Community Volunteer Ambassador - National Park Service

Job

Deadline to Apply:

Monday, July 18, 2022, 12:00am

Organization: 

Address:

United States

Website:

CVA Website

Job Category:

Internship

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Community Volunteer Ambassadors (CVAs) support Volunteer-in-Parks programs at National Part Service sites nationwide. The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program was developed to support NPS sites in connecting with their local communities through service and to provide young adults with a professional development opportunity within the National Park Service. CVAs provide capacity for NPS sites to establish community partnerships, develop new volunteer opportunities, and build program resources.

PLEASE VISIT Community Volunteer Ambassador (cvainternships.org) to review “Member Positions” by region and find instructions on how to apply.

Locations: Nationwide, positions are based out of over 45 National Park Service sites (see below)

Position Details:

Stewards Individual Placements provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Program combines the strength of a national leader in conservation service with the National Park Service to train a diverse group of emerging leaders to assist park units in building lasting connections to local communities.

Community Volunteer Ambassadors (CVAs) support Volunteer-in-Parks programs at National Part Service sites nationwide. This ranges from National Park, National Monuments, National Battlefields, National Historic Sites, National Recreation Areas, and more. The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program was developed to support NPS sites in connecting with their local communities through service and to provide young adults with a professional development opportunity within the National Park Service. CVAs provide capacity for NPS sites to establish community partnerships, develop new volunteer opportunities, and build volunteer program resources.  

Position Responsibilities:

CVA's responsibilities include (more specific responsibilities in site PDs):

  • Partnership Development
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Volunteer Training
  • Event Coordination
  • Community and Partner Education
  • Volunteer Program Administration

Locations (See site specific position descriptions at www.cvainternships.org under “Member Positions”):

Northeast Region (Sites in MA, MD, NJ, NY, and VA)

  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Jamestown, VA
  • Chesapeake Bay Office, Annapolis, MD
  • Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, VA
  • Fredericksburg Spotslvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Gateway National Recreation Area, Broad Channel, NY
  • Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell, MA
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site & Richmond National Battlefield Park, Richmond, VA
  • New River Gorge National Park & Preserve, Glen Jean, WV
  • Northeast Archeology Program
  • Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson, NJ
  • Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY

National Capital Region (Sites in D.C., VA)

  • George Washington Memorial Parkway, McLean , VA
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas, VA
  • National Capital Parks-East, Washington, D.C.
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
  • Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

Southeast Region (Sites in FL, GA, KY, MS)

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta, GA
  • DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton, FL
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, GA
  • Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, Americus, GA
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw, GA
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY
  • Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, Jackson, MS
  • Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS

Midwest Region (Sites in AR, IL, KS, MN, MO)

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott, KS
  • Homestead National Historical Park, Beatrice, NE
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield, IL
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock, AR
  • Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Saint Paul, MN
  • Ste. Genevieve National Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, MO

Intermountain Region (Sites in AZ, CO, NM, TX, UT)

  • Big Thicket National Preserve, Kountze, TX
  • Capulin Volcano National Monument, Capulin, NM
  • Chiricahua National Monument, Willcox, AZ
  • Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur, CO
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Page, AZ
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Brownsville, TX
  • Petrified Forest National Park, Petrified Forest, AZ
  • Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia, AZ
  • Tonto National Monument, Roosevelt, AZ
  • Zion National Park, Springdale, UT

Pacific West Region (Sites in CA, GU, HI, NV):

  • Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA
  • Haleakala National Park, Makawao, HI
  • Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, NV
  • Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, CA
  • Pinnacles National Park, Paicines, CA
  • War In the Pacific National Historic Park, Hagatna , GU

CVA Minimum Requirements:

  • Participate in the CVA National Early Service Training in fall/winter 2022/2023
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Be 18-30 years old at time of service (veterans up to 35 years old)
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Submit proof of a Driver’s License and undergo a Federal Background Check, upon selection
  • US Citizen, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States

Benefits:

  • CVA will receive a weekly stipend of $500 (additional $65/week, if housing is not provided)
  • Limited health care/childcare benefits
  • The position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award $6,345.00 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of the program
  • Professionaldevelopmentfunds
  • Networking opportunities within the National Park Service and partnering organizations
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority

Position Start Date:

Monday, September 12, 2022

Job Duration:

Temporary

How to Apply:

How to Apply

Please visit Community Volunteer Ambassador (cvainternships.org) to review “Member Positions” by region and find instructions on how to apply.

The CVA position will start on Monday, September 12th, 2022, and run for 50 weeks until Friday, August 25th 2023. Applicants will need to apply here: CVA Member Application 2022-2023 (September Cohort) (jotform.com)and attach a cover letter.

Please ensure your cover letter addresses the specific requirements and position details for this park. You may submit one application for multiple positions by selecting all sites and attaching the necessary cover letters.

Applications Deadline

Please submit your application by Friday, July 15th to ensure full consideration.

For Application Questions:

Please contact Geoff Elliot, Program Director at gelliot@conservationlegacy.org

Job Compensation:

Other

Scholarship

Stipend

Compensation Information:

 Benefits:

  • CVA will receive a weekly stipend of $500 (additional $65/week, if housing is not provided)
  • Limited health care/childcare benefits
  • The position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award $6,345.00 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of the program
  • Professionaldevelopmentfunds
  • Networking opportunities within the National Park Service and partnering organizations
  • Public Land Corps Hiring Authority

Contact Name:

Geoff Elliot

Contact Phone:

9709461320

Contact Email:

gelliot@conservationlegacy.org