Become a Fellow

California Volunteers’ 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 fellowship connects organizations and agencies with talented, motivated emerging leaders to move the needle on climate change in the community. If you want to make a difference, build a career in the climate field, and join a network of leaders, we want to hear from you!

About the Fellowship

California Climate Action Corps Fellows are AmeriCorps Members who serve full-time (for either a two-month summer term or 11-month term) while gaining valuable experience, mentorship, and training. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov.

Selected Fellows will be placed with Host Partner Organizations where they will:

  • Learn real-world volunteer engagement and climate action skills through organizing community climate action projects.
  • Serve with a public agency, tribe, nonprofit, or school committed to engaging their community in climate action focused on urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency.
  • Be part of a community and statewide force of emerging leaders.

Fellows receive a monthly living allowance and education award(s) upon completion of the service term, which can be used to repay qualified student loans or pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Living allowance and education award amounts vary by service term and length. Additional benefits, such as health insurance, are also available.

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, as well as their intermediary partners, Strategic Energy Innovations, The Energy Coalition, and CalSERVES.

 

The Fellow application is currently CLOSED. Stay tuned for more summer and full-time Fellowship opportunities in 2023!  Join our mailing list to receive updates.

In September 2022, an 11-month program will place approximately 115 full-time Fellows with Host Partners throughout the state, principally in the target regions of Butte and surrounding north state counties, Oakland, San Jose, Central Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, San Diego, and tribal communities. Fellows will 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.