CVNL is partnering with CalSERVES to select Fellows to be placed in nonprofits around the Bay Area

Commit to making a difference in local communities through AmeriCorps. VIP members lead volunteers to address critical community issues at partnering nonprofits throughout the Bay Area.



Help expand the capabilities of the leaders of tomorrow while also dramatically improving your volunteer program. Sign up to host an AmeriCorps VIP today!

For more information about hosting a VIP at your nonprofit, contact
or 707.890.8874 

 Benefits Include

  • Opportunity to make a difference in a community
  • Opportunity to register with AmeriCorps Alums (
  • AmeriCorps, HandsOn Network and CVNL trainings on the nonprofit sector, volunteer management, and cultural competency
  • Living allowance of $16,000 over 11 month term of service
  • AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service 
  • Health benefits, food (if qualified)
  • Student loan forbearance
  • A Volunteer Management Certification


VIP AmeriCorps Fellows…

  • Improve volunteer programs through local collaborative volunteer projects, service events, and trainings resulting in increased volunteers, better support to nonprofits and creating a basic foundation. Using research-based best practices, the member will work with the agency’s volunteer-support team to create or update a volunteer program that is unique to their agency.
  • Expand volunteer networks and nonprofit capacity to respond to growing needs by strengthening community partnerships while building a group of trained volunteer leaders with specific focus on managing episodic volunteers. Participate in professional development opportunities including CVNL orientation, Volunteer Management Certificate program, regular meetings and national days of service projects.
  • Support long-term program sustainability by designing a centralized volunteer program, utilizing a defined AmeriCorps Member Work Plan. This may include creating handbooks, job descriptions, implementing systems, hosting recruitment events, creating/facilitating orientations, and developing opportunities to recognize volunteers.

VIP Fellows Will…

  • Enhance the work volunteer coordinators provide to your volunteer program
  • Conduct needs assessments to determine program needs & create volunteer roles to meet needs
  • Create policies, handbooks, orientation trainings, positions descriptions, and recruitment materials
  • Recruit and lead a team of volunteers for local community programs
  • Build business partnerships and fund-raise $2,000 for the volunteer program


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Is VIP Right for Your Agency?

  • Does your organization depend on volunteers to achieve your mission?
  • Are your current volunteer management processes inconsistent, incomplete, unclear or leave volunteers feeling unsupported and unappreciated?
  • Does your organization want to integrate volunteers in more levels of management?