Business Principles and Practices: Embracing Volunteerism

Self Paced
Where: Online


The Business Principles and Practices series provides basic understanding of law and policy that pertain to a variety of administrative areas.

This course provides an overview of legislation, regulation, authorization, directive and policy that form the basis for the Volunteer-In-Parks program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Apply understanding of volunteer policies and regulations to monitor and oversee the park's VIP program
  • Apply sound practices to their VIP programs


This course is designed for new Administrative professionals; however, new NPS employees responsible for the VIP program at their park may find this content helpful.

Business Principles and Practices Series:

  • Authorities and Guidance
  • Commercial Services, Special Use Permits, and Park Partners
  • Embracing Volunteerism
  • Ethical Practices for NPS Employees
  • Housing Management Basics
  • Property Management Basics

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