Grand Canyon National Park
2009/2010 Accomplishment Report
In July 2009, Grand Canyon hired a full-time diversity coordinator to manage the park’s program. The coordinator has developed an FY 2011 action plan focused on recruitment and retention of diversity employees. The plan emphasizes two- to three-year internships under the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) and Student Career Experience Program (SCEP), which allow employees to develop and grow through mentoring.
Park-wide volunteer program
The program purchased and supplied a volunteer trailer for the North Rim, increased volunteer hours by 28.4 percent over 2008 (to 63,051 hours total) and made significant improvements in the volunteer page on Grand Canyon’s Intranet site.
Volunteers gain the experience of a lifetime by contributing to the preservation of an internationally renowned park, receive an education about the park’s vegetative communities, and may gain valuable training that can lead to future employment. NPS photos