The Minnesota GreenCorps program year begins in mid- to late September and operates through August. MPCA plans to place up to 42 full-time members with host sites throughout Minnesota. Members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months.
Each member will serve on a project in one of four focus areas:
- Air pollutant reduction
- Community readiness and outreach
- Green infrastructure improvements
- Waste reduction, recycling, and organics management
Members receive training from the MPCA on a quarterly basis, including a 3-day orientation at the beginning of the year. Additionally, members are paired with a mentor whose role is to provide support and resources throughout the service year.
Minnesota GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program. Funding is provided by ServeMinnesota, the Corporation for National Community Service, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In-kind resources are also provided by participating host site organizations.