Welcome! This is the application for the 2023 Green Team Summer Apprenticeship for returning Green Team members. To be a returning Green Team member, you must have completed the 2022-2023 Fellowship or completed three eligible events after having completed a previous Apprenticeship. As a returning Green Team member, we will plan give you a spot in the Apprenticeship provided you complete the application on time and that we do not have a serious concern about your ability to successfully complete the program.
Please note that the application deadline for returning Green Team members is Sunday, April 23 (the deadline for new applicants is later on Sunday April 30). If you are not an eligible returning Green Team member, please use the new Green Team application instead at this link.
Details on the Green Team Summer Apprenticeship
The Green Team Youth Corps is a year-round program organized by Groundwork Jacksonville for youth 13-18 to connect to nature while empowering themselves as advocates for themselves, their city and the environment.
The 2023 Green Team Summer Apprenticeship will run in 2023 for 7 weeks from June 5th to July 31st. There will be an optional 8th week for qualified Apprentices, more details TBA.
Stipends start at $825 for the summer for first-year Apprentices and increase to $1000+ for returning Apprentices. Final stipend amounts are being set and will be communicated to you before and during the time you recieve your offer.
The Green Team Summer Apprenticeship includes an immersive mix of Play, Work, Learn and Serve activities and projects. Work projects this summer will include (but not be limited to) hands-on work building and maintaining urban trails and gardens and leading educational activities for children and community members at local parks. We will also go on meaningful and fun field trips to unique natural areas such as springs, beaches, and forests.
There are two cohorts, each with 8-10 youth and supervised by one Crew Leader and Youth Leader. One cohort will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays and the other on Tuesdays and Thursdays-- you will have some choice of your cohort. Both cohorts will meet together on Fridays and occasional Saturdays. The 4th of July and Juneteenth (June 19) will be holidays. Days will run from 7:15 AM to 3:00 PM.
Who is eligible to Apply?
Must be age 13 - 18 years of age at time of application,
Must live in, attend school, or places of worship within Jacksonville urban core zip codes 32202, 32204, 32206, 32208, 32209, 32254.
What do we look for in our Green Team members?
With reasonable accomodation, we need Green Team members to be:
- Interested in exploring and working in the outdoors, engaging in educational activities with community members, and learning about the local environment and community development;
- Able to safely ride a bicycle for up to 3 miles a day in an urban setting by following safety guidelines provided by Groundwork Jacksonville staff;
Able to check an active email address of theirs at least every day:
- Able to arrive on time every morning at 7:15 AM to our worksite in the Springfield neighborhood of Jacksonville.
Committed to teamwork, safety, follow-through, education, and hard work;
Physically able to work outside for 5 hours, often in adverse conditions; handle tools, lift objects, and participate in required reflection time after each work day;
Culturally aware of self, others, and community, or willing to learn to be culturally aware;
Willing and able to verbally express ideas, issues, and needs to team and community members;
Ready to demonstrate workplace skills of teamwork, professionalism, and leadership along with a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and energy;
A self-starter, shows and demonstrates a desire to learn, grow, and maximize personal potential.
We also ask our returning Green Team members to do their best to be supportive role models for our new Green Team members, and to challenge themselves to continue to grow themselves and further learn and lead.
What do I need to have in my application?
- All of the following components of the application must be submitted on time on the Jotform application. The interview will be separately scheduled after we read your applications.
- Part 1: Basic Information
- Part 2: Questions for Returning Apprentices
- Part 3: Parent or Guardian Permission
- Parental consent, including completion of the FERPA Parent Permission Form on Duval Homeroom.
February 2023: Green Team Apprenticeship Applications open
April 27: Final application deadline for Green Team Summer Apprenticeship
April to May: We will review applications and schedule interviews as they come in.
Mid April to Mid May: Recieve a final decision from us. If you want an earlier decision, please apply earlier as earlier applications will recieve earlier interviews and decisions. We will send out decisions to both accepted applications and to those we are not able to accept at this time.
Friday June 9 - Saturday July 29: Green Team Summer Apprenticeship
Schedule dates and times are subject to change.
Have questions? Email or call Oscar Psychas, Youth Program Manager, at email@example.com or (352)339-8744 Please normally call only during business hours, although he will be available by email and cell on Sunday April 30th in case of any last-minute application issues.