The Buffalo River, located in Northern Arkansas, was the first National River to be designated in the United States. The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states offering both swift-running and placid stretches.
This position will work closely with the park's volunteer coordinator to build community engagement, foster stewardship, and develop opportunities for volunteers to serve and connect with Buffalo National River.
As the “Gateway City” to the Buffalo National River, Harrison serves as a lodging, dining and entertainment center for visitors to the Buffalo National River, lake Norfork and the north central Arkansas Ozark Mountains.
National Historic Site
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.
Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
(Saint Paul, MN)
The Mississippi River is an iconic river recognized as an individual national park site that is one of the
world's great rivers and one of the most complex floodplain river ecosystems on the planet.
The MISS CVA will work closely with park staff and partners to develop, implement, sustain, and promote environmental stewardship, recreational, and educational programming. To support habitat restoration efforts, the CVA will co-lead the related events and projects. Responsibilities will also include developing complete volunteer projects, from creating roles to recruitment, training, and event planning, and coordination.
In addition to having access to all that St. Paul has to offer, there will be a plethora of professional development and shadowing opportunities for the selected intern.
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.
National Battlefield Monroe, MI
River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves the history of January 1813 battles from the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in SE Michigan.
The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) will serve as part of the volunteer management team and play a key role in volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, recognition, and program management. The CVA will serve as the front line volunteer coordinator for the park’s individual programs, as well as coordinate group service projects for a diverse range of volunteers.
Monroe, MI is located on the shore of Lake Eerie, which provides stunning views and lakeside entertainment options. Detroit and Toledo are less than an hour's drive away and offer big city amenities.
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.