Green Iowa AmeriCorps

Our mission is empowering Iowa's communities and school districts to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements through direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement. Green Iowa AmeriCorps consists of three branches: Energy & Community, Sustainable Schools and Land & Water Stewards. Each branch of our program will provide AmeriCorps members with the unique opportunity to enhance their professional development goals, cultivate community-wide relationships, and work toward making Iowa a more sustainable, eco-nomic state.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps Iowa, USA
Jul 24, 2019
Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s  Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE)   in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Green Iowa is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for an 11-month service experience beginning September 2019 in one of our service locations throughout Iowa! ​As a member of our new and existing program sites, you will have the opportunity to create plans in conjunction with city officials, nonprofit leaders, school districts, and execute projects that will greatly impact the communities we serve. The leadership and empowerment experienced as part of our program will be like no other!  ​ Green Iowa AmeriCorps consists of three branches:  Energy & Community, Sustainable Schools and Land & Water Stewards.  Each branch of our program will provide AmeriCorps members with the unique opportunity to enhance their professional development goals, cultivate community-wide relationships, and work toward making Iowa a more sustainable, eco-nomic state. Energy & Community - members serve in a team based setting providing residential energy efficiency services to under-served populations, conducting environmental education, and engaging in community service projects. Sustainable Schools -members serve in Iowa school districts as sustainability coordinators to reduce energy and waste, support teachers and students in environment education efforts, and create more outdoor, project-based learning opportunities. Land & Water Stewards -members create environmental education and community programming related to clean water and land stewardship in conjunction with many local and state partners. ​ Program Benefits​:   Federal Loan Deferment, Health Coverage, Childcare Assistance, Training and Certification, Individualized Professional Development opportunities, ​ Education stipend​   upon successful completion, Monthly Living stipend, Leadership experience, ​ Public Service Loan Forgiveness Qualification, ​ Interest Accrual Repayment  Download the full position description here.