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Green Iowa AmeriCorps hiring in Black Hawk, Linn, Winneshiek and Dubuque counties

August 23, 2011
Contact: 

Ashley Wolter, director, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, 319-273-7233, greeniowadirector@gmail.com

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Green Iowa AmeriCorps, based at the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE), is seeking individuals with an interest in facilitating energy conservation efforts for residents of northeastern Iowa.

Ten-month member positions are available in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Decorah and Dubuque beginning Oct. 3.  Members will build management skills through specific team leader roles.  Duties include home weatherization, facilitating energy education programs and participating in community outreach projects.  Team members will also plan and oversee a Volunteer Generating Project (VGP) throughout their service terms and have the opportunity to attend several trainings applicable to today's green job market.  

Green Iowa AmeriCorps is operated through UNI's CEEE. Support for the program comes from the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, Iowa Power Fund and the Iowa Office of Energy Independence. 

For more information and to apply, visit www.americorps.gov.