BAYAC Member Application

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Thank you for your interest in joining BAYAC AmeriCorps! 

BAYAC service term runs from late Aug to mid July. Accepted AmeriCorps Members will receive a living stipend of $30,000 spread throughout 11 months (before taxes). We also provide basic health care and if eligible, Calfresh, loan forbearance on qualifying loans, and childcare stipends. BAYAC Members are also eligible for a $10,000 education award to be used towards continuing education or to pay off qualifying student loans if they complete their year of service successfully. To be considered for one of our cohort slots, please complete the following application.

Please submit only ONE application per program year. If you have any questions or issues completing the application please email

Fields marked with * are required.

The following are minimum requirements to participate in an AmeriCorps funded program:
You must be 17 years or older to qualify.
You must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Permanent Resident to qualify.
You must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Permanent Resident to qualify.

Example: 11111 or 11111-2222
Example: (444)444-4444
Example: (444)444-4444
Please only enter ONE email address.
AmeriCorps, VISTA, SeniorCorps, Learn & Serve
If unsure of the exact date, please give your best guess.
Confidential Information
All AmeriCorps members are required to clear a criminal history background check prior to signing a service contract. 
Disclosure does not exclude you from consideration.

Service Placement


In which region would you prefer to serve in? 

Do you have any site preferences?
Please select up to 3 positions you are interested in. You can see a list of all available positions here
Which type of organization would you prefer to match with?
Prioritize: 1 = 1st choice to 6 = last choice

Skills and Experiences

Please check your interest and experience in the categories below.
Please review the following skills and consider which ones you would be most comfortable teaching or sharing with youth. This list reflects many of the needs of our placement sites and your answer will help us match you to the position that is the best fit.

To select more than one: (On a PC) hold the ctrl key while selecting (On a MAC) hold the ⌘(command) key while selecting
Please rank your preference and experience working with the following age groups.

Cover Letter, Resume, and References

Please answer the following questions with 3-5 sentences
Cover Letter and Resume

In the text box below, please tell us about the following:

  1. Your experience working with youth
  2. The skills would like to teach or share with youth as a BAYAC AmeriCorps Member
  3. Your interest in AmeriCorps, and what you hope to gain from a year of service.

You may attach (or copy & paste in the text box) a cover letter that addresses all of items 1-3 above. (If you are attaching a cover letter, you may write “See attached" in the text box.)

Please explain any gaps in your work history.

Need help with your resume?

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Please provide contact information for 2 references. References may be from supervisors, teachers, mentors, clergy, community leaders, etc. Family members and friends cannot be used as references. Choose people who have known you for at least one year.

Reference #1
Example: (444)444-4444
Please only enter ONE email address.
Reference #2
Example: (444)444-4444
Please only enter ONE email address.

BAYAC/OCASA Personnel Requirements

The following requirements must be met before one can be an AmeriCorps member working with children/youth:


The State of California requires that all individuals working with children/youth be fingerprinted and registered with the California Department of Justice. BAYAC’s policy is to go above and beyond this requirement by making sure all Staff and AmeriCorps members are Fingerprinted and registered with both the DOJ and the FBI. BAYAC staff can assist in this process and turnaround for fingerprint processing is variable, but usually takes less than one week. During this time you may not work alone with children/youth.

Tuberculosis (TB) Test:

The State of California requires that all individuals working with children/youth must get a tuberculin test on an annual basis. Please provide an original copy of the results of your most recent test if you had one within the last year. If you have not had one, BAYAC staff will assist you in locating a free or low cost clinic to do so. Please keep in mind that TB test results are available 2-3 days after the test is administered.

Required Documentation:

It is necessary in the State of California for all employees to have appropriate employment eligibility and tax information on hand. Furthermore, AmeriCorps members must be U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States and have documentation to prove this. This information is forwarded to government agencies for tax and immigration reasons. This information is very important and must be provided to the personnel manager as soon as possible. If this information is not available employment with BAYAC will be terminated.

Please be prepared to show one of the following in Column A OR one from each of Columns B and C.

Unexpired U.S. passport Drivers license or ID card issued by a state or outlying posession of the United States, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, sex, height, eye color, and address Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or outlying possessin of the United States bearing an official seal
Certificate of U.S. citizenship (INS Form N-560 or N-561) U.S. military card U.S. citizen ID card (INS Form I-197)
Certificate of naturalization (INS form N-550 or N-570) School ID card with a photograph ID card for use of resident citizen in the United States (INS From I-179)
Alien registration receipt card with photo (INS Form I-551)
Instructional Aid Exam:

You may be required to take an Instructional Aid exam (reading and math) in order to qualify for service within a school district.

Placement Process and Certification:

BAYAC’s Term of Service for Full Time Members begins in late August. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled, but applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible in order to receive priority placement consideration.

People of Color, Multilingual People, LGBTIQQ People, and People with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable accommodations may be made for applicants with disabilities.


I certify that my responses on this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that part of participating in this program I will need to pass a criminal background check and that BAYAC is a drug-free, equal opportunity workplace.