Minute Man National Historical Park Concord, MA
Minute Man National Historical Park, created in 1959, preserves the sites, structures, and landscapes associated with the opening of the American Revolution in 1775. The park receives approximately 1 million visitors annually.
The Minute Man CVA will serve as part of the volunteer management team. Responsibilities will include volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, recognition, and program management. The CVA will be the front-line volunteer coordinator for the park's individual Visitor Guide, Living History Players, Battle Road Trail Guide, and Stewardship Wednesday program.
The park spans three different towns: Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord - all with numerous opportunities for recreational activities and services.
National Parks of Boston, Boston, MA
The National Parks of Boston consists of three sites: Boston African American National Historic Site, Boston National Historical Park, and Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.
The CVA will be responsible for creating a series of volunteer service opportunities for Boston youth that enable young people to forge personal connections with park resources and stories. By creating these service opportunities, the CVA will help Boston High-School aged not only meet their graduation requirement to contribute 100 hours of community service, but also enable teens to establish connections with park staff and obtain hands-on experience.
Boston offers a variety of amenities.
National Seashore Patchogue, NY
Ocean beaches, maritime forest, coastal marshes, the Fire Island Light Station, and the William Floyd Estate blend vast recreational opportunities with rich historic and natural resources at Fire Island National Seashore.
The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) will help in building partnerships, engaging youth, and welcoming under-served and diverse communities in the stewardship of the park. The intern will also help in volunteer program management to better leverage volunteers to fulfill park needs and to enhance the volunteer experience.
This iconic coast, located 1 hour east of New York City, has a lot to offer!
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Bushkill, PA
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a 70,000-acre park located in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and includes the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River and a section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
The DEWA CVA will help develop and expand a new internship program in collaboration with local schools and universities, as well as increase volunteer opportunities in the park and create a sustainable structure for the new Park Ambassador volunteer program. The CVA member will work closely with the Education and Outreach Coordinator further relationships with local colleges and universities to recruit for the internship program.
Nearby is the Peters Valley School of Craft, a world-renowned arts and craft center and the Mohican Outdoor Center, an outdoor retreat along the Appalachian Trail,
Valley Forge National Historical Park
King of Prussia, PA
Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of a Revolutionary War encampment, northwest of Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania. Washington's Headquarters, a stone house on the Schuylkill River, was occupied by George Washington from 1777 to 1778.
The CVA will gain professional experience in both field and administrative setting through, developing, promoting, and leading service projects or educational events in the park.
The housing unit is a short walk from a bus stop. It is located in King of Prussia, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia that has numerous shopping centers, restaurants, theaters, and other recreational activities are a short distance away.
Richmond, Virginia was at the heart of the American Civil War. Here the stories and monuments commemorate the shared histories of both sides. Richmond National Battlefield Park (RICH) includes the Confederacy's largest hospital and miles of original forts. Maggie Lena Walker National historic site celebrates her life, which she devoted to civil rights advancement, economic empowerment, and educational opportunities during the Jim Crow-era.
The CVA is a valued member of the park who can employ innovative skills to enable inclusive community outreach, recruit and engage a variety of volunteers, and develop and carry out meaningful service projects that increase community connections between the greater Richmond area and park sites. The CVA will be responsible for performing volunteer coordination related duties in both the Resource Management and Interpretation division of the park.