What is ICAP?
ICAP stands for Iowa College Americorps Program. It is an Americorps program through the National Corporation for Community Service. Coe students apply to be an ICAP member and then work 300 hours doing capacity building for a non-proft organization in the community and working on campus development. The focus of ICAP is on building capacity at whichever organization or organizations they work with. This often comes in the form of volunteer recruitment & management, but can extend far beyond that. For a list of capacity building activities, click here. Campus development includes raising awareness on campus not only of volunteer opportunities, but also services provided and community needs related to the organization(s) with which the ICAP member is working.
Please contact us at [email protected] or (319) 399-8660 with any questions.
What is Federal Work Study?
Federal Work Study is a program wherein eligible college students may work at local non-profit organizations and receive payment through the college’s financial aid program. Organizations wishing to have a work study student must fill out an agency agreement form and submit a brief job description. Then eligible students who are interested in the position will contact the organization to discuss the potential match. All work study arrangements must be approved by the organization, the Office of Community Engagement, and the student before the student may begin work.
If you have any questions about current work study arrangements or would like to have a work study student at your organization, please contact us at [email protected] or (319) 399-8660.
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