Your Year of Service

Get More Than What You're Paid 

Make a difference in your community.
  • Constant support. Receive in-person training and on-site support from teachers and supervisors.
  • Invest in yourself. Gain real world experience through hands-on work serving your community. 
  • Sustain. Offset gas and travel expenses with a nominal monthly stipend.
  • Pay for school. Complete a year and earn an Education Award to use for tuition or school-related costs.
  • Network. Join a network of thousands of fellow service members who share your passion and commitment to bettering our communities.
  • Valuable experience for your future. Gain employment opportunities, recommendation letters, and impressive experience to put on your resume and job or graduate school applications!
  • A sense of giving back. Make an impact in your community, and enjoy the feelings of gratitude and thanks people have for your service. 

Your Year of Service

"So far I have really learned about the community building aspect that comes with serving those in the food insecurity area. As much as we are all about providing for those who need the food, we also create this sense of care and belonging to those who we serve. It’s really amazing to see how far these kinds of actions go, no matter how simple they may seem on the surface level"

- Anton De Vera, UCR College Corps Food Insecurity Fellow

Your Committment and Ours

As a College Corps Fellow, you are responsible for holding certain obligations.
  • Serve 15 hours per week with College Corps assignment from September 2023 to June 2024; summer option to extend into July may be available.
  • Record and submit bi-weekly timesheets.
  • Participate in and help recruit volunteers for community service projects, usually on Saturdays, or on State/National holidays observed by California Volunteers as a State/National Service Day.
  • Attend monthly training sessions provided by UCR College Corps; typically on Fridays or Saturdays
  • Duties based on your assigned focus area and site. 

By completing these obligations, you will be able to earn:
  • Up to $10,000 to be distributed during and after your year of service.
  • Access to training, networking, and professional development opportunities
  • Real world job experience and skills to add to your resume.
  • The opportunity to work towards a common purpose alongside young leaders from across California.