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  • Cva Nicolson Cover

    Opportunity is Often Disguised as Work: Zion’s Volunteer Voyage 2019

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    Dec. 6, 2019 | “Opportunity is often missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work. This, this was an opportunity. Thank you.”

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  • Me In Uniform

    Abraham Lincoln and Johnny Appleseed

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    Nov. 26, 2019 | Before becoming a CVA, I knew the importance of volunteering and the fantastic impact it has on the community. Volunteering is the perfect example of giving back to others, and when approached with the idea of becoming a CVA, I had to jump at the opportunity. 

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  • Pays Nov 2019

    Planning Porta-Pottys and Preserving America

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    November 13, 2019 |    Since 2017, there have been 37 Preserve America Youth Summits, which provide on-site, interactive learning experiences for students and educators which engage them in the study of historic preservation, conservation, and heritage tourism. 

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  • Eagle River Valley

    America's Greatest Idea

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    What do you want to do when you get older? This is a question I had been asked a lot while I was growing up as a young man. Naturally, my answer changed over time. My first answer was that I wanted to be Santa Claus. Then, over the years, I went through the rolodex of childhood career ideas; a firefighter, an astronaut, the president, etc. Working with the National Park Service wasn’t anywhere on my radar at the time.

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  • Kendall And Volunteers

    Sentry Dogs and Volunteers

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    For centuries, we’ve been relying on our partnership with animals to enhance our safety. Between 1959 and 1974, 300 missile sites were active across the county.

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    Representation

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    Representation matters, and while doing an education piece with a group of girl scouts recently I got reminded of how powerful it is to see yourself represented in intentional ways.

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    Mustering the Troops for Patriots Day

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    Minute Man National Historical Park tells the story of the first battle of The American Revolution. In April, the park holds different events to commemorate the battle that occurred on April 19th, 1775 over the course of two weeks. With Patriots Day being a holiday in Massachusetts, this becomes a very high visitation time for the park. Visitors come to the different programs and events that are happening at the park.

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  • Cover Photo

    Small Actions

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    A beach park may seem like a vacation, but there’s so much more that goes on just below the surface. There is a lot of hard work that gets done at Assateague Island National Seashore. As our site’s CVA, I’m privileged to have a first-hand look at the hard work being done.

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  • Monarch 2

    Monarch Butterflies and Citizen Science

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    In a time of conflict in our nation, where every issue is controversial and multi-faceted, at least one thing can unite us: monarch butterflies. Butterflies have been used for thousands of years in religions and societies across the world to symbolize the human soul, transformation, renewal or rebirth, the journey to the afterlife, or death.

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  • Cenotaph Activity At Y O U

    Meet me Halfway: Engaging Youth in a Place-Based Activity

    Community Volunteer Ambassadors

    The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park sees thousands of kids each year. However, out of those large numbers, very few of them attempt to make another visit. As a CVA I am tasked with connecting our youth population while transferring historical and cultural knowledge to them. 

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