Applying to be a member
The MPCA plans to open the 2021-2022 member application in May 2021. Visit this page for application information and instructions. Sign up for member updates so you'll be notified. E-mail us with questions: email@example.com
Serve a community, address critical environmental issues, and develop green job skills as a Minnesota GreenCorps member!
The Minnesota GreenCorps program places approximately 50 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.