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Climate Action Fellow

California Climate Action Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/1/2024 - 6/1/2025

Application window

5/1/2024 - 8/15/2024


Los Angeles, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

CCAC is part of a California initiative to address and mitigate the climate crisis by placing emerging leaders with public agencies, nonprofits, tribal communities, and educational institutions to mobilize communities through volunteer engagement, climate action, and education service projects focused on urban greening, organic waste and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency.

Opportunity description

CCAC has 345 positions available with 89 host partner organizations across California for an 11-month, 1700-hour Fellowship. Fellows will expand green spaces in urban environments to create more sustainable communities, strengthen organic waste diversion by collecting organic materials that would otherwise go to landfills, mitigate the impact of wildfires on communities and ecosystems, and recruit and engage volunteers to participate in climate action.


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Child care

Requirements and qualifications


Minimum Qualifications: Live in California by August 16, 2024. Must be over the age of 18 by September 16, 2024. Must possess a High School diploma or equivalent. Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate.

Preferred qualifications

Experience in Volunteer Engagement. Event Coordination. Community Outreach. Environmental Education. Project Management. Public Speaking/Facilitation. Familiarity with Social Media Engagement. An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service. Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change. Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Indigenous knowledge reclamation
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Urban agriculture
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Coastal wetlands restoration
  • Community gardens
  • Food waste reduction
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor