The Alumni Advisory Council supports Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa’s mission and goals by leading and organizing organizational efforts to develop and strengthen the alumni network. Members assist in developing alumni engagement strategies, help with planning events and activities, engage, and support current Corpsmembers, assist with Conservation Corps recruitment, and provide input to Conservation Corps staff and board of directors on how to expand outreach to alumni.
Here are some of the reasons that members often cite when asked why they enjoy serving on the Alumni Advisory Council:
- Outreach: Members reach out to Corps members, past, present, and future. They attend events and participate in activities to spread the word about Corps opportunities. They support members with professional development.
- Leadership: The Alumni Advisory Council offers a variety of leadership opportunities. Members often speak with current Corps members, promote Conservation Corps within the community, and assist staff in developing and implementing alumni engagement plans.
- Service: The Council is an opportunity to pay it forward – giving back to an organization that provides Corps members with meaningful experiences! Our alum members volunteer their time in service to the organization and its constituencies.
- Friendship: Being part of a group of people dedicated to national service and environmental conservation is a wonderful way to meet new people and reconnect with friends.