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Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Member Orientation. Overview. General introductions Who is ORCC and what is AmeriCorps? What is Development Ed and Connect2Complete Member Service Agreement – review and sign Important info about your role What will you be doing? What are you unable to do?

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  • General introductions
  • Who is ORCC and what is AmeriCorps?
  • What is Development Ed and Connect2Complete
  • Member Service Agreement – review and sign
  • Important info about your role
    • What will you be doing?
    • What are you unable to do?
    • What do you get in return for your service?
  • OnCorps overview
  • Enrollment and paperwork!

This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) under AmeriCorps Grant No. 12AFHOR001004. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, CNCS or the AmeriCorps program.

who is oregon campus compact
Who is Oregon campus compact?
  • Mission
  • Programs
  • Staff
what is americorps
What is americorps?
  • Corporation (CNCS)
  • AmeriCorps State & National
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • AmeriCorps NCCC
what is developmental education
What is Developmental Education?


Coursework below the 100 level taken by students who have already achieved a high school diploma or GED but have been assessed as not ready for college-level work.


At some schools, AmeriCorps members may also serve with students without a GED or high school diploma or who are English language learners.

what s your role
What’s your role??
  • Work with developmental education faculty to plan and implement two service-learning projects, one of which must be on a National Day of Service
  • Connect with developmental education students to provide resources and support
  • Strengthen and build relationships on campus and in the community
qualified candidates
Qualified Candidates
  • Student in good standing at your school
  • 17 years or older
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Serve 300 hours within one year
  • Pass background check
member benefits
Member Benefits
  • $1,175 Education Award
  • Training & development
  • AmeriCorps network
standards of conduct
Standards of Conduct
  • Demonstrate mutual respect
  • Follow directions
  • Take concerns, problems, & suggestions to your supervisor/ORCC
  • Do not engage in prohibited activities
  • Represent AmeriCorps well
prohibited activities
Prohibited Activities
  • Attempting to influence legislation
  • Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes
  • Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing
  • Impairing existing contracts or agreements
  • Engaging in partisan political activities or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to Federal office or the outcome of an election to a State or local public office.
  • Participating in, or endorsing, events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation or elected officials.
  • Religious instruction or worship services
  • Providing a direct benefit to any
    • business organized for profit
    • labor union
    • partisan political organization
    • noncompliant non-profit
    • organization engaged in religious activities unless the position is not used to support those religious activities
  • Providing abortion services or referral
  • Conducting or funding voter registration drives
grievance policy
Grievance Policy
  • First bring concerns to your supervisor/ORCC
  • Bring fraud or criminal activity to Inspector General of CNCS
  • Refer complaint to immediate supervisor within 7 days
  • If not resolved work with ORCC/Oregon Volunteers
  • If not resolved, seek resolution through Alternative Dispute Resolution within 45 days of occurrence
  • Deadline of 1 year after occurrence
restrictions on fundraising provisions
Restrictions on Fundraising & Provisions


  • Members can only fundraise if the money is directly in support of their program
  • Fundraising includes in-kind donations, cash donations, and grants.
  • No federal grant writing
  • 30 hours (10%)


  • Members cannot duplicate an activity that is already available in the locality of the program


  • Members cannot displace an employee or position
release from service
Release From Service

Compelling Personal Circumstance


Violating Standards of Conduct

Dropping out for any reason not listed to the left

Member will no longer receive benefits or an education award.

Member may be suspended for up to 30 days pending investigation.

  • Disability, serious illness, or death of self or family member
  • Relocation of a spouse
  • Natural disaster
  • A strike
  • Non-renewal or premature closing of the project
  • Member can receive a pro-rated education award
what s missing
What’s Missing?
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Inclusivity
  • File review
  • Unemployment
  • Criminal history check
  • General overview of year
  • Hours/week (about 6)
  • Time off
  • What counts as service?
education award
Education Award



Federally backed

Principal versus payments

  • Where you can use it
  • Cost of attendance
  • How the award is paid out
  • Bonus!
  • Additional
  • Transferring Timeline
  • Taxes Term limit (max # of awards)
disciplinary guidelines
Disciplinary guidelines

Group A

  • Act professionally and ethically
  • Follow site supervisor’s and ORCC’s instructions and perform responsibilities to the best of your ability
  • Adhere to dress codes
  • Notify Site Supervisor of intent to be late or absent within 30 minutes of scheduled start time - must have reasonable cause
  • Follow all AmeriCorps Retention Project policies/procedures
  • Wear AmeriCorps service gear while at the Host Site or in the community while performing responsibilities as an AmeriCorps Member
  • Do not use inappropriate language (i.e. profanity)

Group B

  • Do not fraternize with college student mentors, mentees, Site Supervisors, or other participants of the Program
  • Do not falsify time logs or other program records
  • Abide by Civil Rights and Non Harassment Policy & Drug Free Work Place Act
  • Do not have unexcused absences
  • Do not engage in any activity that may physically or emotionally damage other Members, students, mentees, Site Supervisors, staff, or other people from the community 
  • Follow all local, state, and federal laws
  • Notify Site Supervisor/program staff immediately of criminal arrest/conviction while serving as a Member
limitation on fraternization
Limitation on fraternization
  • No non-professional relationships including:
  • Intimate/sexual relationships
  • Borrowing or lending money, automobiles, or other personal property
  • Engaging in financial or business dealings, or acting as an agent or sponsor with any commercial services
  • Allowing services to be performed (compensated or uncompensated) that have no reasonable connection with AmeriCorps Member activities
  • Gambling for goods, services, or money
  • Any activity and/or relationship that, in the judgment of the Corporation State Director, may be reasonably perceived to undermine discipline, good order, and/or morale
  • Socializing that might lead to the perception of a relationship or overtures to activities listed above
additional information
Additional information
  • Non-harassment policy
  • Reviewing Background Checks
  • Safety Procedures
  • Jury Duty
  • Armed Forces Reserves
  • Voting
oncorps timesheets

Why OnCorps

How to track your hours (video)


Other forms in OnCorps

enrollment paperwork
Enrollment Paperwork
  • Enrollment form
  • Coeus background check information
    • Application
    • Fingerprinting
    • What to do with the results


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