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Strengthen the Bonds between Communities and Parks. 

We are proud to announce the formation of a second cohort of Community Volunteers Ambassadors!

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The National Park Service's Community Volunteer Ambassador Program Celebrates its 6th year!

Stewards Individual Placements is excited to enter the fourth year of a unique partnership model to facilitate the Community Volunteer Ambassador Program (CVA) for the National Park Service. The CVA program combines the strength of a national leader in conservation service with the National Park Service in order to train a diverse group of emerging leaders to assist park units in building lasting connections to local communities. Over sixty young professionals will serve as CVA members for 50 week terms at NPS sites across the country from Saipan to Florida, starting on February 8th, 2021. Ambassadors will serve under the guidance and mentorship of the Service’s Interpretation, Education and Volunteers Directorate, but will be directly supervised by a designated NPS site supervisor at the site where they will be stationed.

“Every Community Volunteer Ambassador dedicates a year of service to build enduring relationships between their national parks and local communities. By collaborating with park partners and diverse local voices to support the Volunteers-In-Parks program, these interns create and maintain efforts that are inclusive, equitable, and accessible to all who wish to volunteer. The impact of the Community Volunteer Ambassador program is evident in each park where these interns are serving. I am thankful for and proud to work alongside this new generation of public lands stewards”

- Thomas R. Medema, Acting Associate Director for Interpretation, Education, & Volunteers National Park Service

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Types of Service

We have multiple opportunities for you to get involved with the Community Volunteer Ambassador Program. More details will be coming out soon! 

The CVA Scene

View our nation's parks from the perspective of its Community Volunteer Ambassadors and volunteers in our nations parks!

CVA Blog

Read into the experiences and projects that CVAs are taking on through a series of blog posts, written by CVAs!