Minnesota GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities. MN GreenCorps members serve full-time at nonprofit organizations, local governments, or educational institutions throughout the state. Members address critical environmental issues while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals. The Minnesota GreenCorps program anticipates engaging 48 members in the 11-month service term next program year; this posting is for the remaining nine available positions!
Minnesota GreenCorps AmeriCorps Service Term: September 14, 2022 – August 15, 2023
Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm typical. Occasional evenings/weekends may be required for some positions.
Locations: Nine positions are available throughout Minnesota. Housing is not provided, members must secure housing near their service location. Applicants may indicate geographic area preferences on the application.
Projects: Members serve in one of the four environmental topic areas: Air Pollutant Reduction, Community Readiness & Outreach, Green Infrastructure Improvements, or Waste Reduction, Recycling, & Organics Management. Member activities may include: delivering environmental education, implementing sustainability-related projects, collecting, benchmarking and analyzing data, improving habitat, implementing recycling programs, collaborating with community members, and mobilizing volunteers.
Members earn a living allowance disbursed every two weeks in payments of $1,027 ($14.50/hour), health insurance, mental health services with counseling, student loan forbearance on eligible loans, and an education award of up to $6,495 for education expenses or qualified student loans. Members receive training from the MPCA, develop green job skills, gain professional experience, network with environmental professionals, and are paired with a mentor who provides ongoing guidance.
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