Federal Work Study/Community Service

The CWS Federal Work-Study/Service Program allows students receiving Federal Work-Study funds to volunteer at a local nonprofit organization.

This program allows students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning their work study funds. Federal Work-Study positions are available in areas such as health care, education, literacy, math tutors, social services, legal services, environmental issues, and housing.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

STEP 1: Verify with the Student Employment Office (1ST Floor Schneider Hall) that you receive Federal Work-Study.  If you are unsure of your eligibility for Federal Work-Study, contact Student Employment at sfs@wellesley.edu.

STEP 2: Complete the I-9, Direct Deposit, and W-4 Forms. For more information go to the Student Employment website.  You only need to complete this paperwork once during your time at Wellesley College.  

IF YOU VOLUNTEER WITH A CWS AFFILIATED GROUP:

STEP 1: Students who would like to volunteer at a CWS or Wellesley College affiliated volunteer program (listed below) must complete the google form for affiliated groups.

CWS and Wellesley College Affiliated Programs:

  • Bridging the Gap, Boston, MA
  • Campus Girl Scouts, Wellesley, MA
  • Chinatown After School Program, Boston, MA
  • Let’s Get Ready!, Framingham, MA
  • METCO Tutoring Program, Wellesley, MA
  • Mission Hill Afterschool Program, Roxbury, MA
  • REACH, Cambridge, MA
  • Science Club for Girls, Boston, MA
  • Stronger Communities, Stronger Schools, Boston, MA

STEP 2: Volunteers need to have a contact person from your nonprofit host organization or a student coordinator send an email to Katie Koski (kkoski@wellesley.edu) confirming participation in the program.

STEP 3:  Once you are approved and enrolled in the Federal Work-Study/Service program you will receive notification via email stating that you have been approved and enrolled. The approval and enrollment dates are below.  All of your information (including supervisor/coordinator confirmation email) must be submitted by 9:00 AM on the dates listed below.  It may take 1-2 weeks after you have been enrolled before the position appears on your payroll in Banner. Any hours worked until this time can be added as retroactive time once you have access to submit your hours.

  • September 30, 2014
  • October 14, 2014
  • October 28, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • November 18, 2014
  • December 3, 2014

STEP 4: Begin submitting your timesheet on the submissions dates listed on the student payroll calendar.  Click here to view the student payroll calendar and submission dates.  Please note that student payroll must be submitted online. Wellesley College students can get more information about logging in to your timesheet by going to this site.  Only submit your timesheet at the end of each two week pay period and before the pay period's submission deadline. 

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER WITH A NEW ORGANIZATION:

STEP 1: If you would like to volunteer at an organization you have identified on your own please schedule an appointment with Katie Koski via MyCWS and bring her the completed the Federal Work Study/Community Service application to be considered for the program.

STEP 2: Your new placement host site supervisor my email Katie Koski at kkoski@wellesley.edu confirming your volunteer placement and hours.

STEP 3:  Your application will be submitted to the Student Employment office for review and approval.  Please note that this process can take a few weeks. 

STEP 4: Once you are approved and enrolled in the Federal Work-Study/Service program you will receive notification via email stating that you have been approved and enrolled. The approval and enrollment dates are below.  All of your information (including supervisor/coordinator confirmation email) must be submitted by 9:00 AM on the dates listed below.  It may take 1-2 weeks after you have been enrolled before the position appears on your payroll in Banner. Any hours worked until this time can be added as retroactive time once you have access to submit your hours.

  • September 30, 2014
  • October 14, 2014
  • October 28, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • November 18, 2014
  • December 5, 2014

STEP 5: Begin submitting your timesheet on the submissions dates listed on the student payroll calendar.  Click here to view the student payroll calendar and submission dates.  Please note that student payroll must be submitted online. Wellesley College students can get more information about logging in to your timesheet by going to this site.  Only submit your timesheet at the end of each two week pay period and before the pay period's deadline. 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Salary: Student participants are paid by contributions from the Federal Work-Study Program (75%) and the nonprofit host organization (25%). All Federal Work-Study/ Service Program placements are paid at $9.00 per hour and students average 10-12 hours of work per week.

If the organization is unable to pay the 25% due to financial restrictions, or if they are a public school or nonprofit educational program, they may be exempt from paying the 25%.

 

 

 

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Colleen Calcagni
Administrative Assistant
ccalcagn@wellesley.edu
781.283.2554

Katie Koski
Program Director, Service
kkoski@wellesley.edu
781.283.2357


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