We are glad you are interested in joining AmeriCorps! With nearly 1 million members serving a variety of service terms in their communities since its inception in 1994, AmeriCorps is truly “Getting things done!”
The Utah Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program will enroll over 800 members during the 2012-2013 grant year, which is open for enrollment from August 15, 2012 until July 15, 2013. Members will serve a cumulative 325,000 hours; together, they will earn over $1 million in education awards!
We are excited for you to join our program and make a difference in your community.
Utah Campus Compact’s AmeriCorps Program offers fhree term options with respective education awards. Many institutions only offer one or two of these choices. Be sure you can commit to the service requirement before persuing enrollment in the progress.
- 300-hour term of service: $1,175
- 450-hour term of service: $1,468
- 675-hour term of service: $2,114
For more information on the types of service that qualify for our program, please view the document here.
For more information on the terms of service offered by your institution, please contact your campus coordinator. Currently, the Utah Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program is available to students at Utah Campus Compact member institutions. Students must serve at one of Utah Campus Compact’s Qualified Service Sites.
To get started in the Utah Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program you will need to attend an orientation and pass brief test afterwards with a score of 80% or higher. You may attend an in-person orientation (if offered by your institution) or one of our many orientations offered online. You can find our schedule of orientations on our events calendar here.
Once you complete the orientation, you will fill out your enrollment packet. We do not provide these online. You must speak with your campus coordinator to recieve one. Once you complete this with your site supervisor, you will need to make sure your campus coordinator receives it and sends it to us.
Here are some documents you may need to reference and/or complete to enroll in the AmeriCorps program.
- How to Do NSOR Checks
- Site Accessibility Survey
- Qualified Site Contract
- List of Utah Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program Campus Coordinators
We look forward to enrolling you in the AmeriCorps program! The most important thing you can do to make sure you are enrolled quickly is to completely fill out your paperwork, leaving none of the spaces blank. Please contact your campus coordinator if you have any questions or concerns as you go through the enrollment process.
Here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
Who are campus coordinators?
Campus coordinators are the people at your college or university who will support you as you enroll and complete your AmeriCorps term of service.
Your campus coordinator works closely and communicates with Utah Campus Compact. They will work with you and Utah Campus Compact if you have troubles during your service, if you are delinquent with your time logs, and when you enroll and exit from the program. They should be your first stop with questions, concerns, and paperwork. Here is a list of campus coordinators.
Who are site supervisors?
Site supervisors work at the non-profit, school, or government organization where you will be completing the bulk of your service hours. They will be the people who look at your time logs and approve them first. In some cases, you may have a faculty member who serves as your site supervisor. Here is a list of qualified service sites for the 2012-2013 grant year. If the place where you would like to serve is not listed, please take a Qualified Site Contract with you to your site when you begin the enrollment process. Supervisors cannot be a relative or friend and must be employed by the organization where you serve.
Who is Utah Campus Compact?
Utah Campus Compact houses the AmeriCorps grant which you will be participating in. They serve as a support to the campus coordinators and the site supervisors. If you have any problems which cannot be resolved by your site or campus, you can contact the staff at Utah Campus Compact at email@example.com.
When do I get my education award?
After you have fulfilled your duties as specified in your member contract and have completed all your hours, you will begin to exit the program. This process usually takes about two weeks. Once you are exited from the program, allow another two weeks for your education award to appear in your myamericorps portal.