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California is facing challenges such as homelessness, climate change, poverty, and natural disasters. If we are going to be successful in tackling these issues, we need to harness the power of our greatest asset, the 40 million people who call California home.

One injured at anti-Trump demonstration after police car speeds off with protester on roof

A protester at an anti-Donald Trump demonstration in California, was injured after being thrown from the roof of a Highway Patrol vehicle. The demonstrator climbed onto the hood of the vehicle at the protest in Sacramento where president Donald Trump visited on Monday. Video from bystanders shows that the officer continues to drive and after…

California judge halts injunction forcing Lyft and Uber to treat drivers as employees as they threaten to leave state

A California appeals court granted a stay on an injunction Thursday that would have forced Uber and Lyft to re-classify their contract workers as employees after the companies threatened to shut down their operations in the state. The companies recently lost a court battle against Assembly Bill 5, which would have forced the companies to…

There’s More to Coachella Than Beyoncé

For many, the name “Coachella” brings to mind the popular music festival that attracts hundreds-of-thousands of people from all over the country to jam out to their favorite artists. This year’s Coachella Valley Music Festival was headlined by music icon, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, whose groundbreaking performance was dedicated to the power of education. From casual fans…

Through the Fire

Imagine arriving in a new community, excited about the service year ahead of you, only to find this community and the people you hoped to help completely upended by disaster. Last year, CalSERVES AmeriCorps members experienced just this. However, instead of running from this disaster and what was left in its wake, the AmeriCorps members…


Who We Are

Led by the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, California Volunteers is the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering and civic action to tackle our State’s most pressing challenges while mobilizing all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities.