Fall 2022-23 Fellowship Term

In September 2022, California Volunteers, in partnership with Bay Area Community Resources, will launch the California Climate Action Corps 2022-23 Fellowship, placing approximately 115 Fellows with Host Partners throughout the state, principally in the target regions of Butte and surrounding north state counties, Oakland, San Jose, Fresno/Central Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, San Diego, and tribal communities. Fellows will serve an 11-month term to mobilize their communities through volunteer engagement and climate action, assessment, and education projects focused on urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency.

***The Fellow application is currently OPEN until slots are filled (applications received by May 31 will receive priority consideration).

(Please note that a summer fellowship will not be offered for 2022, but is planned for 2023.)

Fellowship Projects

To view host partner service projects for the 2022-23 Fellowship click here.

How the Fellowship Works

The California Climate Action Corps Fellowship 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.

As part of a larger statewide initiative to address the climate crisis, the California Climate Action Corps Fellowship places emerging leaders with local organizations to mobilize communities through volunteer engagement and support for climate action, education, and assessment service projects focused on urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency.

Selected Fellows will be AmeriCorps members serving 1700+ hours over eleven months from September 19, 2022 through August 17, 2023. Fellows will support Host Partners and communities throughout the state, principally in the target regions of Butte and surrounding north state counties, Oakland, San Jose, Fresno/Central Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, San Diego, and tribal communities. 

As a California Climate Action Corps Fellow, you will have:

  • A chance to learn real-world climate action and community engagement skills, as well as professional development opportunities.
  • An opportunity to serve with a public agency, tribe, nonprofit, or school committed to engaging their community in 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

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

  • $27,000 Living Allowance (before taxes) spread evenly over 11 months
  • $10,000 combined Segal Education Award and California For All Education Award (upon completion of 11-month term 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 for qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of their 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
  • California Climate Action Corps Requirements
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Live in California
    • Associates degree or above, and/or relevant experience
    • Commitment to the full term of service (1700+ hours and 11 months)
    • Capability to work in a professional office or field setting (limited virtual placements may be available)
    • Strong verbal and written communication 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 where you will serve

Fellowships are equal opportunity positions, and we prefer to place candidates who already live in the communities they will serve.

*At this time, we are 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.

Fellowship Projects

To view a listing of host partner projects for the 2022-23 fellowship, please click here.