Full-Time Home Energy Corps Member / Community Forestry Corps Member (Minnesota)
Community Forestry Corps members will be placed at nonprofits and government agencies throughout Minnesota to support the preservation and revitalization of Minnesota’s forests. Please click here for the Community Forestry Corps Position Description for more information.
Home Energy Corps members will be placed at Community Action Partnership locations to support households with their energy needs by scaling the reach & impact of residential weatherization-connected activities in collaboration with existing service providers. Please click here for the Home Energy Corps Position Description for more information.
Community Forestry Corps Members serve with a mission to preserve and protect Minnesota’s environment and strengthen communities, with a focus on preserving and increasing tree canopy. Service could include tree inventorying, tree planting events, gravel bed nursery design/construction/management, Emerald Ash Borer management plan development, citizen volunteer recruitment/training/utilization, and outreach and education events.
As a Home Energy Corps member, you’ll provide education and services to encourage energy efficiency and the use of solar energy. With great training and opportunities to shadow technicians, we’ll prepare you to connect with homeowners and renters to help them make decisions about energy assistance programs and energy saving materials.
We are currently recruiting for the 2021-22 program year across the state of Minnesota. Your commitment will be 40 hours per week.
This is an AmeriCorps member position. You will join an amazing group of members, determined to help our communities.
Home Energy Corps and Community Forestry Corps Members receive a perks package that includes:
- A stipend of $750 paid every 2 weeks
- Up to $6,345 for tuition or student loans*
- Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.
What it Takes
Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.
- 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
- A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
- Agree to and successfully complete a background check
*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.