Apply to Host Fellows for Summer Term

California Volunteers, in partnership with Bay Area Community Resources, is currently accepting applications to host Fellows for the Summer California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) program. 

Apply now to host Fellows who will spend 300-hours over two months from June through August implementing climate action projects in your community!

The priority deadline for Host Partner Applications is Friday, April 23, 2021 (applications may be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until filled).

*To view the full application prior to completing, click here.

More information about the program and application process to host fellows is available by watching our recorded webinar. We encourage you to watch the recorded webinar, and if you have additional questions, please join us for a live Q&A session on Wednesday, April 21, from 1:00-2:00pm. To sign up for the live Q&A session, please register here, and an email will be sent on the morning of April 21 with log in information.  

How the California Climate Action Corps Works

Public agencies, Tribes, non-profit organizations, and colleges and universities throughout the state can apply for 2-7 Fellows to support climate projects in and for frontline communities that include or combine the following elements:

  • Defined and measurable climate pollution reduction mitigation or resiliency adaptation benefits (e.g., projected GHG reductions, wildfire risk reduction, flood protection, increased green space, etc.).
  • Volunteer coordination and engagement to provide service activities for community members.
  • Climate education focused on building awareness and engagement with climate issues among community members.

All Climate Action Corps Fellows are AmeriCorps Members (at least 17 years old) who are screened for relevant interest and experience. Fellows will spend approximately 240 hours on project implementation. Program staff support both Fellows and host partner Site Supervisors. Program staff also coordinate Fellow professional development activities (up to 60 hours). Participating Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,000 and an education award of $1,311 upon completion of the term of service.

Note that, unlike most AmeriCorps programs, Host Partners are not expected to provide any match funding for the California Climate Action Corps.

We Are Looking For

Strong Host Partners

We are looking for Host Partners that have a need for climate action support over the summer.

  • Host Partners can be public agencies, Tribes, NGOs, and colleges or universities.
  • Host Partners should provide tangible and impactful community climate action projects with a:
    • Scope of work appropriate to the goals for the program.
    • Appropriate and safe implementation with COVID-19 limitations.
  • Host partners must agree to follow all AmeriCorps requirements and ensure Fellows do not participate in prohibited activities.

Commitment to Fellow Support and Supervision

Fellows and host site partners will be supported by Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) staff to foster a positive Fellowship experience.

  • BACR staff provide program support, Fellow orientation, and ongoing development; act as a liaison to the host partner; and coordinate reporting requirements and other program logistics.
  • Host Partner Site Supervisors provide direct project supervision, overall supervision, and additional professional development support for Fellows.

Application Process

Step 1: Submit Online Project Application

  • Prepare and submit your application by April 23, 2021, for priority consideration (applications accepted until filled).

Step 2: Application Review & Follow-Up

  • BACR will work with its network of regional implementation partners to review and rank project applications based on fit with program goals, and then schedule a call with select project lead contacts to:
    • learn more about your needs,
    • confirm eligibility,
    • ensure there is a clear project scope that is suitable for an AmeriCorps Fellow, and
    • determine if the Climate Action Corps is an overall fit for your needs.
  • The purpose of this step is to ensure your project will deliver results while also meeting our goals as an AmeriCorps program.

Step 3: Project Approval & Contracting

  • BACR and regional partners will review and consider a suite of projects for approval based on programmatic priorities.
  • Approved host partners will complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU outlines mutual roles and responsibilities between project partners and BACR.

Step 4: Candidate Review and Placement

  • Upon approval, BACR and regional partners will share Fellow candidates for consideration who have been pre-screened. The Partner will interview candidates they feel could be a good fit and convey candidate preferences. BACR or regional partners will make offers to candidates for the partner.
  • We encourage partners to share their placement opportunities with local universities, community colleges, and community hubs.

 

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