CLRD Arrowhead Hosts

Host responsibilities

Volunteer hosts are often the first line of contact for national forest visitors. Hosts represent the Forest Service by providing area recreation informaiton in a friendly, ethical and professional manner.

Hosts may sell books, maps and passes at some locations. This requires good money handling and inventory skills. An electronic cash register may be used for transactions at some locations.

Hosts provide groundskeeping and housekeeping at our sites. Most sites also have one or two public restrooms that need cleaning.

Can you think on your feet?

Our sites are miles away from the main office in Fort Collins. An ability to work independently of on-site supervision is a must.

Our hosts are trained primarily by working with experienced volunteers. There is also a wide variety of reference materials at each location.

Host Program Details

Hosts work four days per week, and are off for three. Preference will be given to hosts that can stay the entire season, but positions lasting more than two months are negotiable.

Depending on where you volunteer, you may be provided with a free RV hookup or housing.

Office work does require walking, standing and bending. Yard work is moderately strenuous.

Arrowhead Lodge Visitor Center

Formerly a guest resort, there 1930’s era log cabins are located in a beautiful river canyon west of Fort Collins along a paved scenic byway.

Site Name: Arrowhead Lodge
Location: Paved State Hwy 14, 1.5 hours west of Fort Collins
Elevation: 7,400 feet
Housing/Utilities: Free: Two full RV hookups, 30 & 50 amp service
Volunteer Commitment: 4 days a week, 2 sets of hosts mid-May thru mid-September
Basic Duties: Manage bookstore, Office cleaning, Grounds keeping, Minor facility maintenance

For more information contact:

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave, Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Key Contacts

Boulder Ranger District

Elaine Wells, Visitor Information Services

Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Kristy Wumkes, Volunteer Coordinator

Clear Creek Ranger District

Visitor Information Services

Pawnee National Grassland District

Visitor Information Services

Sulphur Ranger District

Visitor Information Services