Open Space Volunteer Training
Training for Trail Watch, Open Space Visitor Center and Adopt an Open Space
Registration is required.
Register by calling (505) 452-5207 or email [email protected].
*Please bring a pen and driver's license. All trainings are under 3 hours long.
Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division volunteer team and support a community-based commitment to promote conservation and appreciation for the integrity of our local public lands.
The Major Public Open Space System includes over 29,000 acres of diverse lands, including the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area, Rio Grande Valley State Park, parts of Petroglyph National Monument, and select areas in the East Mountains. Effective management of these special areas is enhanced by public involvement through volunteering.
Trail Watch Volunteers are the eyes and ears of Open Space. Volunteers report conditions and problems on trails, educate the public on extraordinary natural and cultural resources, direct visitors to practice good land and trail use ethics, and lend a hand on conservation projects such as trail building.
Adopt-an-Open Space volunteers, in addition to Trail Watch responsibilities, maintain trails or areas through hands-on conservation projects.
Open Space Visitor Center Volunteers work at the beautiful facility and are trained to:
- Greet visitors and tell them about the Visitor Center
- Introduce visitors to changing educational and art exhibits
- Work in the demonstration gardens
- Assist with programming and events
- Describe the history, purpose and goals of the Open Space program
- Encourage visitors to explore Open Space lands
- Observe and interpret the Visitor Center’s wildlife and plants
- Learn and share: The geography of the Open Space system, the history of the Piedras Marcadas Pueblo Village, the natural and human history of the Middle Rio Grande Valley
Call (505) 897-8831 to register and learn about the training program.