CaliforniaVolunteers Annual AmeriCorps Conference

2019 Boot Camp

AmeriCorps is a wonderful, but complex grant, combining both national service members (people) and funding (federal dollars) to allow strong program development. It requires careful planning, awareness of federal requirements, and devoted staffing & partners to implement well. California Volunteers wants to work with you to ensure a successful start!

In addition to the presentations and resources below, please visit our Managing Your AmeriCorps Program page (use Program Resources tab above or click here)

As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your Program Officer.

Boot Camp Day 1:

This includes the entire day’s training in one presentation! We covered Introduction to AmeriCorps, the Program Year Overview, Your Program Design, Recruitment and Onboarding and Member Management.

We also covered National Service Criminal History Checks which can be found both within the full presentation above and as a stand-alone with resources here.

Boot Camp Day 2:

Day two topics included Data Collection & Progress Reporting, Fiscal Management, Managing Partners, and Using eGrants for Member Management.

2019 AmeriCorps Conference

Previous Conferences

Each year California Volunteers’ grantees attend an AmeriCorps Conference. These Conferences are an opportunity for programs to network with one another and California Volunteers staff, learn, and share service experiences. California Volunteers staff and guest speakers lead session topics that focus on ways to build and maintain a strong AmeriCorps program such as fiscal policies, program oversight, reporting and member development. Below is a listing of recent conferences with links to materials.