Under a new amendment to California Labor Code Section 1720.4, the volunteer exception covering volunteers, volunteer coordinators and work performed by California Conservation Corps or by Community Conservation Corps has been extended from January 1, 2012, to January 1, 2017. The extension means that at least until January 1, 2017, volunteers working on public work projects such as construction, alteration, demolition, installation or repair work performed under contract and paid for in whole or in part out of public funds, will not be required to be paid the prevailing rate of per diem wages generally required to be paid to public work project workers.