Home Energy Corps positions

Organization
AmeriCorps
Organization Summary

The Home Energy Corps engages a team of AmeriCorps members in providing education and services to encourage energy efficiency and the use of solar energy in households. 

Home Energy Corps Members are interested in energy and show a passion for connecting with people! As a Home Energy Corps member, you’ll provide education and services to encourage energy efficiency and the use of solar energy. With great training and opportunities to shadow technicians, we’ll prepare you to connect with homeowners and renters to help them make decisions about energy assistance programs and energy saving materials. 

Have questions? Email energy@servetogrow.org.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
Central
Metro
Northeast
Southeast
Job type
full-time
Salary

STIPEND EVERY TWO WEEKS

Full-time members (40 hrs/week) are paid a stipend of $1,100 every two weeks during their term of service. This stipend is taxed as income, and members complete a W-4.

EDUCATION AWARD

Members who successfully complete their terms of service will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $4,400. Awarded at the end of your service term, it can be used to pay educational costs at eligible post-secondary institutions or to repay qualified student loans.

The award has a seven-year expiration period and is considered taxable income in the year that it is used. 

Members who are 55 or older at the start of their service have an additional option. They may choose to transfer the education award to a child, stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild or foster child. The recipient of a transferred award has 10 years to use it, beginning on the date the member earned the award.

FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN FORBEARANCE

If a member is making payments to a federally-backed education loan, payments can be put into forbearance during their service. Upon successful completion of the program, the accrued interest will be paid by the National Service Trust. Learn more about loan forbearance on the AmeriCorps website.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Members are eligible to enroll in health insurance, with 100% of the premium paid. The plan is managed through Cigna and includes medical coverage for individual members. It does not cover dependents.

For greatest savings under this plan, members are encouraged to use in-network healthcare providers. Search the Cigna website (using the plan option “Open Access Plus, OA Plus, Choice Fund OA Plus”) to find providers in the network.

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

Members may qualify to receive child-care assistance through a program administered by GAP Solutions, Inc. In order to be eligible for the assistance program, members must meet income requirements. To learn more about how to apply, please see our guide. You can also visit the GAP AmeriCorps website for additional details, frequently asked questions and the rules and regulations of the program.

Hours

40 hours per week.

Experience

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