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Jul 17

Summer Volunteer Opportunities Abound in Snowmass

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM by Kelly Vaughn

Looking for ways to get involved in local events, learn a new skill-set, or give back to your community this summer? You're in luck! There are plenty of great opportunities right her in Snowmass. These are just a few.

Deaf Camp Picnic

When: July 18-20, 2013
Where: Fanny Hill and Base Village
Why: Volunteering give you the chance to be a part of Snowmass Village history, AND contribute to a great cause. In 1976, the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing created the Deaf Camp Picnic. The event became legendary with a little help from their friends like John Denver and Jimmy Buffet. This year, the legend continues with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In spite of what you may think from past event photos, a mustache is not required!
Learn More: Visit www.deafcamppicnic.org for more information.

The USA Pro Challenge

When: August 19-20, 2013
Where: Aspen and Snowmass Village
Why: The USA Pro Challenge is the most popular spectator event in Colorado, drawing more than one million spectators in 2012. This year, over 100 of the world's best cyclists will complete 3 laps of a grueling 22-mile circuit between Aspen and Snowmass Village (a map of the course is available at www.aspenupcc.com). A variety of volunteer positions are needed ranging from course marshals to hospitality representatives to green team members. Volunteers will have prime viewing opportunities (you can't get much closer to the course than being a course marshal!), a t-shirt, and the chance to be a part of a growing international event.
Learn More: Visit the event's website for volunteer registration.

Help Prepare Ice Age Fossils
When: through October 1, 2013
Where: The Ice Age Discovery Center at the Village Mall
Why: Can you imagine being an official volunteer of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, trained as a Snowmastodon Preparation Assistant? Intrigued? Check out the requirements and sign up to add this rare art to your skill set; preparing and preserving mastodon tusks and other fossils from great beasts that lived right here over 100,000 years ago. You'll learn these skills from Gussie Maccracken, an accomplished fossil preparator from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science who will be in Snowmass Village July 1-October 1 training and leading the Ice Age Fossil team.
Learn More: View the application

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