Red Rocks Work Days, CO 2019
PROJECT PARTNER: HistoriCorps Volunteers & Staff!
SESSION DATES: March 16-17 and 23-24 (these are weekends).
ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES: We’ll work from 9am – 5pm each day. Only lunch will be provided, and no campsites or lodging are provided.
LOCATION: Join us at our new headquarters in Morrison, CO – the gateway to Red Rocks Amphitheatre! We’re just up the hill from 300 Union Ave., Morrison, CO 80465
GOOD TO KNOW: Experience in tool maintenance is preferred for this project. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the project site.
HistoriCorps does not charge for its volunteering projects. The majority of project costs are covered by our project partners and grants, but as a 501c3 nonprofit organization, HistoriCorps relies on donations to continue engaging volunteers to save significant historical sites across America for generations to come. Your donation of any amount will make an incredible difference! Increase your impact – make a generous gift today.
Project Site Description & History
Help HistoriCorps prepare for our 2019 season! After a long winter’s nap, we’ve got work to do before our preservation crews spread across the country to lead crews of volunteer preservationists.
HistoriCorps’ office and storage space are part of an historic CCC Camp, which served as a home for the CCC members who built Red Rocks. The camp is today one of Colorado’s newest historic landmarks. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a Depression-era poverty relief program of the US Government that put young men to work on public benefit projects, especially on public lands. Corps members would receive three square meals per day, and $30 per month – $25 of which was given directly to their families. Part of Denver Mountain Parks, the Red Rocks CCC Camp history can be explored in some detail here. A brief excerpt:
“The camp is part of Red Rocks Park and was designated on the National Register in 1990 () as part of that district. It housed the men who built Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which was designated a Denver landmark in 1973. The Recreation Hall houses a small museum dedicated to the CCC, with artifacts and memorabilia on display, thanks to the efforts of NACCCA Alumni Chapter 7, who collected the materials. …Original trunks and bunkbeds help convey life in a CCC camp.”
Read about Denver’s plans to bring the camp back to life in this April 2018 article from Denverite.
Interested in digging deeper into the CCC history in Colorado? Find more here.
Scope of Work
Volunteers on this project will get to improve their tool and equipment maintenance and repair skills by sharpening, fixing, sorting, assembling, and packing our inventory – from saws to cook tents! You’ll work alongside HistoriCorps staff (and probably get an inside scoop on what’s coming up for 2019, too!).
Logistics & More
- Read our Volunteer FAQ! If you still have a question that’s not answered there, above, or below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to help.
- Note that this is not a “standard” HistoriCorps project. Remember:
- No campsites provided (though there’s several great options all along the front range)
- Only lunch prepared (no breakfast or dinner)
- Work from 9am-5pm on each day
- All volunteers are required to review and agree to the HistoriCorps Waiver & Release and Code of Conduct during the registration process.
Just a few of the many, many, many tools and equipment we need to get ready!
Can’t beat the view at the new office!