Greenest Region Corps Seeks Sustainability Leaders for Chicago Regional Communities

Across the Chicago Region, communities are voluntarily taking steps to become more sustainable and help make their communities attractive places to live and work. These steps are outlined in the Greenest Region Compact (GRC), a partnership between the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (Caucus) and the 100+ municipalities who are working every day to as stewards of the environment, community and local economic vitality.

To learn more about the GRC, please visit:
http://mayorscaucus.org/initiatives/environment/rec/

The Greenest Region Corps is a NEW partnership between the Caucus and AmeriCorps to find enthusiastic volunteers to lead sustainability projects in a select group of our GRC communities. AmeriCorps volunteers will work directly for a GRC community on a project that will result in greater environmental awareness and stewardship. Volunteers will be recruited and administered by the Caucus, but will be placed directly in one of eight community locations. In addition, volunteers will receive training and mentoring from staff at the USEPA Region 5 Office in Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College. Applications are due at midnight on September 9, 2018.

The program is anticipated to start in October 2018 and volunteers must complete 1,700 service hours by December 2019. Volunteers will be paid a living allowance and will be provided health insurance. Upon completion of the program, volunteers will be eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award.

To learn more about AmeriCorps and the benefits of serving, please visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-network

To apply, please visit:
https://metropolitanmayorscaucus.submittable.com/submit/119457/greenest-region-corps-application

Important note: you must create an account to review the job descriptions, locations of each of the 8 open positions, and the application.

 

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