower Sand Canyon Trail Area, Upper Sand Canyon Trail & Sand Canyon Pueblo, Lowry Pueblo, Painted Hand Pueblo, and Escalante Pueblo. Service is preferred in 3 to 4 hour increments of the volunteer’s choosing, during high visitation days such as Thursday through Sunday. To register for this training session or for more information about becoming a Trail Information Specialist please contact Shaine Gans by email at email@example.com.
- The Cultural Site Stewardship Program: SCCA oversees this program which includes almost 60 volunteers who monitor 100 cultural sites on BLM/Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and on other BLM/Tres Rios areas in Southwest Colorado. Stewards report on impact or damage to sites due to human, animal, or natural causes. Contact Diane McBride at 970-560-1643 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- We are currently updating the SCCA Volunteer Handbook. Check back soon to download the most recent version.