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- 2012-2013 Minnesota GreenCorp Members
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now accepting applications from individuals interested in AmeriCorps service with Minnesota GreenCorps during the 2012-2013 program year.
What do MN GreenCorps members do?
Minnesota GreenCorps is an AmeriCorps program, coordinated by the MPCA, which places AmeriCorps members with organizations around the state to spend 11 months addressing environmental issues. More information on the program is available here.
Up to 28 full-time Minnesota GreenCorps members may be placed with local governments and nonprofit organizations statewide to serve on projects in the areas of:
- Energy Conservation
- Waste Prevention and Recycling
- Living Green (includes local foods)
- Green Infrastructure(includes forestry and stormwater)
Member activities include but are not limited to: environmental education and outreach to people of all ages, mobilizing volunteers, implementing sustainability-related projects, collecting, benchmarking and analyzing data, measuring environmental results, field work, collaborating with local officials and community members, and much more.
Where and when will you serve?
All service positions are for 11 months beginning in mid to late September 2012 through August 2013. Members must complete 1,700 hours of service (around 40 hours per week).
Applicants may choose areas of the state where they are willing to serve, and if selected will be placed either individually or in teams of two at host sites that will include cities, counties, nonprofits, schools, etc. One full time member will be placed with the University of Minnesota, Morris. Qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview in June or July 2012. Applicants will be selected for service starting in late July, until positions are filled.
In addition to gaining valuable skills and experience in the environmental field, members receive a living allowance, an offer of health insurance, and loan forbearance. Upon completing the program, participants receive an Education Award which can be used to pay off qualified student loans, or to finance future education.
How do you apply?
The member application and guidance document are available at: www.pca.state.mn.us/tchy7a6
Completed member applications, along with a resume, must be submitted to email@example.com by the deadline of May 30, 2012.
Please review the member eligibility requirements and qualifications listed in the Application Guidance before applying.
Host site applications are also available at this time, see web page for details on the host application process.
If you require an alternative format or any other reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process please contact the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-757-2055 or 651-282-5332 TTY.
All submissions are confidential. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Minnesota GreenCorps Program does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Operation of the 2012-2013 program year is dependent receiving funding.
- Posted: 4/5/12
- Revised: 6/1/12
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