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California Volunteers Announces Inland Empire Recruitment for Nation’s Largest Service Force

California is now recruiting hundreds of paid California Service Corps Members in the Inland Empire to help their communities while tackling the state’s most pressing issues, gaining economic opportunities and shaping the future of the region’s workforce.

Riverside, Calif. – Today, California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday and Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson announced recruitment for hundreds of service members in the Inland Empire to join the California Service Corps. Members gain meaningful work experience while helping their communities and earning money.  Over the coming year, California Service Corps programs will be over 10,000 strong and members will serve nearly five million hours. Service members help communities by taking climate action, tutoring and mentoring students to help them succeed, supporting communities impacted by disasters, working to end hunger and connecting vulnerable people to vital resources and services.  “As Californians, the spirit of service and giving back is in our DNA – it’s why we have the largest service corps in the nation, bigger than the Peace Corps and a model for other states,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “In the coming year, 10,000 service corps members will devote nearly five million hours to our communities as we work to build a California for all.” 

California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday and Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson conduct a pinning ceremony for California Service Corps Members and announce California Service Corps recruitment in the Inland Empire.

California Service Corps is administered by California Volunteers, Office of the Governor and consists of four paid service programs: #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, California Climate Action Corps, #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps and AmeriCorps California. Combined, it is a force larger than the Peace Corps and will be mobilized at a time when California is addressing the climate crisis, post-pandemic academic recovery and shaping the future of the state’s workforce. 

“These are California’s future leaders, and we need their passion, energy and enthusiasm to address our greatest challenges,” said California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday. “These programs pave pathways for prosperity, propel progress on our most pressing issues, and promote unity to help unravel the crisis of social isolation and division.” 

California Service Corps members gain skills and experience while connecting with others and making a positive difference. Service experiences also foster a positive sense of connection and belonging, an answer to the loneliness crisis – as defined by the U.S. Surgeon General. “The City of Riverside has benefitted greatly from the important work being done by our Youth Job Corps members,” Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson said. “Their success is a model for how effective state funding can be for our communities when invested directly into building career pathways for the next generation of our workforce.” “I am thrilled that California Volunteers is providing opportunities to engage our next generation of leaders in service so that they can make a direct impact in our Inland Empire communities, while earning money and helping our state tackle some of its biggest challenges,” said Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes. “The California Service Corps will no doubt be instrumental in creating a brighter future for all Californians.” Those interested in finding a paid service opportunity can learn more and apply at  INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH:California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday.  

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About California Volunteers, Office of the Governor   
Led by California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor empowers Californians to take action to improve their communities. California Volunteers is the state office tasked with recruiting young Californians to engage in public service.