Apply to Serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow for 2021-22 Term

California Volunteers, in partnership with Bay Area Community Resources, is currently accepting applications to serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow for the California Climate Action Corps 2021-22 Program.

Apply now to serve for approximately eleven months from November 2021 through September 2022 implementing climate action, education, and assessment projects in California! Applications accepted until filled.

Fellowship Projects

To view a partial listing of host partner projects for the 2021-22 fellowship, please click here.

How the California Climate Action Corps Works

California Climate Action Corps is a national service program led by California Volunteers and implemented by Bay Area Community Resources dedicated to advancing climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact.

California Climate Action Corps is part of a larger statewide initiative to address the climate crisis by placing emerging leaders with local organizations to mobilize community members on direct climate action through education, volunteer mobilization, and assessment focused on urban greening, food waste recovery, and wildfire resilience projects.

Selected Fellows will be AmeriCorps members serving 1700+ hours over approximately eleven months supporting community climate action, education, or assessment projects principally in five target cities – Fresno, Stockton, San Jose, Redlands, and Los Angeles. Program start and end dates are still being finalized. As a Climate Action Corps Fellow you will have:

  • A chance to learn real-world climate action skills through community action projects. 
  • An opportunity to serve with a local government, Tribe, nonprofit, college or university committed to taking action on climate change where you will be provided support for the implementation of your service projects.
  • An opportunity to be part of this unique program, community, and statewide force of emerging leaders.

Benefits

Climate Action Corps Summer Fellows will receive the following benefits during their service term:

  • $22,000 Living Allowance (before taxes) spread evenly over 11 months
  • $10,000 combined Segal Education Award and California For All Education Award (upon completion of service)
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) – for those eligible
  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service 
  • Health Insurance
  • Child care assistance to qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of your choice

Qualifications

  • AmeriCorps Requirements
    • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
    • Ability to pass FBI, CA Department of Justice, out-of-state (if applicable), and National Sex Offender Public Registry background checks prior to service
  • Climate Action Corps Requirements
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Associates degree or above, and/or relevant experience
    • Commitment to the full term of service (1700+ hours)
    • Capability to work in a professional office or field setting (some virtual placements may be available)
    • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and teamwork skills
  • Strongly Preferred
    • Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)
    • Experience with, or training in, outreach, facilitation and/or education 
    • Being local to the community you will serve in

This is an equal opportunity position, and we prefer to place candidates who already live in the communities they will serve.

*At this time, we are unfortunately unable to accept applicants with student visas (such as F1 or F2 student visas, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visas, G series visas, etc.), or those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

Fall Fellowship Projects

To view a partial listing of host partner projects for the fellowship, please click here.