Who is eligible to apply to the College Corps?
Current college students 18 years or older who are enrolled in a Connecticut college or university in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate degree program OR a current Connecticut resident college student attending an out-of-state institution.
How long is the commitment?
The commitment of being a corps member runs from July 19 to August 20, 2021. The recruitment, selection and hiring process will be ongoing until training begins on Monday, July 19, and runs for 5 days, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., through July 23, 2021. Corps members must have 100% attendance and complete all training modules to be considered for site matching and the stipend payment. The corps members are expected to report daily to their community-based partner placements based on their preferences but also based on the needs of different partners in different locations. These are in-person assignments, and corps members must have reliable access to transportation to their community partner assignments. Corps members are expected to be working full time, 35 hours per week, but their work schedule and hours may vary depending on the community partner’s needs.
What are the hours?
Corps members are expected to be available and working 35 hours per week or full time. The training period is included in compensation and will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 19–23, 2021. From July 26 – August 20, Monday through Friday, with the possibility of weekends, corps members will be working 35 hours per week, based on the community partners’ needs and taking into account the corps members’ preferences.
What will corps members be doing?
Corps members may be asked to do a variety of activities by community members but always in the service of helping them address vaccine hesitancy. Duties or tasks may include event planning or support, canvassing or engaging community members door-to-door, creating and supporting social media campaigns, supporting local community events, etc.
Is this remote or in-person?
Training will be provided online remotely. It will include a combination of live and on-your-own-time reading, discussion questions and other assignments. Assignments out in the community will be in person.