Mission and Goals
Building a global community of leaders through local environmental service.
How Your Contribution Helps
Your contribution will be applied towards training the next generation of dedicated environmental leaders. Since 1993, EarthCorps has brought nearly 1,000 young people from across the United States and around the world to build global community, restore habitat and lead volunteers in green spaces around western Washington. This year we will train 30 AmeriCorps volunteers and 15 international participants from countries such as Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Laos, Brazil and beyond.
Our graduates represent our best hope for the future of our environment. They are hard-working, optimistic and passionate. They aspire to change the world, and they probably will!
“It was great to lead volunteers outside, even in the rain, and motivate them to clean up environmental messes they never knew anything about. I saw people opening up boundaries and growing, even if it was just for a couple of hours. The volunteer events we hosted threw me right into a leadership position, which was intimidating at first, but the more I tried, the more I grew and was able to give back to the volunteers.” Justin Hagen, Corps participant