CaliforniaVolunteers Annual AmeriCorps Conference

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! We’ve created a Boot Camp Toolkit to provide you with resources to help. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your Program Officer.


Boot Camp Toolkit

Strong Program Management – Morning

Fiscal 101

Criminal History Checks

Strong Program Management – Afternoon

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.