Service Learning 

From youth groups to grad school, our service learning opportunities provide students at any age a unique way to make a difference in their national park. With the help of dedicated staff and other service learning volunteers, you can work on a project that inspires you. What will that be?

 Students (4th – 12th Grade) and Youth Groups

Students seven and up will learn new skills, develop strong bonds with their peers, and appreciate the value of giving back to a service-learning project in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Projects include invasive plant removal, landscaping, and trail and facility maintenance. Conservancy and National Park Service staff will work with you to find the perfect volunteer project for your:

  • School group
  • Class
  • Boy Scout troop
  • Girl Scout troop
  • Faith-based youth group
  • Club
  • Eagle Scout project
  • Girl Scout Bronze Award project

For more information, and to schedule your project, contact Park Ranger Josh Bates at (440) 717-3844 or

Photo: Jamie Walters

College Students and Young Professionals

Do you have an interest in pursuing a career in a national park? Gain practical experience by applying what you learned in the classroom to a real-world setting, and learn what it’s like to work for a park. Apply for a current internship here.

Alternative Spring Break

Are you a college student looking for a unique spring break experience? Make a difference, make new friends, and make Cuyahoga Valley National Park your destination!

  • Support the trails, habitat restoration, and recreational programs of CVNP through rewarding volunteer projects.
  • Learn about career opportunities in the park and environmental fields.
  • Explore your park on guided hikes and spend the evening around a campfire.
  • Sleep in a comfortable bed and enjoy hearty, homemade meals at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center.


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