Climate Impact Corps Member

Climate Impact Corps

Climate Impact Corps is an AmeriCorps program coordinated by Ampact, a MN-based nonprofit organization.

Position Summary

Climate Impact Corps members serve with public agencies and non-profit organizations across the State of Minnesota to support local efforts to mitigate and prepare for climate change. Climate Impact Corps members serve in one of three intiaitives:

  • Community Forestry – Members support communities large and small by preserving and increasing tree canopy.
  • Home EnergyMembers support Minnesotans who are eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program by aiding energy auditors and education residents on energy efficiency.
  • Community Resilience- Members support sustainability projects, encourage local environmental action, and provide education to help households and organizations make sustainable choices.

Locations

Positions are located throughout the State of Minnesota. A list of open positions with Climate Impact Corps can be found here.

Service Term: August 29, 2022 – mid-July 2023

Benefits

Climate Impact Corps members serving in 40 hour per week roles receive:

  • A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks
    • $25,300 total for 1,700 hours of service starting in August 2022
  • Up to $6,495 for tuition or student loans*
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income
  • Beginning in 2022-23, Home Energy members will have the option to earn the BPI Building Analyst certification at no cost. This credential prepares members to launch a career in the green building sector and earn $20+ an hour as entry-level Home Energy Auditors.

What it Takes

Our members come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community – and meet the following minimum qualifications. By the time they begin their service, our members are

  • Dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Set a pace and maintain a service schedule of 40 or 25 hours per week
  • Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
  • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing 
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Able to 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.

Apply at the Climate Impact Corps application portal.

Please reach out to Avery Hoogennaker with questions at avery.hoogenakker@ampact.us.

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