Join a growing team of individuals invested in creating a better tomorrow!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with CSU Spur! Volunteers are so important to ensuring that students and visitors feel welcome, connect to educational opportunities, and leave CSU Spur inspired!
CSU Spur is looking for volunteers who want to have a direct impact on their community and the future. CSU Spur volunteers will lead the way in connecting children, families, and community members to hands-on science, and real world solutions.
Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about volunteer opportunities with CSU Spur.
Wednesday, July 20, 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 25, 10-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
CSU Spur is a new educational destination in Denver with a focus on food, water, and health — volunteers bring Spur to life!
In the Vida building, volunteers connect visitors and schools with animal and human health. Volunteer roles may include assisting Spur education staff in interpreting experiences like live veterinary procedures with the Dumb Friends League, equine-assisted services with the Temple Grandin Equine Center, and equine rehabilitation therapies with CSU Equine Sports Medicine.
In the Terra building, volunteers work with partners in programs related to controlled agriculture, food systems, urban gardening, nutrition, and food development processes. Volunteers can also engage with visitors in exhibit hall activities and demonstrations to deepen learning experiences.
In the Hydro building (opening January 2023), volunteers will partner with Denver Water experts to provide experiences around water conservation, quality, and water systems. Programming includes exhibit interpretation, activities, and demonstrations, and the use of an outdoor backyard garden space that connects to the South Platte River for riparian ecosystem exploration and programming.
- Professional development opportunities; learn skills
- Access to scientists, researchers, and on site partners
- Meet new people and grow your network
- Discounts for CSU Spur and CSU System campus gear
- Discounts at the on-site café (opening in Hydro in January 2023)
- Recognition events
- Admission and discounts to partner organizations, such as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, History Colorado
- Commit to volunteering at CSU Spur for a minimum of one year, with a minimum of 60 hours of service
- Volunteer roles are for individuals ages 18 and up, unless otherwise indicated
- Complete and pass a criminal background check
- Attend an orientation (dates vary throughout the year); additional training as required
- Be passionate about inspiring curiosity and learning, and dedicated to providing excellent visitor service
CSU Spur serves all learners and visitors; bilingual and multilingual individuals are encouraged to apply.
There are many ways to become a volunteer with CSU Spur that will continue to grow as we open throughout 2022. Watch for additional opportunities.
Welcome people to the CSU Spur campus and orient visitors to site activities and events; share maps and informational materials. Individuals who speak Spanish or other languages are encouraged to apply.
Lead small group tours throughout CSU Spur, in open buildings and newly constructed areas. Answer visitor questions and inspire visitors to stay connected through the variety of programs, activities, and offerings available.
Special Event Support Volunteer
Support set-up, clean-up, and day-of event logistics. Specific roles vary depending on the event.
Education Program Support Facilitator
Support education staff with programming for school groups, including preparing activities for groups, escorting groups, greeting buses, supporting hands-on experiences, and set-up and clean-up.
Become a content expert on educational exhibit materials, activities, and demonstrations, and assist visitors and school groups as they engage with exhibits.
Virtual Reality Facilitator
Support education staff with VR programs, and assist drop-in visitors in virtual reality experiences in the VR Classroom within the Vida building.
Bring your colleagues for a day of service at CSU Spur! Opportunities include river cleanup, biological surveying, gardening/weeding, and more.
Youth Volunteers (14 years +)
Opportunities will be announced soon!
Apply to volunteer at CSU Spur
Once you’ve submitted your application, our volunteer manager will reach out with next steps within 3 business days.
Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources. She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority. Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues. Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon. Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama. Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.