Learn skills from environmental leaders
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by environmental organizers and leaders from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.
Our staff and trainers present overviews on the biggest issues facing our environment, as well as more specific trainings on proven organizing tactics. Topics include volunteer recruitment, campaign planning, public speaking and much more. You’ll learn how to run campaigns that inspire the public, and build organizations and political support needed to save our planet.
Hands-on experience on real campaigns
The bulk of your training will come through hands-on experience working on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more. You will use the skills you learn in classroom trainings to work on some of the most pressing issues of the day.
Over the course of the year, you’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a wide range of issues and working in a variety of communities.
Last fall, for example, three organizers worked on behalf of Mighty Earth to keep our oceans healthy and our fisheries sustainable, developing more than 80 volunteer leaders and ultimately preventing rollbacks of critical protections for U.S. fisheries. In the spring, another Green Corps team worked with Audubon Society in Arkansas, mobilizing hundreds of people across the state to generate support for a bill that dramatically expanded access to solar energy for residents and business owners.
Launch your organizing career
After completing the training program, you will be connected to groups looking to hire full-time staff. Our alumni are at work today on everything from fighting climate change, to reforming our food system, to protecting local places such as Lake Tahoe. Thanks to Green Corps’ rigorous training program and the great need for trained organizers in many environmental organizations, Green Corps organizers are often able to find professional positions immediately after completing the program.