Friday, January 28, 2000

Conservation Leadership Corps

Type: Long-term high school-age individuals
Dates: July and August
Status: Currently recruiting through the Student Conservation Association, pending funding

Quick summary: The Student Conservation Association recruits teams of high school age students, usually from urban populations like Seattle, to participate in guided outdoor leadership-building experiences, culminating with a 15-day volunteer project at a setting like Mount Rainier. While these programs are expensive for us to work with, we consider them a priority because they provide unique opportunities for young people from diverse communities to connect with their national parks and to gain experience that often leads to careers in resource stewardship. We hope to work with three CLC crews at the park this summer. Most crews work on trail maintenance or construction projects, but others have also served on the park's restoration crew.

For more information: Volunteer Program Manager Kevin Bacher, 360-569-2211 ext. 3385, or the Student Conservation Association
To apply: Contact the Student Conservation Association
Blog entries about this opportunity
Photos of youth volunteers

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