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VIP Partner Site Responsibilities Learn More

Selected partner sites will enjoy all the benefits of program participation and the full-time service of a dedicated AmeriCorps member. To ensure the program is a success, the partner site’s responsibilities are outlined below.

Program Mission Alignment: The express purpose of the VIP program is to support the partner site in building an effective volunteer program within agencies that improves the lives of the community’s children and families. 

Program Cost: Partner sites must provide the program cost of $16,000.00 to support the AmeriCorps member’s living stipend, health benefits, training, and coaching. 

AmeriCorps Member Support: AmeriCorps members are passionate and dedicated U.S. citizens who want to make a difference. Most AmeriCorps members have previous leadership and service experience, but will spend their year “learning the ropes” volunteer management. Many have not previously worked in the nonprofit field. These individuals perform best with mentorship from the partner site. 

Impact tracking: The AmeriCorps VIP program receives public funds, and we strive to demonstrate transparency and accountability in all we do to honor the public tax funds that support our work. Partner sites provide CalSERVES with important, on-the-ground reporting on program impacts.

Click here to apply to host a VIP Fellow. 

For more information, contact Kim Lesnau at or (858) 637-3391.


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