Join Our Volunteer Team

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) volunteers support the mission to preserve and protect Chimney Rock National Monument (CRNM) while educating the public.  Our volunteers learn and become familiar with what archaeologists and astronomers know about the ancient people of Chimney Rock.  CRIA provides material on the ancient Puebloan culture, history, lifestyle and the site itself.  In addition to a 2-day training session each Spring, volunteers receive a comprehensive training manual and on-the-job continuous training.  Volunteers can choose to join one or more of our teams!

For more information on how to join our volunteer team, please email us


Click HERE to view details for all 2023 Volunteer Positions

Interpretive Tour Guide

Lead guided interpretive tours of Chimney Rock's Great House Pueblo Trail

One or Two Days a Week

Tour guides are responsible for providing an accurate interpretation of the area’s archaeology, natural history, ethnology, and history.

Gift Shop Host

Welcome visitors, answer questions, and describe program and activity options.

Work as a Team

Hosts welcome our visitors and explain our program options to visitors. They are also familiar with the archaeological exhibits and educational items for sale in the Gift Shop.

Mesa Host

Provide a crucial point of contact for visitors.

Monitor the Mesa Village Trail.

Direct parking, distribute audio devices for the Mesa Village Audio Tour and monitor visitor safety.

Small Groups Activity Leader

Demonstrate and educate visitors at a daily activity program

Daily Activity Programs

Have fun with the visitors by teaching a daily activity such as arts & crafts, story telling, atlatl demonstrations, nature sketching. jewelry making and more!

Special Program Team

Be a part of our popular special programs


Light the trail for the Full Moon .  Assist with interactive activities at Life at Chimney Rock and more!

Welcome Ambassador

Greet our visitors and explain daily activities

Welcome and Inform

Greet visitors on behalf of CRIA and tell them about CRIA’s interpretive activities for that day.