Campus Climate Action Corps will place teams of 2-6 AmeriCorps members at U.S. colleges and universities to build capacity to create change that leads to increased energy efficiency and improvements for at-risk ecosystems. 

Image
Woman wearing an AmeriCorps T-shirt and standing in front of a large glass window with bright greenery outside

Host site benefits

  • Access to a motivated and mobilized team of AmeriCorps members who can increase capacity on campus and in your community around environmental stewardship, climate action, energy efficiency and weatherization. 
  • Receive resources (time and expertise) to be at the vanguard of innovative civic engagement practices to address community problems and climate change in underserved communities.
  • Have the opportunity to network, collaborate, and resource share with other environmental leaders and host site campuses and regions.
  • Make a positive difference on campus and in underserved communities to address climate change.
Apply

Host site responsibilities

  • Assign a host-site supervisor to support a team of AmeriCorps members (typically 2-4/hrs of supervision per week dependent upon size of team). Please note that all host site supervisors will need to clear a federal and state background check. 
  • Help recruit members, including current and former students,  to serve at your host site
  • Approve AmeriCorps member hours,  provide day-to-day support around community building and projects, providing supplemental training including orient members to your campus, campus protocols and community. Campus Compact will manage AmeriCorps member training, program design, and implementation.
  • Document in-kind contributions and contribute to progress and member evaluation reports as needed.
  • Attend Campus Compact host-site supervisor training and maintain regular communication.
  • Adhere to AmeriCorps policies, including prohibited activities, compliance, and reporting requirements.
  • Sign a Memo of Agreement and ensure payment of any CCAC host sites fees to assist with member training and program implementation.

Fee structure

Host Site fees are paid to Campus Compact to help provide support for CCAC member orientation, ongoing trainings, professional development, registration and travel to attend an AmeriCorps state commission conference, member recognition/gear items and basic environmental education event materials that are critical to helping meet the cost share requirement from AmeriCorps. 

  • Full-Time members (1700 hours):  $6,000 annual fee per FT member (Paid to Campus Compact)
  • Three-Quarter-Time members (1200 hours): $4,500 annual fee per TQT member (Paid to Campus Compact)
  • Half-Time members (900 hours):  $3,000 annual fee per HT member (Paid to Campus Compact)
  • Reduced Half-Time members (675 hours): $2,250 annual fee per RHT member (Paid to Campus Compact)
  • Quarter-Time members (450 hours): $1,500 annual fee per QT member (Paid to Campus Compact)


Minimum-Time Member (300 hours) incentive benefit/stipend:  Since minimum-time members do not receive a stipend from AmeriCorps and recognizing the importance of providing some financial assistance to help support student engagement and access, we encourage each CCAC host site with minimum-time members to provide each member with a small stipend of at least $250 as an incentive for their participation. The stipend should be paid directly to the member and can be supplemented or supplanted, for example, with work-study or internship credit from their higher education institution. Minimum-time members will also receive $1,459.26 Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards from AmeriCorps at the successful completion of their term of service.

How to apply

To become a host site, your institution must be a member of Campus Compact. We also encourage all potential host sites to attend or review a host site information session.

  1. Review the Request for Proposals document to learn more about program requirements, timelines, and more.
  2. Complete a CCAC application. The application will require your institution to answer some basic questions regarding your proposed project and capacity to support AmeriCorps members.

Interested campuses may also reach out to Sally Slovenski, CCAC Program Director, at sally@mainecompact.org with questions or to indicate interest in applying.

Request for Proposals Policy Document

Read our full Request for Proposals document for 2024-2025 host sites.