SCA Alumni

If you’re like most of our participants, SCA is but one major step in your journey as a lifelong conservationist. Here you’ll find ways to connect with your fellow travelers, and inspiring stories and advice to keep you moving toward a healthier planet. 


Introducing a better way for SCA alumni to stay connected; The SCA Network! Through this secure portal, you can connect with fellow alumni and SCA staff in a way that no other existing SCA platform allows – like match you with a mentor or link you directly to like-minded people through affinity groups. You can use the web-based platform or download the app today.



Read the latest from the Alumni Archives

We recently asked our alumni to tell us their SCA stories, and did they ever! We were so moved by what they had to say that we want to start sharing them with you. Each month we will add a new one as well as link to those that have been highlighted on our social media feeds. Check back often to learn more about what your fellow alums had to say about there SCA experience and time since.




Stay Connected


The SCA Facebook Alumni Group, created in late 2015, is THE  place to connect with fellow SCA alums. Swap stories and photos from your time with SCA, share and discuss pressing conservation issues, post relevant news and events, find and plan alumni get-togethers, or just drop in and say “hi.” Know an alum who’s not a member yet? Add them! Join the FB Alumni Group


Service Events

Join us for a single day volunteer project! Not only will you help accomplish some of SCA’s most important work—ensuring that America’s city-dwellers (yourself included) have access to safe, well-maintained parks and greenspaces— but you’ll also have a chance to connect with SCA staff and fellow alumni in your area.

Social Events

Volunteer service projects are a great excuse to hang, but they need not be the only one. Come out for gatherings where everyone in attendance has at least one thing in common: conservation is among their highest priorities.  SEE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS


The members of SCA’s Alumni Council come from all backgrounds, all areas of the country, and all of our various programs, ensuring a diversity of perspectives as they help guide our vision for SCA’s future. Head here to meet them, and keep an eye on our social media pages for a chance to apply yourself—we add new members every year! READ MORE ABOUT THE ALUMNI COUNCIL


Check out the career resources page for guidance on everything from getting started on to appearing imminently employable on social media. To inspire your search, you’ll also find illuminating examples of alumni who used SCA experience to jump start careers in conservation. SEE THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SCA ALUM

Alumni Stories

In 2014, we surpassed 75,000 alumni serving with SCA since its founding in 1957. Many have generously shared their stories with us.

Wheelbarrow with yellow hard hats.

GulfCorps Restoration Initiative Continues

Now in its 6th Season, the GulfCorps Conservation Crew is hard at work in Alabama and…

Fueled by Fire

The SCA will be expanding its wildland fire management work in 2023. Last year, we piloted our first women’s…

Group photo outside.

MLK Day of Service

To honor the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Student Conservation Association partnered with the…

Evergreen trees dusted with snow and blanket of snow on the ground.

Green Up – Evergreen Trees for Your Yard

During the cold and dreariest times of the year, evergreen trees provide much-needed color among the otherwise…

SCA Statement: Respect for Marriage Act

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) celebrates the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act protecting…

Bison vs. Buffalo: Knowing the Difference

Most have heard the song “Home on the Range,” painting a scene of buffalo roaming while the deer and antelope…

Fall 2022 Photo Contest

And the winner is…Colorado! This year’s fall photo contest was certainly a tough…

Ways to Support Wildlife

From banding puffins for future monitoring to locating endangered sea turtle nests, SCA members work to preserve…

At Dumbarton Oaks Park: A Youth Conservation Crew’s Trail to Success

This summer, a Student Conservation Association trail crew was hard at work in Rock Creek Park, completing multiple…

SCA Names Sarah Hoye as Senior Director Marketing and Communications

(ARLINGTON, VA) November 9, 2022 — The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service…

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