2024-25 CA Climate Action Corps Fellowship at Siskiyou Land Trust

2024-25 CA Climate Action Corps Fellowship

Siskiyou Land Trust

To apply, visit: https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/climateactioncorps/

California Climate Action Corps Full-Time Fellowship
Climate Action Fellow at Siskiyou Land Trust
POSITION LOCATION: Mount Shasta, California
TERM OF SERVICE: Full-time; serve 1700+ hours from September 16, 2024 – August 15, 2025
TIME COMMITMENT: Serve 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, approximately 9am – 5pm, with occasional evening and weekend commitments based on project needs.

Join us for a year of service! California Climate Action Corps is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in serving for 11 months starting in September, with public agencies, tribes, nonprofits, and schools throughout the state to engage communities in climate action and education. Siskiyou Land Trust is excited to participate as a new host site for the 2024-25 program year!

As AmeriCorps members, selected Fellows will learn real-world climate action skills through community projects. Fellows earn up to $43,000 in living stipends and money for school.

Fellow applications accepted until filled. Application submission by June 30 is encouraged! Apply via https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/climateactioncorps/

California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is a Governor’s initiative national service program led by California Volunteers, Office of the Governor and implemented by Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) dedicated to advancing climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact.

CCAC is part of a larger statewide initiative to address 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.

Selected Fellows will serve 1700+ hours as AmeriCorps members over approximately eleven months, supporting community volunteer engagement, climate action, or education projects in vulnerable communities across the state. CCAC meets Californians where they are and provides meaningful opportunities for everyone to take climate action. For more information, please visit: https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/about-california-climate-action-corps

Siskiyou Land Trust (SLT)—founded 1993—is a community based non-profit organization that protects and stewards open space, farmlands, forests, wildlands, and waterways throughout Siskiyou County. Over the past 30 years SLT has grown to conserve more than 30,000 acres through direct ownership of lands and conservation easements. Stewardship projects include forest stewardship for wildfire resiliency, community garden and edible greenway programs, and urban meadow restoration in the heart of the City of Mt Shasta. SLT has a robust core of volunteers that help care for the lands Siskiyou Land Trust manages.

Siskiyou Land Trust (SLT) is seeking 3 Climate Action Fellows to play a pivotal role in the implementation of transformative projects aimed at enhancing wildfire resilience and restoring urban green spaces in and around Mt. Shasta City. These initiatives will mobilize local volunteers to reduce forest fuel loads, bolster native habitats, and revitalize community green areas. Fellows will actively engage with volunteers, lead restoration efforts, and contribute to educational events, fostering environmental stewardship and climate resilience throughout the region. From implementing forest management techniques to organizing educational workshops and community events, this opportunity offers hands-on experience in environmental conservation, community engagement, and forestry management. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Engage and mobilize community volunteers to implement demonstration plots showcasing various forest management techniques for reducing forest fuels and enhancing wildfire resilience.
Design and develop interpretive signage for demonstration plots, defensible space, and home hardening to educate the community on climate resilience and sustainable forest management.
Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers in land stewardship activities—including trail and boardwalk maintenance, invasive species removal, native tree planting, pollinator habitat renewal, and community garden and orchard greenway expansion
Facilitate educational events, workshops—including restoration, garden, and meadow projects—to engage schools and the community in environmental education, climate-resilience strategies, forest health, and land stewardship
Assist SLT staff in organizing and facilitating nature walk educational series to promote environmental awareness and stewardship
Track program data and analyze results to quantify climate impact
Participation in training not to exceed 20% (340-hours) of total service hours
Fellow duties will not include any prohibited or unallowable activities per 45 CFR § 2520.65
Fellow duties will not supplant, duplicate, or displace staff as outlined in 45 CFR § 2540.100 (e)-(f)


Live in California by August 16, 2024
Must be age 18 or older 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


Experience in Volunteer Engagement, Event Coordination, Environmental Education, Community Outreach, Field Experience—specifically in
fuel reduction, invasive species removal, wildlife monitoring, and habitat restoration, Public Speaking/Facilitation, Volunteer Management, Event Planning and be willing and able to work outside in various weather and terrain. Other valuable contributions include:

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, and/or environmental priorities
Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills


Siskiyou Land Trust offers an enriching environment for meaningful engagement aimed at conserving and nurturing the lands we love. Joining SLT provides unique opportunities for professional growth, mentorship, and skill development in community activism, ecological conservation, environmental education, and forestry management, guided by dedicated staff and volunteers who share your passion. Other benefits include:

Receive up to $33,000 stipend (before taxes) distributed evenly over the 11-month service term
Earn up to $10,000 in education awards (before taxes and upon completion of 1700 hours)
Participation in 170-340 hours of training and professional development
Receive food assistance via CalFresh (for those eligible)
Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and interest payments accrued during the service term
Minimum essential healthcare coverage
Childcare assistance (for those eligible)



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