Internship, Service, and Youth Programs

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Accepting Applications for the Community Volunteer Ambassador youth program for 2019!

Community Volunteer Ambassadors are recent high school and college graduates brought together through an innovative public-private partnership between the National Park Service, Northwest Youth Corps and Stewards Individual Placement Program.

Through this partnership, 53 Community Volunteer Ambassadors will spend one year in national park sites across the country; lending their talents, energy and enthusiasm to strengthen the bonds between communities and parks. Their efforts will focus on expanding service-learning and volunteer opportunities; coordinating group volunteer service days -with a special emphasis on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, National Public Lands Day, National Trails Day and Veterans Day; sharing information about volunteer opportunities in communities; and engaging current volunteers in new opportunities.

To apply visit and create a profile.
YCC Crew

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

The Rock Creek Park Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) is a team of 15-18 year-olds working on outdoor projects throughout the park for 6-8 weeks during the summer (late June - early August) as part of the Maintenance Division. To find out more, visit the main YCC page.

We regret to report the YCC crew has been canceled for the 2018 Summer. We apologize to all those who applied and appreciate your interest in the program. We plan to host a crew in future summers and hope you will apply again next year if you still meet the qualifications.

Check back in early February for a link to the current YCC application. The application period is open until April 15.

If you have any additional questions email the Volunteer and Youth Programs Coordinator.

Last updated: October 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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