The Young Friends of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri began as a small sub-committee of the Forest ReLeaf development committee in 2012. Since then, several Young Friends events have taken place to raise awareness and funds for Forest ReLeaf of Missouri. Due to its popularity and success, an ugly sweater pub crawl known as “Crawl the Grove”, has become an annual event during the holiday season. Now that the Young Friends momentum has been built and interest has increased, plans are in the works to create an independent Young Friends committee consisting of young professionals passionate about Forest ReLeaf’s mission. This group of individuals will work together to form a more formal-structured young professionals group that will have a deeper level of commitment than mere social event attendance. The members of the Young Friends committee will play a role in planning events and all behind-the-scenes tasks that Young Friends are involved with throughout the year. Unable to join the Young Friends committee? Not to worry! Simply attending the events with your friends is a great way to show your support of Forest ReLeaf! We’re just like you. We’re post-college young professionals with busy schedules, full-time jobs, social lives, families, masters classes and extra-curriculars. But the one thing we all have in common is our dedication to and appreciation of the environment. The more Young Friends attendees and volunteers we have, the bigger impact we can all make in our community for generations to come. It starts with us!
Join the Young Friends of Forest ReLeaf of Missouri Committee
Are you interested in a leadership opportunity that involves planning and attending events throughout the year to fundraise and build awareness for an awesome cause? Young Friends of Forest ReLeaf invites young professionals to join the brand new Young Friends Committee to engage in Forest ReLeaf’s mission of “planting trees, enriching communities”. Currently a group consisting of one staff member, three board members and one dedicated volunteer oversee all Young Friends events, but plans are in the works to form an actual governing committee of about 10-15 young professionals and we hope that YOU will join us! Key benefits of joining Forest ReLeaf’s Young Friends Committee:
- form relationships with other young professionals in the area
- make a difference in the community
- build your resume
- learn more about environmental causes and organizations including Forest ReLeaf
- contribute skills to Young Friends and potentially to the governing board of Forest ReLeaf
- take part in fun events and activities throughout the year
- it’s FREE!