California Volunteers College Corps

California Volunteers College Corps

Become a College Corps Fellow

Join thousands of students across the state in making a difference in your community while earning money to help pay for college.

Why Should I Join College Corps?

We are excited to invite students across the state to consider making community service a core part of their college experience and preparation for future careers. 

College Corps Fellows will be placed in community-based organizations working in K-12 Education, Climate Action, and Food Insecurity. As part of the service experience, Fellows will earn $10,000, receive ongoing training, and become part of a statewide cohort of young leaders across California.  Undergraduate students at any partner campus of the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps are invited to apply via the links below. 

Students who complete 450 hours of service with College Corps will receive the following benefits:

  • $7,000 stipend (living allowance), plus a $3,000 Education Award;
  • Academic credit (amount and type to be determined by each partner campus); 
  • A real-world job experience and skills to add to their resume;
  • Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities; 
  • A sense of pride and accomplishment in working toward a common purpose alongside young leaders from across the state.

Apply Now

Click on your campus to learn more about the program and how to apply: 

Don’t see your school?

If your school is not participating in the #CaliforniansForAll College Corps, you can still answer the Governor’s call to service by helping your community. Start by joining our #CaliforniansForAll mailing list and we’ll keep you updated on volunteer opportunities in your selected area of interest.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

General Eligibility

To apply, students should meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

  • Full-time, enrolled undergraduate student at a College Corps partner campus
  • Has a high school diploma or its equivalent by August 2022 
  • Must currently be and remain in good academic standing 
  • Ability to commit to the program for the full academic year
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National, legal permanent resident or AB 540 Eligible Dreamer (see below)

Financial Need

Eligible students should meet at least one of the following four criteria:

Undocumented Students

  • Is an AB-540 Eligible Dreamer
  • Is a Cal Grant B recipient (Note: this requirement may be waived at some participating campuses; please consult your institution for more details.)