Join the Board!

Eco-Justice Center seeks students as board members

The Eco-Justice Center (Eco-J) is seeking local students to join its board of directors. This is a unique opportunity for a student to volunteer with a non-profit, and directly influence strategic initiatives within the organization. Additionally, the student will be able to connect with seasoned professionals and other students from local universities and gain valuable experience outside of the classroom.

Who we are

The Eco-Justice Center is an environmental education center and organic teaching farm located in Caledonia, founded by Racine Dominican Sisters in 2004. Eco-J offers programming for lifelong learning designed to encourage exploration, connect people with sustainable growing practices, and promote healthier ecosystems. But we practice what we preach - we produce 50% of our energy through renewable sources like solar panels, a wind turbine, and geothermal heating & cooling. Our Farm Corp crew grows produce that is sold at Farmer’s markets and donated to local food pantries. For more information, check out our website:

The details

There is no membership or dues required. The student board member is a volunteer, unpaid position. The time commitment is generally between 2-4 hours per month. Students must be able to attend monthly board meetings, which occur on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm via Zoom. In addition to general board meetings, each board member is also asked to join a committee: Governance, Fund Development, Programming, Buildings, Grounds & Animal Husbandry. Committees usually meet monthly or quarterly.  The board member commitment is for one year, from September through the following August, and may be extended if the student wishes. Preference for consideration will be given to upperclassmen or graduate students, but all students and majors are encouraged to apply.

Interested in joining the board of directors?

Interested candidates should submit the application here, then email their resume and a cover letter detailing why they would like to join the Eco-Justice Center’s board of directors to