California Volunteers College Corps for Community Partners

Community-based organizations across the state are an integral part of this initiative. They will work directly with the partner colleges and universities in each region to put College Corps Fellows to work solving problems in their communities.

Your organization can benefit in the following ways:

  • 15 hours / week of direct support provided by Fellows over one academic year; 
  • Connections to higher education institutions in your community; 
  • Access to training and networking opportunities provided by partner campuses and California Volunteers. 

Community host organizations should meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Non-profit or governmental organization; 
  • Work in one of the 3 program Focus Areas: K-12 Education, Climate Action, Food Insecurity; 
  • Ability to host at least two Fellows, and to provide all Fellows on site with effective training, mentoring and supervision to meet the goal of providing meaningful work experience.

College Corps Community Partners (or Host Organizations) will have the following responsibilities:  

  • Collaborate with partner campuses to place and train College Corps Fellows; 
  • Ensure Fellows meet the 450-hour service requirement while learning practical skills and interacting directly with program beneficiaries; 
  • Support partner campuses in tracking Fellow contributions and outcomes. 

College and university partners will recruit and select community host organizations for their College Corps Fellows during the Planning and Program Development Phase in spring 2022. If you would like to explore a future collaboration with one of our partner campuses, please fill out an Interest Form. Community host partners will ultimately be selected based on alignment with program design and priorities in each region.