WSC Monthly Bulletin October 2021

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October 2021

DEI training

Serve Washington and America’s Service Commissions are offering members a series of “Activate Allyship Racial Equity Learning” courses.  You can begin registering now and registration will be on an ongoing/rolling basis, offering up to 4 weeks of session options at a time!

If you’re interested in learning more about this workshop series, please reach out to your WSC Coordinator for more info.


New members and site staff, have you signed up for access to TimeTracker, our online timesheet system?
If not, follow the steps below. Allow 2-3 days for us to set you up in the system once you’ve sent us your TimeTracker Email Confirmation via our website.

1) Go to our website, click on either Member Resources or Site Staff Resources, and scroll to TimeTracker.
2) Watch the video or review the job aid on how to get set up.
We will email you when your account has been created.

Timesheets must be submitted by members AND approved by sites within 5 days from the end of the pay period (15th and 31st).

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Swearing In

Serve WA will be hosting their annual AmeriCorps Swearing-In Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 22 from 12-2pm. This optional event celebrates service and witnesses hundreds of national service members beginning their year of service by taking the AmeriCorps oath. 

The agenda includes exciting elements such as a Roll Call of Programs, an Alumni Panel, and a Break-Out Networking Session for members. A keynote address will be delivered by Breauna Dorelus of Connecting the Cause.
Register for this event here!

Planning for virtual service

 Even as most of Washington State continues to reopen after nearly 2 years of COVID shutdowns, many of our partners are still inquiring about pursuing virtual service options for members. Additionally, there may be times when COVID exposure will create a need for members to serve remotely for a short period of time so they don’t fall behind on hours.
Because of the continued uncertainty revolving around COVID, we ask that site staff plan ahead for virtual service options for members. As we did last year, please complete our virtual service form and send it to your WSC Coordinator upon completion. If you are a new site or do not have a virtual service form to use from last year, please reach out to us.

Member Benefits

Members, please take a look at our resources webpage for access to benefits you may be eligible for, including health insurance, food assistance, childcare assistance, stress management/mental health support, Segal education award, and more.

Check out our Member Resource Kit for tips about housing, transportation, and other ways to take advantage of your resources!

Register NOW for WSC annual training

Registration is now open for the WSC Annual Member Training event! As a reminder, this event will be hosted virtually through Zoom on October 19-21 from
1-5pm each day. If you are an AmeriCorps member who has not yet registered for this event, please do so here immediately..

If you have any questions about this event, please contact WSC Training Specialist Bryce Bateman.

Save the date - WRC trainings

The WRC Reading Power training will be held on November 2, 2021. This event will be live and hosted virtually through the Zoom platform.

WRC Playworks trainings for COVID Response Corps members will be held virtually on October 27 from 9am-12pm, and on November 10 from 1-4pm. Both trainings will cover the same information, so members only need to attend one of them. More information and links to join will be sent soon!

Keep an eye out for emails from Bryce Bateman with more information and links to join this training!