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31 Mar 2023

Full-Time California Climate Action Corps Fellow

California Climate Action Corps/California Volunteers – Posted by sunshinemama California, United States

Job Description

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

The fellowship connects local 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, gain valuable experience, be mentored and trained, and join a network of leaders, then we want to hear from you!

California Climate Action Corps Fellows:

  • Serve 1,700+ hours over 11 months from September to August for the full-time term OR 300+ hours over two months from June to August for the summer term.
  • Support Host Partners throughout the state, principally in underserved communities. 
  • Learn real-world volunteer engagement and climate action skills through organizing community climate action projects.
  • Serve with a public agency, tribe, nonprofit, or educational institution committed to engaging their community in climate action. 
  • Focus on climate action around urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency.
  • Are part of a community and statewide force of emerging leaders.

California Climate Action Corps Fellows receive:

  • Professional development opportunities, including training and climate-related certifications to learn real-world climate action and community engagement skills.
  • Opportunity to serve with a public agency, tribe, nonprofit, or educational institution committed to engaging their community in taking action on climate change where you will be provided support for the implementation of your service projects.
  • Opportunity to be part of this unique program, community, and statewide force of emerging leaders.


  • $30,000 Living Allowance (before taxes) spread evenly over 11 months for full-time term OR $5,294 Living Allowance (before taxes) spread evenly over two months for summer term.
  • $10,000 combined Segal Education Award and California For All Education Award (upon completion of 11-month term of service) OR $1,374.60 Segal Education Award (upon completion of two-month term of service).
  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service.
  • Health Insurance (for full-time term).
  • Childcare assistance for qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of their choice (for full-time term).
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) – for those eligible.


  • 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 for full-time term OR 300+ hours and two months for summer term).
    • Capability to work in a professional office or field setting. 
    • Strong verbal and written communication and teamwork skills
  • Strongly Preferred
    • Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)
    • Experience with, or training in, volunteer engagement, outreach, facilitation and/or education.
    • Being local to the community where you will serve

Fellowships are equal opportunity service positions. We prefer to place candidates who already live in the communities they will serve.

*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.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Climate Change. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #community #climateactioncorps #california. Salaries: See posting for details.

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