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.

Grantee Central  

                                                  Resource for current CV AmeriCorps programs.

CaliforniaVolunteers is the lead state agency for coordinating volunteers during disasters. CaliforniaVolunteers 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 CaliforniaVolunteers helps to increase the number of trained volunteers available to help during a disaster.


Recent research has demonstrated that employees entering the workforce would prefer to work for companies that give them opportunities to contribute their talents to nonprofit organizations. To stay competitive and attract the best and brightest talent, many companies need help in creating or improving their business volunteer programs. The Business Partners Program provides tools, resources and recognition for businesses to build high-quality volunteer programs that support their communities.



CaliforniaVolunteers 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 CaliforniaVolunteers homepage to find out how to make donations.



The CaliforniaVolunteers 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.


The Governor’s Volunteering and Service Awards serves to inspire Californians by honoring amazing individuals, organizations, and companies who are making an impact in their local communities through volunteering and service.