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Open Space Volunteer

Volunteering with Bernalillo County Open Space is a great way to give back to the community and contribute to the preservation of your Open Space lands. Through their hard work and dedication, volunteers make important contributions to areas such as interpretive and educational activities and stewardship of natural and cultural resources.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please email openspace@bernco.gov and we will get in contact with you in order to discuss your experience, availability, and interests.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Stewardship Cohorts: Participate in recurring group volunteer workdays to complete tasks such as hands-on restoration, plant care, gardening, invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, and more. Cohort volunteers can participate at a single Open Space site or work at multiple sites if desired.

Museum Docents (Greeters, Guides, and Lesson leaders): Docents are the point of contact for a variety of different visitors to Gutiérrez-Hubbell House and help connect them to the history, flora and fauna found there as well as the many activities that take place at the site.

  • Greeters welcome walk-in visitors to the museum, provide an orientation to the building and grounds, and provided interpretive tours upon request.
  • Guides assist with interpretive tours for scheduled groups, with specific themes and topics tailored to the group’s needs.
  • Lesson Leaders work with school groups on field trips to facilitate educational activities.

Service Days: Assist in larger-scale stewardship activities such as trash cleanup or planting during special events designed to bring the community together for service and learning.

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  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

  • Are you fascinated by the weather? Learn how to stay safe and be prepared. Join National Weather Service of Albuquerque Meteorologist who will teach the basics of severe local storms. This incredible two-hour workshop includes training about thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more. This event is part of the volunteer SKYWARN weather spotters and volunteers training for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Registration closes May 21.
    Time:
    5/22/2021 9:00 AM - 5/22/2021 11:00 AM

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