Volunteer conservation jobs are available this spring, summer and fall through The Student Conservation Association, Inc., a non-profit national educational organization that provides volunteers for work with the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
Volunteer positions are offered on a competitive basis for high school students from 16 to 18 years old and for men and women 18 and older.
The high school program offers work, educational and recreational experiences for three to five weeks. Two to four weeks are devoted to conservation work and one week is spent hiking and exploring a wilderness area.
In the Park, Forest and Resource Management Assistance Program, adults 18 and older spend between eight and 12 weeks in jobs ranging from giving interpretive programs for prak visitors to conducting field research or assisting rangers in backcountry patrol.
For information on the high school program, send a postcard requesting a "Program Listing" and application to the Student Conservation Association, Inc., Box 550H, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.
For information on the adult program, send a postcard requesting a "Listing of Positions" and application to the Student Conservation Association, Inc., Box 550C, Charlestown, N.H. 03603. The telephone number is (603) 826-5206.