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Stewards VISTA: Lyndon B Johnson National Park


AmeriCorps VISTA

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Johnson City, Texas

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About Stewards:


Stewards Individual Placements (Stewards) provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. Participants work with federal agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits building institutional capacity, developing community relationships, and supporting ecosystem health.

For more information regarding Stewards, please visit our website.


This position is a 365 day (1 year) public service term lasting from June 3, 2024 – June 2, 2025.

Living Allowance: $62.69/day ($22,881.85/year)


About the Site:


Lyndon B. Johnson NHP and the YMCA of Austin collaborate each year to offer outdoor education programs during summer camp to connect youth with their national parks and the environmental and civil rights legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Through this project, Lyndon B. Johnson NHP seeks to expand its outreach by collaborating with the YMCA of Austin to offer education and outreach programs year-round. This vision includes partnering with YMCAs throughout the Texas Hill Country, including Austin and San Antonio areas. Join Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and its partners on their efforts to inspire the youth through outdoor education programs inspired by the landscape of the Texas Hill Country and its history. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park was established when the enabling legislation adopted by Congress was signed into law on December 2, 1969. The purpose of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is to protect the historic structures and Texas Hill Country landscapes linked to the ancestry, life, and legacy of President Johnson and provide opportunities for visitors to compellingly experience these places that shaped the personality, character, and political philosophy of Lyndon Johnson throughout his life and that served as the setting for a remote White House during his presidency.


Member Duties:


The goal for the AmeriCorps VISTA project is to support LBJ National Historical Park’s education and community engagement initiatives to engage the youth of the Texas Hill Country. The focus of this project will be to connect the past to the present through President Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy. To accomplish this, AmeriCorps VISTA will support the park's partnership with YMCA of Austin to build community engagement and education programming in the Austin metro area. In addition, AmeriCorps VISTA will assist the park to expand its outreach to multiple Y’s throughout the Texas Hill Country.


Duties include:

  • Support and evaluate education programs and activities for summer camps.
  • Support Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s education and community engagement opportunities.
  • Work with community groups such as youth mentoring programs and schools to present education programs
  • Expand outreach and education programs by creating new partnerships


Recommended Skills:


  • Teamwork 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Communications 
  • General Skills 
  • Leadership 
  • Youth Development 
  • Education


Program Benefits:
  • Segal Education Award ($6,895) OR Cash Stipend (~$1,800) upon successful completion of service
  • Living Allowance ($62.69/day, disbursed every 2 weeks)
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Regular Training and Professional Development Opportunities (free and virtual)
  • Employee Wellness Program (access to a licensed, professional counselor and 24/7 in-moment support)
  • Childcare*
  • Healthcare*
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility upon successful completion of the term*
  • Networking and Mentorship
  • Access to a nationwide cohort of like-minded peers.
*For more information regarding the Segal Education Award, check out this link as well as alternative uses for the award here.
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*For details about Non-Competitive Eligibility, please visit

For more information, please contact Addie Gilkerson (she/her) at


Stewards Individual Placements does not and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. If you need assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application, interviewing, and/or onboarding process, please send your request to the hiring manager in your preferred method of communication.

This position is located in Johnson City, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.