Host a Fellow

Applications to host fellows for the 2024-25 Fellowship beginning in September 2024 are currently closed. If your organization is interested in hosting a fellow for the upcoming 2025-26 service year, please submit interest to

The California Climate Action Corps Fellowship leverages the power of AmeriCorps to advance climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact.

The program connects climate-related organizations to emerging leaders to move the needle on climate change in communities throughout the state. If you need help for your frontline climate work and are passionate about mentoring, we want to hear from you!

Public agencies, Tribes, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions can apply to host Fellows.

The service projects Fellows complete during their term should include a combination of the following elements:

  • Significant community engagement and volunteerism components that provide community members a way to take action on climate change issues.
  • Defined and measurable climate pollution reduction mitigation, adaptation, or resiliency activities in the focus areas of urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency.
  • Solutions to a community‚Äôs unique environmental or public health vulnerabilities that help address disparities while promoting social and environmental justice.

California Volunteers partners with a grantee organization to implement the California Climate Action Corps Fellowship.

As implementing partner, the grantee manages the recruitment and placement process, supports Fellows and Host Partners throughout the term, and coordinates professional development activities for Fellows.

California Volunteers is proud to partner with Bay Area Community Resources as implementing grantee, and their partners The Energy Coalition and Strategic Energy Innovations, for the Fellowship.

I want my work to make a difference. Climate change is the biggest threat to my generation, and as a member of the California Climate Action Corps, I have a voice in the fight towards climate resiliency and justice.

Alice Bruemmer

City of Watsonville