AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) invites potential Project Sponsors in California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Hawai’i (and the Pacific Territories), and Alaska to apply to host a team of 18-24 year olds to address critical needs in communities throughout our region. We are always looking for project sponsors.
The NCCC Pacific Region Campus, based in Sacramento, CA, deploys teams to serve on projects lasting an average of 2-12 weeks.
Who can apply?
- Faith-based organizations
- Government entities (federal, state, region, and local)
- Public and private schools and universities
- Native American Tribal Councils
- Environmental conservation & stewardship
- Infrastructure improvements
- Urban & rural development
- Energy conservation
- Natural & other disasters (preparedness, mitigation, recovery, response)
All project sponsors:
- All organizations must submit a Project Concept Form
- Upon approval of the Project Concept Form, the full Service Project Application will be sent to you with an invitation to apply; the application due date will be included in the invitation to apply
- Project Concept Forms & Service Project Applications will not be accepted past the deadlines
- Applications are reviewed each round; who we serve is based on a number of factors, including: locations/organizations served previously, variety of experience for our members, and project priorities
- Preference will be given to projects where members support activities are related to: STEM, veterans, drought, homelessness, disaster, or energy conservation
Contact your Assistant Program Director (APD) for assistance in the application process and for a project concept form: Katie Keane, 202.740.7649, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project sponsors must provide
- All project materials, tools, equipment and related protective gear, including chaps for chainsaw use
- All technical supervision to guarantee the necessary training for the tasks at hand (min. 15-20 hours per week, depending on project work)
- Any specific training, including First Aid/CPR, chainsaw use, or others as necessary
- Orientation to your organization and community, as well as service learning opportunities to teach about the community need your project addresses
- Lodging for the team to include access to a full kitchen for meal preparation (if meals are not provided), bathroom & shower facilities, at least two sleeping areas for men and women, and parking for one van
What NCCC provides
- A team of 8-12 members who are supervised by a Team Leader
- A Team Leader that coordinates and resides with each team (Team Leaders are not technical project supervisors, but are responsible for managing their teams and report to NCCC staff)
- One 15-passenger van per team; fuel covered by NCCC (except in Hawai’i and Alaska where a means of transportation and fuel must be provided)
- Limited hand tools, basic personal protective equipment, and housing supplies
- All Members are fully covered by the provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act (liability claims) and the Federal Employees Compensation Act (workers’ compensation claims)
- All Members are screened with a fingerprinted, national agency criminal history check (FBI) and checked against the national sex offender database
About NCCC members
- Women and men, ages 18-24, who serve full-time for 10 months
- Members have a mix of educational experiences, including: college degrees or some college background, or high school diplomas. A small percentage are working towards their high school diploma through the program.
- Recruited nationally and are from different social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.