Resources for before the Service Year:
We are excited that you have committed to giving a year of service! Please review the information below to prepare for your term.
Criminal History Check
You need to submit a Criminal History Consent Form (available May 1, 2018 for the 18-19 service year) upon committing to serve. Please download, complete, and return the consent form to your site director along with the completed Verification of Service Letter
Please also include a copy of an appropriate ID:
- US Passport
- Birth Certificate AND State-issued Photo ID
- US Permanent Resident Card
Your site director will provide specific instructions for obtaining your criminal history checks prior to your arrival at orientation. Checks must be completed before the start of service.
As you prepare for the upcoming service year, please familiarize yourself with the Member Contract and the other documents you will need to complete to enroll in the program. Your site director will provide hard copies of the Member Contract for you to sign at orientation.
(Half-Year Enrollment Documents will be available in December):
- Member File Checklist 2017-18
- 900 Hour Member Contract 2017-2018 (available at orientation)
- CNCS Enrollment Form (available at orientation)
- Acknowledgement of Understanding (available at orientation)
- Communications Policy 2017-18
- Non-Discrimination Policy 2017-18
- Drug Free Workplace Act 2017-18
- Harassment Policy 2017-18
- Reasonable Accomodation Policy 2017-18
- Social Media Policy 2017-18
- Publicity Release 2017-18
- Emergency Contact 2017-18
- Health Care Sign-up 2017-18
- Health Care Waiver 2017-18
- Childcare signup form 2017-18
- If enrolling, apply at www.americorpschildcare.com
- 2017 Form W-4 – English
- 2017 Form W-4(SP) – Spanish
- Payroll Enrollment 2017-18
- Direct Deposit Enrollment-ADP
Forms should be signed and dated on your first day.
Resources for During the Service Year:
Health Insurance Information
Notre Dame AmeriCorps members are eligible* to receive Cigna health insurance through The Corps Network. Insurance for enrolled members will begin at the start of service and continue through the end of the member’s term.
*Note: NDA members with other primary health coverage as a subscriber or a dependent are not eligible for AmeriCorps coverage. Members who choose to utilize separate health insurance during their term must agree to maintain minimum coverage as specified by federal law.
Questions regarding benefits or claims should be directed to Cigna’s Benefit Hotline at 1-800-564-7642.
- Benefit Summary 2017
- How to Use Coverage 2017
- Eligibility Definitions and FAQ 2017
- myCigna Personalized Website
My Service Log
My Service Log (http://ndmva.myservicelog.org) is used to track the hours you serve throughout the year. All members must log at least 1700 hours to be eligible to earn the education award at the end of the service term.
During the 2017-18 service year, Notre Dame – AmeriCorps will be collecting information on two main Performance Measures: K-12 Student Engagement and Adult Education & Job Readiness.
K-12 Education: Student Engagement (measured by pre- and post-surveys)
Links to SurveyMonkey Engagement Surveys (K-12 Students Only):
- Pre Surveys:
- Post Surveys:
Adult Education: Job Readiness (measured by personal job readiness plans)
My AmeriCorps Portal
By logging in to My AmeriCorps Portal (the online system through which you submitted your AmeriCorps application), you can complete many tasks that will be valuable both during your term of service and afterward. Once enrolled, members will need to register to create a new Member/Alum account (this account will automatically be linked to their application account) in order to access these Member functions:
- Address Update
- Loan Forbearance (submitted after enrollment)
- Loan Interest Accrual (available after term of service is completed)
- Create an Education Award Payment Request (to use award)
- Retrieve 1099-MISC IRS tax form (required when your Education Award is used)
Other CNCS Resources: