Resource Dec 3, 2023

Application: Northeast Young Leaders Council

National Parks Conservation Association’s northeast team is thrilled to announce the establishment of a Northeast Young Leaders Council to assist us in our program and advocacy work.

Open to individuals aged 18-34, this group seeks to provide an opportunity to more deeply engage with park issues and foster greater participation in NPCA’s park protection strategies.

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Volunteering in support of our national parks comes in many forms.

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Members of the Northeast Young Leaders Council will be able to participate in advocacy trainings and guided park tours from NPCA staff, gain familiarity with some of the most pressing issues our parks are facing and learn how to help. Council members will hear from speakers in the field and contribute to the protection of these wonderful parks that we love. Members of the Council will also assist NPCA staff in improving programs, serve as an ambassador for NPCA to local communities, gather input and serve as a liaison to local partner organizations, and more.

The inaugural Northeast Young Leaders Council will be limited to thirty members; we invite eligible individuals to apply who either reside or work in the northeast states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. There is no cost to apply and no fee for membership. If accepted, members will be asked to serve a two-year term with the possibility of extension. Overall participation in the Council, and its activities, is completely voluntary.

This Council’s establishment is made possible by a generous grant from Nature Valley.

Northeast Young Leaders Council Apply Online

For questions, please contact Timothy Leonard at

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