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This page is designed to empower you with resources curated by a diverse group of Employee Learning & Development staff members from across the service to support you in being either a mentor, mentee, or both!
This resource and all of its content is the product of a service-wide initiative to collaboratively update the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) training materials.
What interests you? What do you love learning about? Building Audience Centered Experiences (ACE) is all about how curious we are
A more holistic examination of our shared history can help us better integrate knowledge into a new way of being and interacting together. Use these resources to learn more.
Learn about the de-escalation model, S.L.O.W., and the ways you can implement the model in your interactions with park visitors.
The Workplace Satisfaction Project shares a menu of diverse morale building resources that employees at any level can use to improve their workplace.
The Cultural Resources Training Catalog for 2020, offering both in-person classroom and online courses for National Park Service employees
Learn many ways to incorporate messaging about the VIP 50th anniversary into your volunteer-based events you're planning! It's a great time to focus on storytelling and recognize your volunteers.
In this resource, learn how to send invites to volunteers and partners so they can join the CLP.
Selecting nursery stock or creating specifications for planting can have a large impact on successful plant establishment in the cultural landscape.
When tree removal is needed in NPS cultural landscapes, the preservation objective is generally to replace contributing trees in order to preserve the historic character. These considerations for planning, planting, and establishment will make your tree replacement project a success.
As dedicated employees who love their work but struggle with good work-life balance, NPS employees might be prime candidates for work-related burnout.
Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country.
The National Park Service has provided several training module series to help NPS staff work effectively with volunteers.
Training Busy Staff to Succeed with Volunteers: 55-Minute Training Series can be used to train both leaders of volunteers and all staff who interface with volunteers.
There is a great deal of confusion about poison ivy versus poison oak since there are two kinds of poison ivy and two kinds of poison oak. Learn more here!
The "How to Succeed with Volunteers-In-Parks” training series is a 14 module series which you can facilitate in your park. Review and download these materials to find out how. Even if you can't facilitate the training series, you might find these supporting documents of use.
The purpose of Director's Order #7 is to provide direction for implementing the NPS VIP program locally, regionally and nationally and with partners.