Join us as we support the National Park Week with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) by serving Death Valley National Park. This is an overnight camping trip with limited availability. There will be a service project, in addition to opportunities to find out more about the benefits of Ecotherapy and Mindfulness training.
The NPCA is an independent, non-governmental voice advocating for the national parks — and the agency that manages them.
We will be providing the National Parks Service with help on their deferred maintenance costs. The service project provides actual value for the parks at a rate of approximately $24/hour volunteered. More than $11 billion of repairs or maintenance on roads, buildings, utility systems, and other structures and facilities across the National Park System has been postponed for more than a year due to budget constraints. Collectively they are known as “deferred maintenance.” As of September 30, 2018, Death Valley National Park had $128,869,756 in deferred maintenance. It is with the help of volunteers, such as The Mission Continues, that they hope to be able to provide the level of accessibility to the National Parks that we deserve.
We will also be providing opportunities for our volunteers to learn more about the importance of Ecotherapy in treating mental health issues. There will also be mindfulness training provided.
You will receive more information such as what to pack, what to expect and specific traveling directions, upon registration and as we work out the final details with NPCA and park staff.
We will be traveling to the park on Friday, April 19 and returning Sunday, April 21. We are working on getting vans to get everyone to this event, so you will not be limited if you do not have a personal vehicle.
What To Wear :
Your Mission Continues blue T-shirt, closed toe-shoes, along with any other sturdy clothing you don't mind getting dirty or paint on them.
What To Bring :
Water bottle, sunscreen, hat and a great attitude.
Inclement Weather Plan :
Certain host organizations, such as schools, may prohibit volunteers with certain types of criminal convictions from participating in a service project. Accordingly, The Mission Continues is requesting your consent to conduct a criminal background check in the event that your Platoon is engaging in a service project with a host organization that requires a criminal background check. By checking the box below, you authorize The Mission Continues to conduct a criminal background check.
If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.