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

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Program information

Minnesota GreenCorps members serve approximately 40 hours a week for 11 months, from mid-September through mid-August, at environmental nonprofits, government agencies, or educational institutions throughout the state.

Members earn a living stipend of up to $1,428 per month and an education award of $6,195 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)

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.