WSC Monthly Bulletin - March 2020

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March 2020

Check your hours!

Spring Break is coming up soon for our members serving in schools. If your site will be closed and you are planning on taking time off, please check your total service hours beforehand to ensure you’re on track to reach your goal by the end of the service term. If you need to make up hours, we recommend seeing if there are extra projects or trainings you can complete at your site, or completing Alternative Service, Service-Learning Projects, or Teleservice as needed. Click the links above to review these policies, and contact your WSC Coordinator with any questions or concerns!


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2020-21 RFA

Do you know of an organization that could use the help of AmeriCorps members? If so, please direct them to our website, or have them call our office (888-713-6080) - we are still accepting applications for our 2020-21 program year!


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AmeriCorps Week 2020

AmeriCorps Week is March 8-14, and is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps -especially the members who give so much to our communities. During this week, we want members to share how their service is impacting under-resourced people and places. Members should plan to share their story with high school or college students, government officials, or other community members that can join or support our mission. Outreach resources, including a poster and presentation, and detailed instructions were recently emailed to members.


Tips for staying healthy

** Please watch for an email from WSC during the week of March 9 about planning for potential site closures due to COVID-19. **

 

Concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) provide an opportunity to review some essential tips as a first line of defense in avoiding becoming ill or spreading germs:

* Stay home when you're sick!
* Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
* Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve (instead of your hands).

The state's Department of Health has more information and daily updates about COVID-19 on their website.

Due March 16

Stories of service (submitted by members) and quarterly reports (submitted by site staff) are due on March 16. Here are some quick tips on how to write an engaging story of service. Members can also check out examples of great stories of service here.


Share with your network!

We'll be tabling at these upcoming career fairs; please share with anyone you think would be interested in serving:

JBLM 
March 17
11:00am - 3:00pm
Hawk Career Center BLDG 11577
North Fort JBLM

Pacific Lutheran Univ.
March 18
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Chris Knutzen Hall


"I’ve read statistics about the impact of nutrition education in schools and how it is correlated with healthier outcomes later in life, but this experience allowed me to see exactly how this plays out on an individual level."

Click here to read the rest of Frankie's story!

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