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
- Waste reduction, recycling, and organics management
- Green infrastructure improvements
- Community readiness and outreach
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 year. Additionally, members are paired with a mentor whose role is to provide support and resources throughout the service year.