MN GreenCorps members

Member application deadline extended

Minnesota GreenCorps is now accepting applications for 50 full-time AmeriCorps members! Positions are available with governments, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions statewide. Learn more below and apply by June 29.

Members earn a living stipend and education award, and serve 40 hours a week for 11 months, from Sept. 15, 2021 through mid-August 2022.

MN GreenCorps members

Program information

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

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 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.

Application information

Application deadline extended to Tuesday, June 29, 2021

  1. Review the PDF icon Member application guide (p-mgc2-05)   before starting your online application. The member application guide includes program information, position requirements, frequently asked questions, and application instructions. 
  2. Review the PDF icon Project summaries (p-mgc1-14) to learn about available Minnesota GreenCorps positions. Applicants must indicate the focus area and region of the state where they want to serve on the online application. 
  3. Review the position posting and complete the online application, upload a resume, and submit by the application deadline. 

Contact

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