California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign
In March 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new campaign to better prepare California for disaster by ensuring our most vulnerable communities have access to culturally and linguistically competent support. As a core partner in overseeing and directing this campaign, California Volunteers is managing the distribution of $30 million through grants that are now available.
AmeriCorps is often referred to as the “domestic Peace Corps.” Participants — known as AmeriCorps members — perform a year of service with a program that meets local community needs in return for a modest living allowance and education award.
Resource for current CV AmeriCorps programs.
Disaster Volunteering and Preparedness
California Volunteers is the lead state agency for coordinating volunteers during disasters. California Volunteers supports a wide range of volunteer programs and voluntary organizations including Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Fire Corps, Neighborhood Watch, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), Faith Based and Community Based organizations. In partnering with these organizations California Volunteers helps to increase the number of trained volunteers available to help during a disaster.
California Volunteers is the lead state office charged with coordinating monetary donations during disasters. In the event of a disaster, anyone who wishes to assist victims can visit the California Volunteers homepage to find out how to make donations.
Service Enterprise Initiative
The California Volunteers Service Enterprise Initiative recognizes those organizations that excel in the recruitment, management, and integration of volunteers into their organizational strategy. Through local volunteer centers, this initiative strengthens generate greater operational effectiveness through volunteer engagement.