Learn about the 2021 CVA June Cohort
The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) June cohort is designed to engage youth of color in the National Park Service. Members are placed at NPS sites nationwide and will organize, lead, and participate in community and volunteer activities and events. As a part of the next generation of conservation leaders, CVA’s will gain new skills and experience through year-round training and professional development opportunities, enabling them to build a portfolio of professional skills and develop a community of support. This program is designed to address the following goals:
Goals of the CVA June Cohort:
Goal 1: Increase the overall diversity of the CVA program to reflect the nation’s demographics by recruiting from underrepresented communities to diversify the applicant pool and hire diverse members into CVA June positions.
Goal 2: Advance an equitable work culture in the NPS and youth programming by ensuring that sites, supervisors, and mentors are prepared and supported in cultivating inclusive environments for CVAs.
Goal 3: Support the Fellows in achieving personal & professional success while serving as a member of the CVA program by offering a range of relevant learning and development opportunities.
Goal 4: Support members’ future careers by promoting access to future opportunities working in NPS/ federal lands management partners.