Become a Fellow

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

The California Climate Action Corps Fellowship places a statewide force of emerging leaders with tribal communities, nonprofits, public agencies and educational institutions to mobilize communities through volunteer engagement, climate action and education service projects. Fellows receive training, earn certifications, and build professional skills over an 11-month term, from September through August. Fellow projects focus on urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery and wildfire resiliency.


  • Up to $33,000 Living Allowance (before taxes).
  • Combined $10,000 Segal Education Award and California for All Education Award.
  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Childcare assistance for qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of their choice.
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) – for those eligible.


  • Must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
  • Ability to pass local and national background checks prior to service.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Live in California.
  • Achieved an Associates degree or above AND/OR relevant experience.
  • Commitment to the full term of service.

Fellowships are equal opportunity service positions. We prefer to place candidates who already live in the communities they will serve, however, applications are open to all eligible candidates.

*Currently, 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.

Read full benefit, eligibility and program details here.


Applications to serve in the 2024 – 2025 California Climate Action Corps Fellowship are open now!