Be a Heritage Culturalist Volunteer!

  • Pursue your interest in the history of Northern Colorado!
  • Learn how to document historic sites!
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with others!

What is the Heritage Culturalist Program?

The Heritage Culturalist Program (HCP) is an ambassador program that educates volunteers in the rich history and recreation opportunities of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area (CALA). Volunteers provide interpretation and expertise to the public at Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA) programs and events.

Learn more about this year’s training topics and field sites here!

What does a Heritage Culturalist Volunteer do?

HCP Volunteers participate in training and interactive presentations to develop deep knowledge of the CALA. Once certified, they share their expertise with the public to educate and increase awareness of the National Heritage Area by:

  • Leading community events, teacher workshops, seminars, guided tours, and other activities.
  • Creating professional documentation of Heritage Area resources and enhance heritage tourism opportunities.
Heritage Culturalist Volunteer Job Description


  • Applications are due by March 24, 2017 — limited spots available!
  • Participate in 18 hours of classroom/field training over three days. April 20-22, 2017.
  • Donate 40 hours of time over two years.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older or have parent/guardian signed permission.
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Have a passion for the Cache la Poudre River, an enthusiasm for learning, and an aspiration to share your knowledge.

Get Involved!

Apply today! Download the volunteer application below.

Find our more! To get more information or to have a form emailed or mailed to you, please contact Poudre Heritage Alliance Program Manager at 970-295-4851 or

Heritage Culturalist Volunteer Program – Forms

Volunteer Application Form

Outreach Visit Summary Form

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Wayside Walk Summary Form

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Continuing Education Summary Form

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*This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado – State Historical Fund grant. The contents and opinions contained herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of History Colorado.