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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

Press Release: Volunteers and Vulnerable Communities at the Center of Governor Newsom’s Strategy to Ready California for Disaster

April 15, 2019

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The CHRONICLE: "Serving the Future: California Foster Youth Start AmeriCorps Adventure."

April 9, 2019

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Sacramento Bee: "Want to help during an emergency? Training program puts civilians on the front lines."

March 28, 2019

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Apply to Join Our New Campaign

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.