Federal Work Study Community Service Placements

Did you know students eligible for Federal Work Study money can be paid to volunteer with community organizations? They can!

You can gain useful experience volunteering with organizations in and around Philadelphia while getting paid through your Federal Work Study funding. Use your work study money before you lose it AND give back to your community. It’s a win-win! And students working with off-campus community organizations get paid $10 an hour, more than any on-campus positions.

For Students with Federal Work Study

The most important thing is that you must be eligible for work study. The financial aid office will be able to tell you if you are eligible. If so, please contact AJ Young at a.young@usciences.edu for information about how to get started

For Organizations Interested in Hosting Work Study Students

The Federal Work Study program allows USciences students to volunteer with community organizations and be compensated for their time through Federal monies. Students are paid $10 per hour by the University with Federal grant money. There is no cost to your organization beyond those of a regular volunteer position.

Students work directly with organizations to set their hours and length of commitment. Students are allowed to work no more than 20 hours per week, though our students usually work somewhere between 5 and 15 hours per week.

Once you have been entered into our list of work study community placement sites, students will contact you directly to set up volunteer times, but please do not hesitate to reach out to CCC with questions or concerns about the process at any time.

Please contact AJ Young, Graduate Assistant for Community Service, at a.young@usciences.edu or 215.596.8734 for information on how your organization can be added to our list of community sites seeking work study students.

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