Youth Programs

Members of the Spindle City Corps pose for a picture
Members of the Spindle City Corps pose for a picture

The Lowell Spindle City Corps:

Working in partnership with Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell National Historical Park offers opportunities for local high school youth to participate in the Ranger Intern and Community Action Team programs.

To learn more about the Spindle City Corp program please contact JoAnn Marcos, Youth and Volunteer Program Coordinator at 978-275-1740 or contact us.

Ranger Interns at the Visitor Center front desk
Ranger Interns at the Visitor Center front desk


Ranger Interns

Ranger Interns work directly with the public in many ways, from greeting National Park Service Visitors to helping people plan their day in the Spindle City. This is a 10-week summer program.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m, five days a week (work week will include one weekend day, maximum 40 hours per week)
  • Tasks include researching Lowell history, public speaking, staffing information desks and museum exhibits
  • Training and uniform provided

The Community Action Team helps kids with a craft
The Community Action Team helps kids with a craft


Community Action Team

The Community Action Team works closely with kids, adults, and families. These teens work to share the stories of Lowell, past and present, with visitors and community members. This is an 8-week summer program.

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m (Maximum 30 hours per week)
  • Tasks include creating and championing hands-on programs that will travel around the city to different outreach events and neighborhoods
  • Training and uniform provided


Environmental Youth Task Force

Enironmental Youth Task Force members are Lowell youth who want to explore and take environmental action within the local community. Youth build knowledge in environmental issues affecting their community and make a difference through stewardship, outdoor activities, community events, and citizen science.

Click Here to sign up today!

A flyer describing details about the EYTF program with a collage of photos depicting past participants working throughout the park.

By joining the Environmental Youth Task Force (EYTF) you will:

  • Lead and participate in outdoor activities, environmental projects, and team meetings.
  • Design and implement an environmental stewardship or advocacy-project in Lowell.
  • As a group, manage the EYTF social media to engage peers and the Lowell community.
  • Work with environmental professionals, scientists, and decision-makers.
  • Build leadership and environmental skills and enjoy the outdoors.


  • Lowell residents preferred.
  • You must be 15-21 years old.
  • Interest in the environment and/or spending time outdoors.

Last updated: June 26, 2023

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