Community Volunteer Ambassadors

A large group poses for a photo along a rivers edge
Community Volunteer Ambassadors at San Antonio, Texas.

The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program is an innovative partnership between the National Park Service Volunteers-In-Parks Program and the Stewards Individual Placement Program of Conservation Legacy.

As a forty-eight week professional internship for youth, young adults (ages 18-30 or 18-35 if veterans) from diverse backgrounds who aspire to a future career in service and conservation stewardship are eligible for this program.

Through this unique opportunity, members are placed in park sites throughout the country to provide capacity-building services focused on connecting communities to parks through engagement and volunteerism activities. Upon completion of their term of service, members will be eligible for the Public Land Corps hiring authority and the AmeriCorps Segal education award.

The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program supports National Park Service initiatives to expand community engagement and volunteerism on our nation's public lands.

Apply to be a Community Volunteer Ambassador

Learn more about the Community Volunteer Ambassador program: Community Volunteer Ambassador (

The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program is managed in partnership with the Stewards Individual Placement Program of Conservation Legacy. Stewards Individual Placement is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and prioritizes recruitment of individuals who reflect the demographics of the nation from underrepresented communities including black, indigenous, people of color, and LGBTQ+.

CVA February 2024 Climate Cohort:

Beginning in 2024, the Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) program is excited to launch a specialized cohort of CVAs focused on supporting climate resiliency and education work at National Park sites.

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    Last updated: December 22, 2023


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