Federal Community Work Program Resources

The Federal Community Work Program was established in 1995 as a part of the Federal Work-Study Program. The Federal Community Work Program was designed to help improve the quality of life in the greater Wooster Community and Wayne County. Students that participate in this program work with local non-profit organizations in fields such as health, child and adult care, welfare, education, tutoring, and community improvement.

Students must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • U.S. citizen
  • Federal Work Study allocation in financial aid package
  • No on-campus employment (cannot work for program while actively working on-campus)

If you are interested in participating in this program and meet the above criteria, please contact Student Employment to complete the following before starting to work:

  • Pre-employment paperwork
  • Signed agreement between the student, agency or non-profit organization, and an HR representative

Community Work Program Guidelines:

  • Must be a current student at The College of Wooster
  • The student participant cannot exceed 20 hours per week
  • The student cannot work when they are scheduled to be in class, including online classes.
  • To participate in the Community Work Program a student must have a Federal Work-Study allocation.
  • The student participant will be considered an employee of The College of Wooster.
  • The work assignment is for the current academic year.
  • The student participant cannot exceed the amount of their Federal Work-Study allocation.
  • The student participant cannot have an on-campus job while participating in the Community Work Program.
  • The student participant must comply with the deadlines set for the submission of all paperwork and time cards.
  • Because student employment provides students with an opportunity to build professional and technical skills, your student workers should not work unsupervised. Supervisor’s should regularly monitor the student’s job duties and performance.

Continuation in the Community Work Program is contingent upon the student participant’s performance. The student can be removed from a particular assignment or from the Organization by The College of Wooster, either on its own initiative or at the request of the Organization at any time during the academic year.

If a student participant fails to meet the guidelines of the program they can be removed from the program.

The Federal Community Work Resources:

New Community Partner Request Form

Assessment for Federal Work Study Community Service Program
To become a partner with the College of Wooster’s Federal Community Work Program, a assessment and a job description will need to be completed and emailed to studentjobs@wooster.edu. The Office of Student Employment will follow up once the assessment has been approved or denied.

Nessasary Hiring Documents

1. Interested in apply? Please visit: Federal Community Work Employment
Students must complete an application before starting the hiring process. Once the application is completed please email or call the “Point of Contact” for the Community Partner you applied to.

2. Community Work Program Guidelines
The Community Work Program Guidelines must be reviewed, signed, and returned to the Office of Student Employment by the student worker before starting employment.

3. Community Work Agreement
The Community Work Agreement must be reviewed, signed, and returned to the Office of Student Employment by the student worker and the organization/partner before starting employment.

4. Community Partner Student Employment Action Form
The Community Work Agreement must be completed by the organization/partner before starting employment.

Once an application and all three forms are completed the student will be send the necessary documents for employment.

Note: It is illegal and unauthorized for a student worker to start work before completing paperwork and receiving all clear-to-work emails from the Office of Student Employment. Violation can result in the ending of the partnership.