The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a non-profit organization, established in 1957, committed to conservation, historic preservation, cultural resources, resource management and the creation of the next generation of conservation leaders through the establishment of a nationwide force of high school, undergraduate and graduate school volunteers. SCA volunteers, through internships, conservation jobs, and crew experiences, conduct resource management, historic preservation, cultural resources and conservation programs for the purpose of training, career development and education. SCA places volunteers in more than 350 national park units and NPS offices each year. Many of the SCA programs provide much needed assistance to national parks by completing projects that the park might not be able to because of limited resources.
The Student Conservation Association provides a series of volunteer, conservation-service experiences for youth from middle school to post graduate that collectively comprise a “Continuum of Opportunity” for students to incrementally enhance their understanding of conservation and/or prepare themselves for a career with the National Park Service.
Check out the opportunities offered by the Student Conservation Association.