The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is not currently accepting member applications for the Minnesota GreenCorps program.
Host site projects where Minnesota GreenCorps members will be serving in the upcoming service year: 2018-2019.
Minnesota GreenCorps members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months. Members earn a living stipend of up to $1,428 per month and an education award of $5,920 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)
Each focus area is led by an expert in the field. This topic lead also serves as a resource for members and host sites throughout the service year.
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.