Minnesota GreenCorps, an AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), is looking for motivated, service-minded individuals to improve the environment and build community resilience to climate change.
Members address critical environmental issues while serving at nonprofits, local governments, educational institutions, or tribal communities. The program anticipates engaging 48 members in the 11-month service term next program year.
Nine Minnesota GreenCorps positions are still available throughout the state!
Members serve on projects:
- Encouraging electric vehicle use through outreach and coordinating vehicle charging installations.
- Tracking and analyzing energy usage data to inform energy conservation opportunities.
- Reducing waste by implementing recycling and organics programs and encouraging material reuse.
- Creating and implementing educational content and materials that build sustainability awareness.
- Conducting community engagement on environmental stewardship best practices to motivate behavior change.
Members earn a stipend of $1,027 ($14.50/hour) paid every other week, health insurance with 100% of the premium paid, mental health services with counseling, student loan forbearance on eligible federal loans, and an AmeriCorps education award of $6,495.
Members also receive training, develop green job skills, gain professional experience, and network with environmental professionals.
Click here to learn more about the program, review the project summaries for the nine available positions, and apply online.
Applications are due Friday, August 19.