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Serve as an AmeriCorps Member on Campus


I wanted to tell you about a cool way to serve your community and get some help paying for school. Thanks to our partnership with AmeriCorps, we are able to offer several students scholarships for a term of service with CALPIRG’s Energy Service Corps.

Applicants must be motivated, reliable, and dedicated to making a change in the community. You’ll gain real work and leadership experience educating K-12 kids, assessing energy use in buildings, and promoting professional relationships with similar organizations in the community.

  • Student AmeriCorps Member Scholarship
  • $1,208 education scholarship for 300 hours of service
  • Interviews are happening over the next 2 weeks!

Energy Service Corps is working across California to tackle energy use in 15 communities. We’re starting by educating 1 in 5 kids in those communities, so that in 5 years, every student in the district has learned about energy, the environment and what they can do to create a better world! We’re also getting out to help their parents and neighbors save energy and save money through quick energy surveys to help them find savings and connect them to local resources. And to get communities started, we’ll help local shelters and community centers start saving right now, by organizing volunteers to come together to seal up cracks around windows and doors, change out old light-bulbs and do other hands-on projects to stop energy waste right away.

Our members take on leadership roles in every aspect – from teaching local school children fun and interactive lessons about energy and the environment, to leading energy surveys of local buildings, and bringing together community groups, VIPs, volunteers and the media around big service projects. Members forge partnerships with community and faith-based groups, meet with local and state officials to encourage their participation in community projects, contact the media to write about energy efficiency and adapt educational activities to fit the needs of local communities and to appeal to a wide range of age groups – all in an effort to foster long-term community stewardship and increase energy efficiency across California.

This year alone, our Corps members will educate 25,000 kids and arm 4,000 people with the tools they need to save energy & the environment.

Candidates must be able to complete a minimum of 300 hours of service during a 28 week term of service (~10-12 hours/week). Accepted applicants will receive a $1,208 education award upon completion of the term through AmeriCorps. The education award can be used to pay for school or to pay off student loans, and is good for 7 years.

All applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be interviewed. All enrolled members are required to attend an orientation.

Apply Now to Become a Part-Time AmeriCorps Member!

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