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CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS

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California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, addresses state and community challenges by investing in high impact service solutions, while leveraging public, private, and nonprofit resources. Through AmeriCorps, disaster volunteering and preparedness, and community partnerships, California Volunteers transforms small investments into major impacts. Led by the state’s Chief Service Officer, Karen Baker, California Volunteers is supported by a bipartisan 25-member Commission and a team of experts driven by a mission to empower and mobilize all Californians to volunteerserve and prepare.

Featured News and Updates

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Op-Ed: Roadmap for private-sector to advance resiliency and disaster readiness goals

July 15, 2019

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California’s New Roadmap to Tackle Uptick in Disaster

July 15, 2019

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ABC10: Hundreds Kick Off "California For All" Emergency Preparedness Campaign

May 30, 2019

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The San Diego Union - Tribune: "San Diego to host national CERT conference as Gov. Newsom beefs up citizen response teams for wildfire, other disasters"

May 26, 2019

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Apply to Join Our New Campaign

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Join the California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign – led by Governor Newsom – to ensure our most vulnerable communities are prepared for disasters. There are many grant opportunities now available to help usher in a new era of disaster preparedness in the Golden State. 

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