Jeffco Open Space Hosts Volunteer Recruitment Fairs

Jeffco Open Space Hosts Volunteer Recruitment Fairs
Explore all the possible volunteer positions for Jeffco Open Space, outdoors or indoors, at one of two Volunteer Recruitment Fairs in late February. The fairs are on Thursday, February 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jeffco Open Space Main Office, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80401. Refreshments will be served.

Applications for most positions are accepted from February through mid-March. Applications for 2016 will be available at the fairs or at In addition to exploring ongoing positions, fairgoers can learn more about field projects for individuals and groups.

Jeffco Open Space has been the natural choice for volunteering since 1972. Ever since a grassroots campaign resulted in the creation of the agency, volunteers have been pitching in for parks—from helping to preserve natural resources and educating visitors to blazing new trails.

Contact: Thea Rock, Communications Manager, or 303-271-5902

Jeffco Open Space was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972 to preserve land, protect park and natural resources and provide healthy nature-based experiences.  Funded with a one-half of one percent sales tax, the agency has preserved over 54,680 acres and created 28 regional parks and 230 miles of trails in Jefferson County. Visit for more information.

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Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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