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CALPIRG ESC Summer Term of Service

 

EDUCATE KIDS • TRAIN LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS • PROVIDE ENERGY UPGRADES FOR LOCAL NON-PROFITS

Candidates must be dedicated, passionate and motivated to make a difference while taking on a leadership role on a local project!

Energy Service Corps is working across California to tackle over use of energy this summer. We’re starting by educating kids, ensuring that the next generation understands about energy, the environment and what they can do to create a better world! We’re also getting out to help their parents and neighbors save energy and save money through quick energy surveys to help them find savings and connect them to local resources. And to get communities started, we’ll help local shelters and community centers start saving right now, by organizing volunteers to come together to seal up cracks around windows and doors, change out old light-bulbs and do other hands-on projects to stop energy waste right away.


Our members take on leadership roles in every aspect – from teaching local school children fun and interactive lessons about energy and the environment, to leading energy surveys of local buildings, and bringing together community groups, VIPs, volunteers and the media around big service projects. Members forge partnerships with community and faith-based groups, meet with local and state officials to encourage their participation in community projects, contact the media to write about energy efficiency and adapt educational activities to fit the needs of local communities and to appeal to a wide range of age groups – all in an effort to foster long-term community stewardship and increase energy efficiency across California.


This year alone, our Corps members will educate 30,000 kids and arm 7,500 people with the tools they need to save energy & the environment.


Candidates must be able to complete a minimum of 300 hours of service between June 2nd and August 31st. Accepted applicants will receive a $1,208 education award upon completion of the term through AmeriCorps. The education award may be used to pay for school or to pay off qualified student loans, and is good for 7 years.


All applications will be reviewed and qualified candidates will be interviewed.  All enrolled members are required to attend an orientation.

Apply Now to Become a Part-Time AmeriCorps Member!

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