Serve a community, address critical environmental issues, and develop green job skills as a Minnesota GreenCorps member!

Program information

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency places members with host sites throughout Minnesota each year. Members serve full-time for 11 months, from mid-September through mid-August, at environmental nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions.

Each member serves on a project in one of four focus areas:

  • Air pollutant reduction, including energy conservation and green transportation
  • Community readiness and outreach, including public engagement, education, and volunteer mobilization
  • Green infrastructure improvements, including stormwater and urban forestry
  • Waste reduction, recycling, and organics management

Members receive quarterly training from the MPCA, including a three-day orientation at the beginning of the service term. Additionally, members are paired with a mentor whose role is to provide support and resources throughout the service year. This training and support prepares members to deliver environmental education; implement sustainability projects; improve habitat; launch recycling programs; collaborate with community members; mobilize volunteers; and collect, benchmark, and analyze data.

Apply to be a member

The MPCA is not currently accepting member applications. See the member application guide below to learn more about the program and application process.