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What is a Heritage Culturalist?

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

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with Poudre Heritage Alliance



  • Leading community events, teacher workshops, seminars, guided tours, and other activities.
  • Participate in additional training opportunities and educational events through PHA and its partner organizations.
  • Creating professional documentation of Heritage Area resources that enhance heritage tourism opportunities.


  • An increased understanding and knowledge of the general history of Larimer and Weld Counties as it relates to the river and Western Water Law
  • Oral/written interpretation techniques
  • Making a difference to preserve history through documentation and sharing CALA with the public.
  • The production of a preliminary reconnaissance summary of key historical sites for potential submittal to the National Park Service to determine suitability for further documentation within the NPS Heritage Documentation Program, and/or local, state, and national historic designations.
  • A promotional summary that translates the complex history of a historical site into a simplified and captivating format that can be used to promote the site on the CALA website/mobile application and to the general public

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administrative/office work
  • Special events and community outreach efforts
  • Greeting scholarship groups
  • Bike Tours

The Campaign for Cache

The Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA) raises awareness about water issues and connects people to their water heritage in the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area (CALA) through a variety of programs that promote, engage, and inspire!