0650 Office of Planning and Research
Program Descriptions


California Volunteers is charged with increasing the number and impact of Californians involved with service and volunteering throughout the state. California Volunteers administers programs such as AmeriCorps and Disaster Volunteering and Preparedness, guides policy development to support the nonprofit and service fields, and leads the Service Enterprise Initiative, which empowers a nonprofit to more efficiently engage volunteers and effectively address community needs. Through the efforts of California Volunteers, Californians of all ages and abilities are provided ongoing opportunities to volunteer, to become better prepared to respond in emergencies and disasters, and ultimately, to embrace a lifetime ethic of service.