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Please submit only ONE application per program year. 

AmeriCorps Members are full-time (40 hours/week) volunteers who receive a modest monthly living stipend and access to basic health care. Members may qualify for loan forbearance, child care, and food stamps during their service, and Members who complete their contracted service term are eligible to receive an education award as well.

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You must be 17 years or older to qualify.

Example: 11111 or 11111-2222
Example: (444)444-4444
Example: (444)444-4444
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AmeriCorps, VISTA, SeniorCorps, Learn & Serve
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Confidential Information
Disclosure does not exclude you from consideration.

You must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Permanent Resident to qualify.

Service Placement


In which region would you prefer to be placed? You may select more than one region as your top choice.

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Skills and Experiences

Please check your interest and experience in the categories below.

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Cover Letter, Resume, and References

Cover Letter and Resume

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

  1. Your experience working with diverse populations
  2. 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.)

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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
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Reference #2
Example: (444)444-4444
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California Emergency Response Corps 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. California for All 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 the fingerprinting process. The timeframe for receiving the results varies (1-4 weeks, typically). 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, BACR 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

California Emergency Response Corps’ Term of Service for Full Time Members begins in February 2021. 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.

By submitting the following application, I hereby consent to permit Bay Area Community Resources and the California Emergency Response Corps program to conduct a search of state criminal history information and a fingerprint-based FBI check for selection and compliance purposes. I understand that selection into the California for All program is contingent upon successful clearance of these checks and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website. I understand that if I have been convicted of murder or if I am required to be registered as a sex offender I am ineligible to work or serve in this position.