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The National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and AmeriCorps developed the Centennial Volunteer Ambassador Program to place year long interns week at NPS sites around the country to connect more people to their national parks through expanding service-learning, service and community engagement programs and activities.

Highlights from 2015

Meet the 2016-2017 Team!

Highlights from 2016

About the National Park Service (NPS)

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we safeguard these more than 400 places and share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there.

Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need—and welcome—your help and support.   To learn more about the National Park Service, visit http://www.nps.gov.

About the Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a non-profit group in the United States whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land through service opportunities, outdoor skills, and leadership training. To learn more about SCA, visit http://www.thesca.org.

About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps State and National supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year by providing grants to a network of local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

AmeriCorps State and National programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older. Members may serve full- or part-time over a period not to exceed 12 months. Individuals can serve as AmeriCorps members in every state, U.S. territory, and on tribal reservations.  To learn more aboutAmeriCorps State and National programs visit http://www.nationalservice.gov.

Questions about the program?

For the National Park Service contact Ernestine White at ernestine_white@nps.gov.

For the Student Conservation Association contact Emily Poore at epoore@thesca.org.

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