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Climate Action Corps Fellow

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ORGANIZATION: Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps

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As a part of California’s comprehensive strategy to address the climate crisis, California Volunteers, Office of the Governor has created the country’s first state-level climate service corps. The service corps was established to empower all Californians to take meaningful action.

Position Title: Climate Action Corps Fellow

California Climate Action Corps is a national service program led by California Volunteers and implemented by Bay Area Community Resources dedicated to advancing climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact.

As part of a larger statewide initiative to address the climate crisis, the California Climate Action Corps Fellowship places emerging leaders with local organizations to 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 .

Selected Fellows will be AmeriCorps members serving 1700+ hours over eleven months from September 19, 2022 through August 17, 2023. Fellows will support Host Partners and communities throughout the state, principally in the target regions of Butte and surrounding north state counties, Oakland, San Jose, Fresno/Central Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, San Diego, and tribal communities.


Gain Experience and Skills

  • Learn real-world climate action skills through organizing community action, education, and assessment projects with an emphasis on volunteer engagement.
  • Serve with a government, tribe, nonprofit, college, or university committed to taking action on climate change and supporting implementation of service projects.
  • Be part of a community and statewide force of emerging leaders.

Benefits

  • $27,000 Living Allowance (before taxes) spread evenly over 11 months
  • $10,000 combined Segal Education Award and California For All Education Award (upon completion of 11 month service term)
  • SNAP (Food Stamps) - for those eligible
  • Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service
  • Health Insurance
  • Child care assistance to qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of your choice

Qualifications

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

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)
  • Capability to work in a professional office or field setting (some virtual placements may be available)
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and teamwork skills

Strongly Preferred

  • Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)
  • Experience with, or training in, outreach, facilitation and/or education
  • Being local to the community you will serve in


How To Apply

Go to Member Application to submit your application. Get your applications in today, as we are filling our positions on a first-come, first-served basis!

Timeline

Full-time (1700-hour) Fellows will serve from September 19, 2022, through August 17, 2023.

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About Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps

Location:

11175 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530, US

Mission Statement

Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps collaborates with schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. BAYAC AmeriCorps Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) term of service in the Bay Area's most high-need communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development.

Description

BAYAC AmeriCorps Members do a term of public service, working at either a nonprofit, health clinic, or school to serve underserved youth of the Bay Area. Many of the children and youth we work with are deeply impacted by the stressors and obstacles presented by poverty, disadvantaged neighborhoods and under-resourced schools. BAYAC AmeriCorps Members are an essential component in expanding our partners' capacity to meet the critical needs of our youth and community and serve youth at their placement site for a majority of the week and participate in training with their regional team an average of 16 hours per month. Members also lead regular activities promoting participation amongst youth, giving them an opportunity to express their views and opinions. Our Members serve directly with youth to develop their participation skills in decision-making processes within their communities, clubs, or associations to whom they belong, and at their school.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Berkeley, CA 94707

(37.89837,-122.27956)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 11 month service term

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