Green Iowa AmeriCorps Environmental Summer Steward

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, May 15, 2020, 5:00pm



Des Moines, IA
United States

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Service Description:  Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls.  The program looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for a three-month service experience in one of our service locations throughout Iowa. As a member of our new and existing programs 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! 

Our program hopes to train the next generation of ‘green-collar’ workers through a combination of field trips, presentations, and hands-on learning. Members have the opportunity to build leadership abilities through the program, which allows each member to contribute unique skills to the program. Members have access to free trainings, hands-on skill development, and extensive community engagement. 

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 underserved populations, conducting environmental education, and engaging in community service projects with available service locations in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Des Moines, and Iowa City.

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 project based learning opportunities with available service locations in Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Vinton and Waverly.

Land & Water Stewards-members create environmental education and community programming related to healthy water and land stewardship in conjunction with many local and state partners. Available service locations include Cedar Falls, Okoboji and Oskaloosa.

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