Manzanar is located on US 395 in the southern Owens Valley of eastern California. In 1942, the Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were incarcerated during World War II. The Civil Rights story of Manzanar is relevant to all Americans, perhaps now more than ever.
The CVA will help preserve Manzanar and share its stories by facilitating connections across the diverse geographic, socio-economic, and age spectrum. Bringing individuals and groups representing these "separate" histories together will ensure that the
NPS preserves and interprets Manzanar's past in its larger context and remains relevant to all visitors.
Located in California's Eastern Sierra, the area offers world-class recreation in all directions and in all seasons. There are also endless options to bike, boat, rock climb, fish, camp, and more. It's an adventurer's paradise.
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes Station, CA
Since 1962, Point Reyes National Seashore has preserved and protected natural ecosystems and cultural resources along its undeveloped coastline.
The CVA serves as a member of the park’s Volunteer Engagement Office along with the CVA’s supervisor and two volunteers. The Volunteer Engagement Office oversees the park’s volunteer program. The CVA will be involved in behind the scenes planning and coordination individually and with teams to help expand volunteer opportunities and will outreach to existing and new audiences, including youth and underrepresented populations.
Point Reyes National Seashore is only a one hour drive from San Francisco and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Island, HI
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is on Hawaii Island the Big Island. At its heart are the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes. The Crater Rim Drive passes steam vents and the Jaggar Museum, which features volcanology exhibits and a viewpoint overlooking Halema'uma'u Crater.
The CVA intern will work with the Youth and Volunteer Programs Coordinator to enhance our vibrant, engaging volunteer program and create new opportunities for people to connect with the park. The incumbent will attend local events, assist with recruiting, participate in and lead volunteer activities and vision new ways to engage diverse volunteers with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The incumbent will also assist with some administrative tasks such as helping manage online applications and posting opportunities to the new volunteer.gov.
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