Officials at the award-winning Virginia State Parks are seeking applicants to serve as AmeriCorps members in state parks across Virginia from April through September 2011.
Members will serve as park interpreters and present nature and cultural programs to park guests. AmeriCorps members will also study interpretation techniques, learn about stewardship ethics and help visitors connect to natural and cultural resources. The project will add 34 interpreters to the state park system.
Corporation for National and Community Service. Virginia State Parks, operated by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, is providing initial in-kind and cash match contributions.
The AmeriCorps was created when President Bill Clinton signed the National and Community Service Trust Act in 1993. Designed to meet public needs related to education, health, public safety and environmental awareness, the program has helped thousands of individuals and communities.