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California Energy Service Corps Program The California Energy Service Corps AmeriCorps Program is a partnership between the CCC and three local conservation corps programs.  Young adults will install energy-efficient and clean energy systems as well as water-saving devices in the homes of low- income residents.  Participating are the CCC’s San Diego, Los Angeles, Los Padres and Monterey Bay centers; local corps partners are the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and the Orange County Conservation Corps.


Corpsmembers (AmeriCorps members) will receive certificated training and will serve in small specialized crews under the supervision of energy efficiency and clean energy professionals.


Focusing on energy conservation, corpsmembers will conduct energy audits and weatherize homes for low-income residents. Weatherization involves improving the “building envelope” by repairing, replacing and/or installing windows, doors, roofing and  ducts, insulation, weather-stripping, lights, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, energy-efficient appliances, water heaters, and low-flow toilets and showerheads. Four of the sites will also have corpsmembers installing photovoltaic (solar) panels for low-income homeowners.


Public buildings may also be targeted for energy efficiency and clean energy improvements.


Corpsmembers will install water-saving devices in homes and structures as well include the devices in outdoor landscaping.  These devices will include low-flow toilets, showerheads, faucets and appliances. Other activities will include the design and installation of rainwater containers, the planting of drought-tolerant native species and the installation of water-efficient irrigation systems such as drip irrigation.


Along with the participation of the AmeriCorps/corpsmembers, community volunteers will be recruited to expand the reach of the program.


The work will take place in Imperial, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.



        California Energy Service Corps 2010-11 Forms & Information

          Member File Checklist

          Member Application

          AmeriCorps Enrollment Form

          AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements

          National Service Criminal History Check Documentation

          Education Documentation Form

          Publicity Release Form

          AmeriCorps Child Care Brochure

          AmeriCorps Child Care Application

          AmeriCorps Child Care Application Checklist

          IRS W-9 Form

          AmeriCorps Child Care Provider Application

          AmeriCorps Child Care Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

          Benefits Declination

          MyAmeriCorps Instructions

          Compelling Personal Circumstances Policy & Procedure

          Compelling Personal Circumstances Petition

          CESC Member Orientation Checklist

          CESC Performance Measures

          CESC Member Evaluation

          CESC Member Timesheet

          CESC Program Calendar

          CESC Term of Service Suspension Form 

          CESC Term of Service Reinstatement Form         

          AmeriCorps Exit Form


CESC is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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