Calendar

Below is a combined calendar for both members and site staff. Not all items may apply to you. Use the navigation at the top of the calendar to view other months or change how dates are displayed.

News desk

We send out communication through govdelivery.com. Monthly bulletins, updates on program changes, and breaking news from past months are archived here.

Forms & resources

Forms

This form is available for your use during member selection. You may send this form to member applicant references in order to learn more about the applicant.

Application reference form (.docx)

Service sites may need to utilize an American Sign Language interpreter when hosting an AmeriCorps member with a hearing impairment. Click the link below for a list of ASL interpreters registered with Washington State.

ASL interpreters (.docx)

Insurance certificate samples to be used as a guide for what should be included on a certificate submitted to WSC.

School districts (risk pools) (.pdf)
Organizations (.pdf)

This form is to be submitted to WSC by a Sponsoring Organization prior to a change in a member’s project site staff during the program year.

Change of site staff form (.pdf)

This form is to be submitted to WSC to document a member’s activities during deployment to aid in disaster response efforts. Reference WSC policy #POL-160, Managing Member Deployment for Disaster Response.

Disaster response field reporting form (.xlsx)

All service-related accidents/injuries need to be reported to WSC/WRC. The effected member completes the first page of the report. Service site staff person completes the second page.

This form does not replace an L&I claim form.

Member incident report (.pdf)

This form is used twice during the member’s service term to document and acknowledge the member’s progress and performance during their service term.

Member performance evaluation form (.doc)/(.pdf)

*Download and open the form as a pdf to sign electronically.

1st evaluation due dates:

  • Members who started service in 2020- Due on 1/31/21
  • Members who started service in 2021- Due 30 days after start date

2nd evaluation due date:

  • Members exiting 5/31/21 or later- Due on 5/31/21
  • Members exiting before 5/31/21- Due on member’s exit date

The Member Service Agreement is the contract between membeers and WSC for the duration of the service term. It explains  benefits, rights and responsibilities as a WSC AmeriCorps member, as well as the expectations and responsibilities of the Sponsoring Organization.

Member Service Agreement (.pdf)

Member Service Agreement (.doc)

Members will complete this form prior to any alternative service activities. 

Teleservice authorization form

If the Sponsoring Organization ascertains that the Member’s position is the same or substantially similar to that of union-represented employees of the Sponsoring Organization or service site, the Sponsoring Organization must obtain and provide written concurrence of the AmeriCorps placement from the local labor organization. This sample statement provides an example of concurrence by a labor organization.

Sample of Union Concurrence Statement (.pdf)

Media and legislative support

AmeriCorps service terms are often full of noteworthy events. Our best practices for contacting media and legislators contains tips and resources that can help you make the most of your public appearances.

Contacting media and legislators best practices

Any person who is not a WSC/WRC AmeriCorps member, who appears in media shared with us must complete a photo release form before we can include the media in any publication.

Photo release form – English
Photo release form – Spanish

For service projects or community events you’ll be holding throughout the program year involving participation by your WSC AmeriCorps member(s), we would like to know what you may have planned, so we can help generate media coverage.

Please complete and return this questionnaire to your coordinator at least two weeks before your event or project.

Project/event information for media

Outreach resources

The AmeriCorps fact sheet is a concise, two page description of the AmeriCorps national service program.

AmeriCorps fact sheet (.pdf)

The Corporation for National and Community Service operates an ordering system, supplying service sites with official CNCS AmeriCorps marketing materials.

AmeriCorps marketing materials

The CNCS AmeriCorps branding guide describes standards and requirements when using CNCS or AmeriCorps symbols, speaking about AmeriCorps, publishing information related to AmeriCorps on paper, a wesbsite, or social media.

CNCS AmeriCorps branding guide (.pdf)

AmeriCorps, WSC, and WRC logos are available for your use. Follow the CNCS AmeriCorps branding guide when using these logos.

AmeriCorps – Washington (.jpg)
Service Corps (.png)
Reading Corps (.png)

Our recruitment resources are available for your use to promote Washington Service Corps positions in your area. The recruitment flyer contains an overview of member service term requirements and benefits, as well as WSC contact information. Our Service Corps and Reading Corps media templates may also be useful in your local recruitment efforts.

Recruitment plan checklist (.docx)
Recruitment flyer (.pdf)
Newspaper classified ad template (.doc): WSC ; WRC
Newspaper public service ad template (.doc): WSC ; WRC
Craigslist ad template (.doc): WSC ; WRC
Public service radio announcement template (.doc): WSC ; WRC
Blank poster (.doc): WSC ; WRC
Blank poster with pull tabs (.doc): WSC ; WRC

Our recruitment resources are available for your use to promote Washington Service Corps positions in your area. The recruitment flyer contains an overview of member service term requirements and benefits, as well as WSC contact information. Our Service Corps and Reading Corps media templates may also be useful in your local recruitment efforts.

Pre-interview
Screening Applications- 3 common red flags (.docx)
Requirements and benefits of service form (.docx)
AmeriCorps candidate readiness checklist (.docx)
Interview
Recommended interview questions form (.docx)
Post-interview
Recommended reference question form (.docx)

Display a WSC or WRC poster in a conspicuous location at your service site to show support for your member(s).

Service Corps poster (.pdf)
Reading Corps poster (.pdf)

Help us spread the word to potential members, service sites, and supporters. Our tipsheet contains some ideas about how to best promote the AmeriCorps program.

Tipsheet: How to spread the word about WSC/WRC (.pdf)

The WSC program brochure provides a concise description of the Washington Service Corps service requirements and benefits for potential members.

WSC program brochure- English (.pdf)

WSC program brochure- Spanish (.pdf)

Program and grant resources

Tips from fellow service site staff
Talk to a fellow service site staff

A number of service site staff have volunteered to be available to talk about best practices with other WSC site staff. Click the link below for their contact information.

Training

All site staff are required to take the required Core Online Trainings throughout the service term to ensure you have the foundational knowledge needed to successfully manage your AmeriCorps members. Initial enrollment training can be found on our website. All other trainings can be found on our Talent LMS (Learning Management System). If you are site staff person and have not received login information for our Talent LMS, contact our training specialist Bryce Bateman.

  1. Member enrollment
  2. Providing training & orientation

Member Training

All member training for program year 2020-21 will be held online.

  • Service Corps online training will be held October 26th-30th from 2pm-5pm each day.
  • Reading Corps online training will be held October 20th from 3pm-4pm.

Reporting

Quarterly reporting

Every three months, staff from each service site submits a report which highlights the successes and challenges of their WSC/WRC member(s), site progress toward performance measure goals, and what support is needed from WSC/WRC program staff. Quarterly reports will become available at least two weeks before the due date. Contact us if you do not receive an automated reminders from America Learns beginning 2 weeks before each due date.

Quarterly reporting due dates

Quarter 1: December 15th
Quarter 2: March 15th
Quarter 3: June 15th
Quarter 4: September 15th

Performance reporting instructions

Service Corps
Washington Service Corps established 1983

See the quarterly reporting training below for a general overview of how to submit performance data. For more detailed info on your specific focus area and performance measure, visit our data and performance measurement page.

Questions?
Email WSC Data Analyst Robert Brader or call (360)-890-3524​

Reading Corps

Washington Reading Corps serves both early learners and students in grades K-4. Select the performance measure instructions for your student population for an overview of performance measurement and data reporting expectations. See the categories below for more detailed information on specific reporting topics.

Similar to LAP (Learning Assistance Program), program participation and student growth data for all students receiving WRC services need to be submitted to OSPI’s CEDARS (Comprehensive Education Data and Research System) database. The due date for this submission is June 30th, 2021.

For more information on data reporting to CEDARS, review our FAQ document and the OSPI CEDARS manual.

Each quarter WRC site staff submit a report through the America Learns system, highlighting member successes/challenges, student progress, and support needed from WRC program staff.

For more information on how to complete the quarterly report, take a look at our quarterly report FAQ, and sample report form, or view our 7 minute quarterly report training video.

Questions?
Email WRC Data Analyst Andrew Kuka or call (360)-890-3521.

TimeTracker

We recommend using either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome when accessing Timetracker.

TimeTracker is a cloud-based service hours reporting system. Over the course of each month, WSC/WRC members record their service hours in the TimeTracker system. Every two weeks, members will digitally save and submit their timesheet to their site staff. Site staff will review the timesheet, returning the timesheet to the member for corrections if needed, and approving the timesheet if there are no corrections needed. Finally, a site and member services coordinator will review the timesheet and contact site staff if needed. 

Setting up your TimeTracker account:

Step 1: Review the 1st training video or read the transcript on how to set up a Secure Access Washington account (SAW) and login to the Time Tracker System. There is also a written job aid with visuals on this process.

Step 2Notify WSC of the email address you used to create your SAW account.

Step 3: Review the training videos or written transcripts below to learn how to use TimeTracker.

Forgot SAW username or password? Click here.

Experiencing problems in the system? Please contact your Program Coordinator

Step 1:  Review the 1st training video or read the transcript on how to set up an account and login to the Time Tracker System.

Step 2: Email Site and Member Service Lead, Joscelyn Minton, with your esd.wa.gov email address and which WorkSource office you’re at.

Step 3: Review the training videos or written transcripts below to learn how to use TimeTracker.

Experiencing problems in the system? Please contact your Program Coordinator.

After taking the above training please Click Here for your Knowledge Check.

Policies & procedures

Service management

This policy outlines expectations for those overseeing WSC members, including their responsibility regarding informing WSC of site staff changes, member orientation, disciplinary action, and retention strategies.

View POL#105

This Policy applies to the selection of all Washington Service Corps (WSC) AmeriCorps members, including Washington Reading Corps (WRC) and any other AmeriCorps project area managed by WSC.

All WSC AmeriCorps members must pass all grant-required Criminal History Checks in order to be eligible to serve or accumulate service hours in a WSC program.

Service Site Staff are exempt from this requirement. NSCHCs are NOT conducted on these individuals.

View POL#110

This policy outlines the responsibility of site staff to ensure service hours are reported correctly, and to provide their WSC member(s) with the opportunity to fully complete their service requirements.

View POL#120

This policy outlines the responsibility of site staff to ensure member service activities are allowable, and not prohibited by CNCS or WSC.

View POL#121

Abortion services policy details

Education vs. Lobbying policy details

CNCS guidance on 2020 Census activities

This policy outlines the process for selecting appropriate alternative service projects, and recording and verifying alternative service hours.

View POL#122
Alternative service form

This policy outlines standard practices for member leave under circumstances including holiday leave, administrative hold, disciplinary suspension, armed forces reserves, and jury duty.

View POL#123

This policy outlines expectations surrounding member participation in WSC regional trainings or the WRC institute, and the service site’s responsibility to ensure member attendance and reimburse member travel costs.

View POL#124

This policy outlines expectations for members and site supervisors when engaging in teleservice, including verifying service, maximum teleservice hours per month, the reporting of teleservice hours, and reasonable accommodations.

View POL#125
Teleservice approval & verification form

This policy outlines expectations for WSC member conduct, site staff responsibility for ensuring members understand rules of conduct, and standard disciplinary procedure.

View POL#130

This policy outlines expectations for WSC member appearance and use of service gear, and site staff’s responsibility to provide guidance on proper attire for the service environment.

View POL#131

This policy outlines expectations for managing member service related accidents and injuries, and site staff responsibility to ensure their member(s) follow WSC procedures in the event of a service-related accident or injury.

View POL#133
Member incident report form

This policy outlines expectations for the request and provision of reasonable accommodations, as well as the procedure for filing a discrimination complaint.

View POL#140

Reasonable Accommodation Definitions
Member request for reasonable accommodation form

This Policy/Procedure applies to all Washington Service Corps (WSC) AmeriCorps members, including Washington Reading Corps (WRC), and any other AmeriCorps project area managed by WSC, who wish to request a pro-rated education award due to compelling personal circumstances.

View POL#141

This policy outlines the standard procedure for the transfer of a WSC member from one sponsoring organization to another.

View POL#150

This Policy applies to all Washington Service Corps (WSC) AmeriCorps members, including Washington Reading Corps (WRC) and any other AmeriCorps project area managed by WSC.

Site staff may be granted the ability to refill member positions in the event of a member exiting early as long as the member has not completed more than 30% of their service term and additional member
placements are available.

View POL#155

This policy outlines the standard procedure for managing member deployment for disaster response, and the conditions of deployment.

View POL#160

This form provides guidance on how to help WSC member(s) apply for and receive child care.

View childcare benefits form

Member exit

Our member exit forms are now online! Contact your coordinator to get started.