Overview

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
• 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”)

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
• Professional development funds
• Networking opportunities within the National Park Service and partnering organizations
• Public Land Corps Hiring Authority

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Conservation, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

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

About Stewards Individual Placements

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.

Application Instructions

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: https://form.jotform.com/221255497395162 and attach a cover letter. Please contact Geoff Elliot, Program Director at [email protected]