Green Iowa AmeriCorps empowers Iowa communities through energy education, home weatherization, and outreach. This grant-funded community service organization housed at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls has six satellite offices in Cedar Rapids, Decorah, Des Moines Dubuque, Storm Lake & Fairfield, Iowa. This unique grassroots program actively facilitates energy conservation efforts for residents throughout Iowa.
In addition to performing direct service, members of Green Iowa AmeriCorps are encouraged to expand personal energy efficiency knowledge. 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 specific coordinator roles, which allow each member to contribute unique skills to the program. Members have access to free trainings, learn about green building techniques, and engage in extensive community engagement.
Each of Green Iowa AmeriCorps locations offers unique service opportunities that allow members to provide service in partnership with city initiatives, universities, cutting edge nonprofits and impactful community action agencies. Service with Green Iowa AmeriCorps is a year like no other, providing you an opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives on a daily basis all while gaining work experience that is going to put you leaps and bounds ahead of your peers in the energy and environmental sector.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Subject to criminal background check