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 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.

Learn more about the 2018 field sites — click here!

What does a Heritage Culturalist Volunteer do?

During the training, HCP Volunteers visit historical sites and participate in interactive discussions to develop deeper knowledge of the CALA. Once the training program is completed, HCP volunteers use their expertise to educate the public and increase awareness of the National Heritage Area by:

  • 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.
Heritage Culturalist Volunteer Job Description


  • Applications due date has been extended to April 30 — limited spots available!
  • Participate in 18 hours of classroom/field training over three days: May 17-19, 2018.
  • 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! Fill out the volunteer application below.

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 – Application

Volunteer Application Form

*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.