Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Scheduling for Volunteers!

Voliunteer Weekend 2017 Voliunteer Weekend 2017 Rosie Rosenberg

2017 was a banner year for volunteers with 128 dedicated people donating 8,275 hours in facilities, at the ranch and garden, as camp hosts, discovery hosts, bat tour guides and astronomy hosts. Others helped with weed pulling, trail building, consulting or as a committee member or board director. Thank you to all of the incredible people who helped last year, your participation is appreciated!

Calling all Astronomers! Last year we installed a new 16" Meade Scope. I am currently seeking volunteers who have interest in being trained to run the scope and give astronomy tours. You don't need to be a professional but a passion for astronomy and an understanding of the universe is necessary. Previous telescope experience is helpful. The schedule for astronomers would be a three night training with lead astronomer Mark Cunningham. Once you have demonstrated how to operate the equipment, you would be scheduled to run astronomy tours. A two week commitment is preferred.

Gardeners & Ranchers! 2017 saw the second Everson Ranch garden and a new green house built. Many opportunities available for help in the garden and with the animals. Experience not required, work is outdoors and very physical. Ranch volunteers camp at the Ranch, hot springs day access provided.

Our volunteers are an important part of the Orient Land Trust and help us to take excellent care of this very special place. If you have time and expertise to share, please consider becoming an active part of this program.

For the descriptions of opportunities and an application please go to our web site From the home page, select Get Involved and then Volunteers. Please email me at if you have questions or would like to schedule.

Last modified on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 15:04

For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.