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Minnesota GreenCorps AmeriCorps Member

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency


Opportunity summary

Term length

9/18/2024 - 8/12/2025

Application window

5/6/2024 - 6/13/2024


St. Paul, Minnesota

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Members build community resiliency by implementing environmental initiatives in community readiness and outreach, energy conservation and green transportation, stormwater and forestry, or waste reduction & recycling. Member activities may include: implementing sustainability-related projects, delivering environmental education, collecting and benchmarking data, improving habitat and water quality, implementing recycling programs, and collaborating with community partners, and mobilizing volunteers.

Opportunity description

Minnesota GreenCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota's environment and strengthen communities. Members serve full-time for 11-months at local governments, tribal nations, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions throughout the state, addressing critical environmental issues and helping communities build climate resiliency while gaining green job skills and networking with environmental professionals. 


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications


18 years or older. Demonstrated interest in service and the environment. Eligible to serve in AmeriCorps and complete 1700 hours. Two years post-secondary education or equivalent professional experience. Sitting, standing, and operating a computer and telephone. Light to moderate lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, and carrying. may require a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check. May require access to a personal vehicle.

Preferred qualifications

Ability to build and maintain relationships, work well independently and on diverse teams, take initiative and effectively manage projects, research and organize information, effective communication. presentation, and writing skills. Functional computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, database management).

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Waterway restoration
  • Forestry
  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Urban agriculture
  • Stormwater management
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Extreme heat mitigation
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Environmental justice
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Economic development support for energy transition communities
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Farm to school initiatives
  • Community gardens
  • Food waste reduction
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor