0650 Office of Planning & 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 Citizen Corps, guides policy development to support the nonprofit and service fields, and is responsible for the California Volunteer Matching Network (featured on CaliforniaVolunteers.org), which matches Californians with volunteer opportunities in their communities. 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.