Lincoln Home NHS encompasses a 4 block radius in downtown Springfield, IL. Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition.
The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) intern will be responsible for working and assisting in leading our community engagement and volunteer programs.
Springfield, IL is the state capitol, encompassing a population of 117,000. With multiple universities nearby, there are plenty of dining, sports, and entertainment options.
National Historic Site
A complete and authentic 1860s army post, Fort Larned National Historic Site (FOLA) tells of the Indian Wars era and has sandstone structures. Fort Larned was established in 1859 on the vast prairie in western Kansas near the midpoint of the Santa Fe Trail.
The FOLA CVA will serve as the frontline volunteer coordinator for the park’s living history program, specifically seeking to increase the diversity of the volunteers to reflect the increased diversity of stories told in the park’s newest museum exhibits.
Writers, artists, and musicians can retreat here to devote more focus on their craft. Theater majors, avid readers, online gamers welcome! Use the quiet of country living to reconnect with your passions in our small, friendly town.
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers
The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (CHYO), established in 2013, commemorates the life of Charles Young (1864-1922), an escaped slave who rose to become a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army.
The CHYO CVA will connect with partnered organizations to familiarize themselves with the local community and identify opportunities to promote the park and recruit volunteers. The CVA will assess the park's needs and create new programs or initiatives aimed at increasing the site's corps of volunteers. This position offers great professional growth opportunities in a variety of areas that include both serving in the field and performing administrative tasks.
The park situated in a beautiful community in a rural setting major cities and amenities located no further than an hour away.