The successful programs at Four Mile Historic Park are possible because of the willingness and dedication of our terrific volunteers. From tour guides to quilters, gardeners to wagon drivers, volunteers are engaged in preserving and presenting Four Mile’s unique story for visitors of all ages.
We provide training for volunteers in a variety of interest areas. On-going volunteer enrichment activities include lectures and workshops. Visit Four Mile Historic Park and see what we are all about. Our volunteers and staff will be delighted to discuss volunteer opportunities with you. Please call us at 720-865-0812 to learn about the next New Volunteer Orientation. Four Mile Historic Park is located at 715 S. Forest Street, Denver, CO 80246.
We ask that new volunteers attend an orientation, which are scheduled every other month. However, there are ways to get started today. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click here and complete the Volunteer Interest form. If you are not 18 years old, you will need to have your parent approve your participation. Someone will be in touch with soon.
If you love to work with children, volunteer to work with our School Group Programs, Summer Camp, Westward Ho!, Heritage Events and other children’s activities.
Four Mile House provides the setting for a fascinating view of middle class, rural life interpreted from the 1860s through 1900. Volunteers, as historically costumed docents, conduct visitors through the museum and grounds while explaining its history from the settling of Colorado through the present.
The Four Mile site includes a number of out buildings that are used as interpretive areas on the second Sunday of each month. Volunteers cook on the woodstove in the summer kitchen, tell stories of Colorado’s early history at the miner trapper cabin, and work as blacksmiths in the forge. A great opportunity for volunteers to learn or hone existing skills for our visitors to enjoy!
Four Mile Historic Park offers a number of annual events, including an Old Fashioned 4th of July, a Pumpkin Harvest Festival, and A Colorado Christmas. Volunteers provide everything from admissions and food service to museum tours and living history demonstrations.
Our sewing group is dedicated to providing historically accurate clothing and domestic crafts for park activities. Our quilting group uses traditional techniques and fabrics to create award winning quilts that have hung in the Colorado State Capital. Both groups meet monthly at the park in addition to providing hands-on activities for park events and Living History Days.
Love to work outdoors? Volunteers maintain the garden areas of our historical rural setting, including herb and vegetable gardens, as well as the beautiful flower berm at Grant Hall.
The Four Mile Gift Shop provides income for the park by offering relevant souvenirs and books to visitors. Volunteers maintain and work as clerks during events and when the park is open to the public.
We invite students (grades 7th-12th) to join the Student Volunteer Program here at Four Mile. Students meet monthly to implement different activities (including children’s crafts & games, storytelling & dramas, as well as, working with our teamsters) for Living History Days and Heritage Events. If you are interested in joining the Student Volunteer Program, Click Here to complete a Student Volunteer Program interest form.
Do you have an idea for another way you’d like to volunteer? Please call us at 720-865-0812 and tell us. Our volunteers and staff are eager to hear your ideas.