The Steward VISTA will lead and develop programs that give community members near Rock Creek Park opportunities to effectively and efficiently explore their connections to their natural areas through stewardship. The VISTA will organize and develop volunteer programming, including recruitment and training procedures. These programs will encourage environmental stewardship. The VISTA will use these engagement opportunities to develop and deepen relationships with local communities and potential partners, growing a community of stewards to care for Rock Creek. The VISTA will also support outreach and engagement to promote responsible recreation practices in the park, protecting the health and safety of park visitors as well as natural resources.
Member Duties: The Steward VISTA will lead and develop programs that give low income community members near Rock Creek Park, particularly on the east side of the park, opportunities to effectively and efficiently explore their connections to their natural areas through stewardship.
High school diploma/GED
Background in environmental or conservation science
Previous experience working outdoors in variable conditions
Public speaking, or community engagement experience
Local knowledge (plants, wildlife, community, landscape, etc.)