CivicSpark offers unique opportunities for folks passionate about environmental and community resilience to gain direct experience, build strong networks, and gain professional, technical, and leadership skills through service.
CivicSpark Fellows serve with State, local, and community-based organizations tackling the most pressing environmental and social equity issues through planning and policy support for community resilience.
As AmeriCorps members, all CivicSpark Fellows focus on getting things done through capacity building and direct action, professional development through training and service experiences, and strengthening communities through volunteer mobilization.
While all projects are unique, Fellows’ service will follow the steps below:
Fellows gain experience serving with regional leaders and community members implementing community resilience projects. Fellows graduate with a strong understanding of local environmental and social equity needs and solutions. Fellows receive coaching and individualized professional development through:
CivicSpark and Climate Action Corps Requirements
This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place candidates who already live in the communities they will serve. *At this time, we are unfortunately unable to accept applicants with student visas (such as F1 or F2 student visas, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visas, G series visas, etc.), or those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
*first-year and second-year stipends subject to potential increases (dependent on budget approval in spring) with first-year stipends increasing to $25,500 and second-year stipends increasing to $30,500
**California For All Education Awards are not confirmed for the 22-23 service year