SCA utilizes both national and local recruitment strategies and capabilities to attract qualified candidates which no other nonprofit, educational organization possesses. The Recruiting and Admissions Department, consisting of 17 full-time SCA staff members, is able to effectively recruit, interview, and train the broadest cross-section of diverse young people who are not only motivated, but also qualified to perform service projects which build upon their personal and career interests.
Evaluation of Programs
All of SCA’s programs have their own evaluation processes involving quantitative evaluation and qualitative feedback from members, the National Park Service, and SCA staff.
SCA fundraises and provide a cash percentage, cost-share of the overall costs of all programs and projects.
This philanthropic support protects the public interest by decreasing the cost to the American taxpayer while materially involving them in these programs.
Risk Management Support Services
SCA Risk Management staff medically screens each SCA member.
SCA has on call duty officers and a detailed emergency response system to respond to accidents or injuries.
Program Design and Continuum of Educational Opportunity
SCA provides a series of volunteer, conservation-service experiences for youth from middle school to post graduate.
This development ladder incrementally enhances the students’ understanding of conservation and/or prepares them for a career with the National Park Service.
SCA has several ongoing projects with NPS units.
SCA is continually working with NPS officials to craft and evaluate programs for young people.
The continuing design and implementation of programs between SCA and NPS staff provides educational opportunities for youth to help protect public land and meet NPS mission.