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Stewards Individual Placement Program

A Program of Conservation Legacy

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 101

Durango, CO 81301

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Strengthen the Bonds between Communities and Parks. 

Become a Community Volunteer Ambassador with a National Park.


Since 2014, Community Volunteer Ambassadors (CVAs) have represented one of sixty National Park sites in paid, 50-week AmeriCorps placements that run from February to January of the proceeding year. They do inclusive community outreach, train a variety of volunteers, and develop meaningful service projects. CVAs are integral to establishing connections between communities and parks sites. As a Community Volunteer Ambassador, your efforts will directly shape the next generation of environmental stewards. Join our program and embark on leaving your legacy. 

What Benefits do Community Volunteer Ambassadors Receive?

  • $440/week living allowance 

  • $6,095 AmeriCorps Education Award

  • Health insurance 

  • Sponsored Travel to National  Training Conference

  • Professional Development Opportunities

Who is Eligible to Apply to become a Community Volunteer Ambassador?

​The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program is a full-time, para-professional national service  opportunity that is funded through AmeriCorps and the National Park Service. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent legal U.S. residents

  • Be 18-30 years old

  • Possess a 2-year degree or higher

  • Pass a criminal history and driver's history check

  • Be available for 40-hr week scheduling for the entire 50-week term. 

  • Be available to attend the mandatory training conference.

    • Training is scheduled for  April 20th-April 24th, 2020 


* UPDATED* Application Dates: October 14th, 2019 - until filled. First submitted, first reviewed. Interviews are held on a rolling basis. Sites must have their Community Volunteer Ambassador selected by January 24th. 

Program Starts: February 10th, 2020