Member application

Minnesota GreenCorps is accepting applications for 44 full-time AmeriCorps members! Members serve with local governments, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions statewide. Members serve 40 hours a week for 11 months, from September 2020 through August 2021.

Serve a local community, address critical environmental issues, and develop green job skills!

Application information

Application deadline June 15, 2020

Review the member application guide before starting your online application. It includes program information, position requirements, frequently asked questions, and application instructions.

Review the project summaries to learn about Minnesota GreenCorps positions. Applicants must indicate the focus area and region of the state where they want to serve on the online application.

Apply online. The position is posted on the Minnesota Careers website (https://careers.mn.gov/). Review the position posting (ID: 39220), complete the online application, upload a resume, and submit by the application deadline.

Questions: If you have questions about the Minnesota GreenCorps program or the position, contact mngreencorps.pca@state.mn.us.

Program information

Minnesota GreenCorps members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months, from mid-September through mid-August, at environmental nonprofits, government agencies, or educational institutions throughout the state.

Members earn a living stipend of up to $1,428 per month and an education award of $6,195 after the successful completion of the AmeriCorps term, which may be used for education expenses or to repay qualified student loans.

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

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

Members receive training from the MPCA on a quarterly basis, including a 3-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.