The InterCorps Council of Minnesota is a peer-led organization made up of AmeriCorps members from State, National, and VISTA AmeriCorps programs throughout Minnesota. The vision of the InterCorps Council of Minnesota is to promote engagement, communication, collaboration, and education to empower AmeriCorps and the Minnesota community.
All applications will be reviewed first by a committee of previous Council members, and then reviewed and selected by ServeMinnesota and CNCS advisers to the InterCorps Council of Minnesota. All selected members are required to attend the first meeting of the year, and will have the option to decide whether or not they would like to continue membership at that time. Members will also have the option to run for leadership (see Leadership Positions below) at that time. All applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20th, 2012. A mandatory retreat will be held for members in mid-October
InterCorps Council of Minnesota Member Expectations
- Attend ALL monthly Council meetings and committee meetings. Council meetings will be held once a month between 3-5pm in the Twin Cities and will include professional development and committee-specific work. Each committee will also meet once monthly outside of the Council meeting.
- Devote an average of 3-4 hours per week outside of meetings to Council-related service. This amount of time may fluctuate depending on your committee, whether you apply for a leadership position, and upcoming events. There must be some flexibility with scheduling.
- Express a commitment to and attend as many Council-sponsored events as possible, including service projects, trainings, and social events. All Council members are expected to fully support events hosted by other committees. Participation in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and AmeriCorps Week is mandatory.
- Attend a MINIMUM of 3 Council events outside of Signature Service Days throughout the year. These include additional service projects, trainings, and/or social events. • Be the primary Council liaison to your corps and promote events accordingly. Represent your program/project, the Council, and AmeriCorps as a whole in a positive and professional manner in accordance with AmeriCorps member expectations.
To apply for the InterCorps Council of Minnesota, please fill out this application.