Recognizing the need for communities throughout California to strengthen their disaster and emergency preparedness, OneOC, with the support of CaliforniaVolunteers and Corporation for National and Community Service, has developed a new AmeriCorps program called Resiliency Corps.


Resiliency Corps places AmeriCorps members throughout California to help local organizations enhance their disaster resiliency.  In times of emergency, it is crucial organizations are prepared to continue serving its communities.  To ensure this, Resiliency Corps Fellows will expand organizational capacity to respond to disasters by developing comprehensive disaster plans, strengthening partnership networks, and building a group of trained volunteers to support organizations during a time of disaster.


Partner sites hosting OneOC AmeriCorps Resiliency Corps (formerly DRVP) members, receive the following benefits:

  • An AmeriCorps Fellow within December 2016 to December 2017

  • 30-40 hours per week of AmeriCorps Fellow support

  • Stronger organizational capacity to support disaster preparedness and recovery efforts

  • At least 40 new volunteers and enhanced systems to support volunteer engagement

  • Resources to support the organization’s volunteer and crisis programs

  • A fully trained disaster response volunteer team of at least 15 committed volunteers

  • A comprehensive business continuity and disaster plan


OneOC AmeriCorps Application Process:

Step 1: To reserve your 2016-2017 AmeriCorps Resiliency Corps Fellow(s), please complete your OneOC AmeriCorps Commitment Letter (click here to download)


Step 2: Make sure to read, sign, and complete the following materials (click the links below to download):

  1. Partner Site Application
  2. Partner Site Application Information Sheet
  3. Volunteer Capacity Assessment (Baseline)


Step 3: Please email ALL completed paperwork directly to Samantha Vargas at [email protected]. Please note: Your non-refundable $1,000 deposit must be received before your application can be approved and the Fellow recruitment process can begin.