Rocky Mountain National Park
Located in Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park is the 3rd most visited national park. The easy-to-access mountains, meadows, lakes and tundra welcome visitors. Estes Park is a community of approximately 6,500 people, many of them retirees who volunteer for the park and local organizations.
This position will create, design, implement and evaluate a series of on-line volunteer supervisor training modules and supporting resources. The CVA will work closely with park staff to create, design, implement and evaluate a series of on-line volunteer supervisor training modules and supporting resources.
Recreational opportunities abound – from world class fishing, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, wildlife viewing, photography, climbing, cycling and more.
Sand Creek Massacre
National Historic Site
Eads, CO, CO
This site serves as powerful reminder for us to stand vigilant against the dangers of privileged ambition, unchecked greed, and opportunistic cruelty. Here, we honor the innocent lives that were lost and serve the Native communities whose current generations are still impacted by this tragedy to this day.
Our CVA will be responsible for the expansion of the Sand Creek Massacre NHS volunteer program. CVA will work closely with park staff to identify operational needs and leverage volunteers to fulfill them. The CVA will work with the park's Tribal Liasion to create volunteer opportunities for Tribal Partners and recruit new volunteers to provide operational support at our headquarters.
Our rural site will help you find housing and provide a housing stipend. Colorado Springs offers great entertainment and dining options for a day trip. Denver is only 3 hours away.
Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca house
Mesa Verde, CO
Working closely with the Volunteer Program Manager and other supervisors, the CVA will play a primary role in volunteer recruitment, training, recognition, project development and program management. The CVA will maintain, build and expand the volunteer programs in Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument.
The CVA will strengthen connections between these parks and communities near and far by engaging new volunteers and developing new volunteer opportunities, especially for youth, young adults, tribal members, and members of underrepresented groups. They will also work with current volunteers and volunteer supervisors to maintain and expand existing volunteer programs in these parks.
Gila Cliff Dwellings
Silver City, NM
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is the only National Park Site dedicated to interpreting the Mogollon Culture. For thousands of years, groups of nomadic people used the caves of the Gila River as temporary shelter.
The CVA will serve as an integral member of the park working with the Volunteer Coordinator, park management team, and the interpretation staff to increase Gila Cliff Dwellings’ outreach, volunteer, and education programs. The CVA will address three main goals to help make our volunteer program more robust. The CVA will implement a work plan to increase volunteers from the local community, increase involvement between the park and the local schools, increase our skills-based volunteers for specific events and projects. The CVA will be trained in visitor services, interpretation, and education, and have the opportunity to provide programs for K-12 youth, general visitors, and local groups.
While not required to attend there are frequent community events such as potlucks for holidays or just because.
Few landscapes in the world are as striking and memorable as that of Grand Teton National Park. Located in Wyoming only 10 miles away from Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park is a stunning national park in Wyoming, it offers some of the country's most dramatic scenery.
The CVA will serve as Citizen Science coordinator, team member of the volunteer program, and play a key role in project development, training, scheduling, recognition, evaluation, and management. The CVA will serve as the front line citizen science coordinator for the park’s physical and social science monitoring, as well as have an opportunity to develop new projects working with park scientists.
Grand Teton offers many exciting options for outdoor lovers with a background in natural sciences.