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Restoring Resources. Changing Lives.

At Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa, youth and young adults grow as environmental stewards and leaders while giving back to the community through meaningful service.

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Browse opportunities that provide a meaningful experience while impacting the environment and your community.


Summer Youth Corps

Youth participants connect with the outdoors through paid hands-on conservation work during this summer residential program. AmeriCorps members spend the summer living outdoors while leading and supervising the youth.

Iowa Monarch Habitat Project

Iowa Monarch Crews travel and camp throughout the state while collecting data related to monarch butterfly habitat.

Our Impact

Over the past five years...


miles of trails & waterways improved or maintained


trees, shrubs, & forbs planted


youth & young adults engaged


“It’s a great experience. You make life-long friends and it’s not only impacting you, it’s impacting the whole community.”

Debraha Omot Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader

“You get a fire certification, and then there’s a sawyer certification as well. That’s basically what I came for was the certs and I got a lot more than that.”

Tanner Wilkins Iowa Field Crew Member

“I’ve learned a lot of new concrete trail building techniques. That’s really valuable, but I think maybe more valuable is meeting people who are in a similar place in their life as me and are similarly motivated.”

Carl Bohacek Summer Youth Corps Crew Leader

“Conservation Corps is super cool because you don’t have to have a ton of experience before you come in. You wanted to work outside but you don’t know how to get started? We’ll help you get started…”

Anna Kilian Individual Placement Member

Latest Updates & Stories

The Barred Owl

By Madeline Peterson, Anoka Field Crew Leader / AmeriCorps Member   This spring, I talked about my experience with volunteering at the Wargo Nature Center’s… Read More

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist Individual Placement / AmeriCorps Member   Crew Member at Yellow River State Forest PC: Bella A No… Read More

Ode to a Wood Duck

By Caroline LaBorde, Minnesota Valley Field Crew Member / AmeriCorps Member   CCMI MN Valley Crew Lead Veronica by a Compass Plant at Pauley WPA… Read More

All Stories & Updates