Frequently Asked Questions: Community Service

Questions:

► Eligibility

Who is eligible for a paid Community Service postion?
I have Campus Employment eligibility. Can I work at a community service agency?

► Procedures

How do I get a paid Community Service position?
Who is my employer - Notre Dame or the community service agency?
Can my schedule be accomodated?
I currently have an on-campus job, but would like to work a few hours with a community service agency. Can I have two different jobs?

► Transportation

Do community service agencies provide transportation?

Answers:

► Eligibility

Who is eligible for a paid Community Service position?

If your Financial Aid Notification includes Federal Work-Study, as opposed to Campus Employment, you are eligible to work for our Community Service agencies.

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I have Campus Employment eligibility. Can I work at a community service agency?

On a case-by-case basis, pending a review of your file, our office may be able to adjust your eligibility for Federal Work-Study. Before contacting a community service agency; please contact finaid@nd.edu to request a review.

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► Procedures

How do I get a paid Community Service position?

Community Service Employment opportunities are listed on the JOBboard. Present a printout of your Financial Aid Notification to the hiring manager in order to verify your Federal Work-Study eligibility. Copies of your Financial Aid Notification can be found within insideND in the My Financial Aid task.

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Who is my employer - Notre Dame or the community service agency?

Students employed through Federal Work-Study and work for a Community Service Agency are considered employees of the University of Notre Dame. The University issues student paychecks and W-2's.

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Can my schedule be accomodated?

Many Community Service jobs have flexible hours, while others may request students for specific times of the day. These times are outlined on each JOBboard posting.

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I currently have an on-campus job, but would like to work a few hours with a community service agency. Can I have two different jobs?

Yes, as long as your earnings at the Community Service position do not surpass the amount of Federal Work-Study offered on your Financial Aid Notification.

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► Transportation

Do community service agencies provide transportation?

You may inquire about transportation options with the organization for which you are interested in working. Some agencies are within walking distance, or accessible by public transportation.

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