AmeriCorps NCCC

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 a host a team of 18-24 year olds to address critical needs in communities throughout our region. We are currently accepting applications for projects taking place between November 2014 – July 2015. The NCCC Pacific Region Campus deploys teams to serve on projects lasting an average of 2-8 weeks.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Nonprofits
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Government entities (federal, state, region, and local)
  • Public and private schools and universities
  • Native American Tribal Councils

SERVICE AREAS (PROJECTS MUST FIT WITHIN ONE OR MORE OF THESE PROJECT FOCUS AREAS)

  • Environmental Conservation & Stewardship
  • Infrastructure Improvements
  • Energy Conservation
  • Urban & Rural Development
  • Natural & Other Disasters (preparedness, mitigation, recovery, response)

APPLICATION PROCESS

ALL PROJECT SPONSORS:

  • All organizations must submit a Project Concept Form, due no later than one month before the Application Deadline
  • Upon approval of the Project Concept Form, you will be invited to submit the full Service Project Application
  • Service Project Application Packet must be the current version (expires 3.31.2016)

FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS & FOR A SERVICE PROJECT APPLICATION PACKET CONTACT:

ANNA LAWRENCE
916.640.0316
alawrence@cns.gov

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PRIORITY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Natural or other Disasters (preparedness, mitigation, recovery, response)
  • Projects where teams Engage Volunteers
  • Energy Conservation Projects
  • Healthy Futures
  • New Project Sponsors

ABOUT OUR MEMBERS

  • Women and men, ages 18-24, who serve full-time for ten months
  • Recruited nationally and are from different social, cultural, and educational backgrounds
  • Some members are college graduates, some have some college background, some with high school diplomas, and a small percentage that are working towards their high school diploma
  • Select members are trained in chainsaw use, HAZWOPER, forklift use and Disaster Volunteer Management; all members are trained in First Aid/CPR and teambuilding
  • Eager to learn & to serve; generally few technical skills

WHAT NCCC PROVIDES

  • A team of 8-12 members who are supervised by a Team Leader
  • A Team Leader to coordinate and reside 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 funds specifically designated for the team to purchase groceries
  • 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

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 (approx. 15-20 hours per week, depending on project work)
  • 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