AmeriCorps Overview

AmeriCorps provides thousands of Americans of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with intensive full- and part-time opportunities to serve their communities and build the capacity of grassroots organizations to meet local environmental, educational, public safety, or other human needs.

Become an AmeriCorps Member!

Are you interested in learning more about becoming an AmeriCorps member?

Did you know that AmeriCorps offers a variety of opportunities for both full-time and part-time service?

Click the link below to learn about your year of service, including selecting an AmeriCorps program and member benefits.

Managing California AmeriCorps Grants

This section contains information on state and federal grant guidance, training, and other resources such as current RFAs, policies and the CV Program Guide.

AmeriCorps Alums

AmeriCorps alums is an organization whose mission is to connect, support and mobilize AmeriCorps alums in order to strengthen our communities and our nation. AmeriCorps Alums helps alumni continue to “get things done” by connecting alumni, advancing our commitment to service, supporting and advocating for AmeriCorps programs and building the capacity of alumni to be agents of change in their communities.

National Service Overview

In its role as the state service commission, CaliforniaVolunteers works with other national service programs to provide Californians of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to strengthen their communities through service. Learn more and find national service programs throughout California.

Become an AmeriCorps Grant Peer Reviewer

CaliforniaVolunteers (CV) will be holding a peer review process this fall for our AmeriCorps State grant review and selection process. Participating in a review is an excellent opportunity for professional development and service. Peer reviewers will be exposed to new and innovative ideas in their field and engage in the grantmaking process of a major state funder of service and volunteering, while networking with other experts in several professions.