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Green Iowa AmeriCorps Environmental Steward

Green Iowa AmeriCorps (University of Northern Iowa)

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/16/2024 - 8/15/2025

Application window

4/1/2024 - 11/8/2024


Multiple Locations, Iowa

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Members empower Iowa for a greener future through service, education and engagement. The program has a goal of engaging members, host sites, and community partners in environmentally focused direct service, education, community outreach, volunteer engagement, and professional development. These goals are achieved through a variety of activities unique to each community and the host site partnership. 

Opportunity description

Green Iowa AmeriCorps members engage in a wide variety of environmentally focused activities like environmental education lessons and community outreach, recruiting and engaging volunteers, residential energy efficiency services, developing Climate Action Plans & Greenhouse Gas Inventories, waste reduction strategies, tree planting, water and soil quality testing, conservation projects, and a focus on their own professional development. There are as many as 44 openings for this position.


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications


Minimum Qualifications: At minimum members must be  graduates, GED recipients, working on attaining a  High School diploma or GED during their term of service. Be 17 years or older (no upper age limit). Pass a national service criminal history check. Hold one of the following U.S. citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident. Have a valid driver’s license or other government issued photo identification.

Preferred qualifications

No experience required.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Stormwater management
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Environmental justice
  • Disaster preparedness
  • recovery
  • and response
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Community gardens
  • Food waste reduction
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor