www.studentsinservice.org www.oregonstate.edu/communityservicecenter/ OSU In-Person Program Orientation Orientation Overview Overview of SIS What is direct service? Member Development? Review of SIS Member Flowchart Review SIS Member Agreement Review of Enrollment paperwork Questions?
NOTE: Please make sure to sign the SIS In-Person Orientation sign-in sheet provided by your SIS Campus Coordinator before completing this SIS In-Person Orientation
Students in Service (SIS) is a part-time AmeriCorps program that offers scholarships (education vouchers) to college students who serve their community.
By participating in the SIS program, you become part of the AmeriCorps national service network that improves lives and strengthens communities throughout the United States.
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) /AmeriCorps
Washington Campus Compact (WACC)
Students in Service (SIS)
Administered in CA, OR, AK, NV, WA, MT, ID, and HI including the US Territories of Guam, American Samoa, and Saipan (CNMI)
US Congress funds CNCS. AmeriCorps is a program of CNCS that is organized to promote community service in the United States. Washington Campus Compact applies for a grant from CNCS to fund the Students in Service program. Once WACC is approved for the competitive grant, WACC administers the program in AK, NV, WA, and ID while sub-granting program administration to Campus Compacts in CA, MT, HI, and OR
300 hours = $1000 (One year term of service)
A person can be awarded only two AmeriCorps awards in a lifetime.
The spirit of the idea of membership development/training is to develop something within yourself that can help you better serve your service site in your community
Member reviews SIS website and after reviews the “Pre-Service Online Orientation”.
Member scheduled and attends an In-Person Orientation with the SIS Coordinator on your campus.
Member completes enrollment paperwork within 2 weeks of In-Person Orientation.
Member attends In-Person Orientation.
Enrollment begins once the paperwork is approved by SIS Staff.
Once officially enrolled, and after 1-2 weeks of enrollment, Member is strongly encouraged to sign up for “My AmeriCorps” online account.Enrollment Phase
Member participates and recruits others (friends and family) for National Days of Service and other community events.
Member reflects on service provided and shares by writing a “Great Story” online and/or by participating in a campus service reflection session.
Member completes service hours at site(s) and completes monthly Time Logs.
Once at 90% completion of service, member begins exit paperwork.
Exit paperwork is passed in with final time log. Once approval is complete this signifies the end of your term of service.
Within 1 – 3 Weeks of exit, member will be able to use Education Voucher online for the next 7 years.
If Member has questions about the voucher, they can call the National Service Trust at 1-888-507-5962.Service and Exit Phase
Before enrolling, all members are required to read and fully understand the contents of the Member Agreement(found on the Community Service Center & SIS Websites)The next few slides touch base on important areas to especially understand
In order to enroll in the SIS program you must provide an acceptable form of ID
1 – For cause:
2 – For compelling personal circumstance:
(read) The member has not been actively participating in service during their term of service determined by the member completing less than 15% of service hours after 4 months of their start date and/or not being in contact with an SIS coordinator on the member’s campus over the past 4 months.
members can look at hard copies of the
paperwork as presenter reviews each form.
Can be found at:
Community Service Center website
NOTE: Complete all enrollment forms in pen!
Describe Direct Service:
Member Development Plan:
Required by Site Supervisor
Answer the 2 questions: