Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Volunteer Your Time!

CC Volunteers with Ranch Manager, Mike O'Donal CC Volunteers with Ranch Manager, Mike O'Donal Cherrye Williams

Want to get involved at Orient Land Trust?  Volunteers are extremely important to OLT.  Please consider a donation of your time to help us work more efficiently toward the protection of the northern San Luis Valley’s unique resources and open space.

Summer 2014 Volunteer Hosts Needed

The Host opportunities listed below are all "full time," onsite positions that run for a minimum of two weeks, or more during our peak visitor season, between May and September.
Astronomy Hosts
Do you have an interest in astronomy and experience with telescopes? Then consider spending a month here at Valley View as an Astronomy Host providing astronomy education and assisting guests in viewing the celestial wonders above us (using our telescope, or yours). And with our clear, dark skies here in the San Luis Valley, we have some of the best star viewing conditions in the country! Time and interest permitting, Astronomy Hosts may also lead daytime tours of Orient Land Trust’s hydroelectric facility.
Orient Mine Bat Tour Hosts
Orient Mine Bat Tour Hosts lead evening walking tours to the Orient Mine to watch the bat out-flight, managing the integrity of the bat habitat and educating visitors on the history of the Orient Mine as well as the natural history of Mexican free-tailed bats. Time and interest permitting, Orient Mine Bat Tour Hosts may also lead daytime tours of Orient Land Trust’s hydroelectric facility.

Help us learn of your interests by filling out an OLT Volunteer Application. You can pick up an application at the OLT Welcome Center, or give us a call to have an application sent to you. Or, simply go to and click on “Get Involved,” print out an application and mail it to the address on the bottom of the last page.  Thanks for Volunteering!

Last modified on Monday, 12 May 2014 14:35

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.