The mission of the Backcountry Wilderness Area is big and we can use more hands to help out. We're looking for people who want to have a hands-on impact on conservation, environmental education, and responsible outdoor recreation. These volunteer opportunities aren't in exchange for freebies or special access, but rather a way to give back to our local wild place. The opportunities will vary and may not always be available.
Want to support the Backcountry Wilderness Area Fund in additional ways, visit www.hrcaonline.org/backcountryfriends
Base Camp positions do not require previous experience. Volunteer Orientation is required for all Base Camp positions.
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Position #1: Goat Walker
This position includes walking goats along fence lines to trim weeds and vegetation.
Position #2: Goat Pen Cleaner
This position includes deep cleaning the goat shed and goat pen area.
Position #3: Chicken Coop Cleaner
This position includes deep cleaning the chicken coop area.
Position #4: Donkey Pen Cleaner
This position includes cleaning/mucking the donkey pen.
These positions work under the direct supervision of Backcountry Horse Staff. Volunteer Orientation is required for all Horse Corral positions.
Position #1: Horse Pen Cleaner
This position includes assisting with paddock cleaning/mucking.
Prior Experience: No horse experience required. General horse care and safety knowledge preferred.
Position #2: Horse Groomer
This position includes assisting with grooming horses, as well as helping with position #1 duties.
Prior Experience: Three months horse experience or completion of Basic Horsemanship 1 required.
Position #3: Riding Lesson Assistant
This position includes assisting Backcountry Horse Staff with horse programs, as well as helping with position #1 and #2 duties.
Prior Experience: Six months of horse experience required.
Position #1: Water Hauler
Position #2: Laborer
Position #3: Trail Maintenance
Position #4: Archery Range Maintenance
Various maintenance duties around the archery range including target maintenance and replacement, trimming, general clean up and other tasks as assigned.
Position #1: Parking Attendant
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