Iowa College AmeriCorps Program

The Iowa College AmeriCorps Program (ICAP) was created to increase levels of volunteerism among college students in Iowa as part of their academic experience, while engaging them in their local campus community. 

Program Impact

2015-2016 Exit Paperwork

Exit Packet Download:


Early Exit Packet Download:

2016-2017 Enrollment Forms

The following packet can be completed by members recruited to serve in 2016-17. Background Check forms including fingerprint cards must not be processed until September 2016. If desired, campus host sites can send completed fingerprint cards to Iowa Campus Compact to be processed in September 2016.Any costs incurred (e.g., fingerprinting fee) to host sites can be invoiced to Iowa Campus Compact beginning September 1, 2016. Invoices submitted prior to this date will not be honored. Iowa Campus Compact will not reimburse members directly for any background check costs or associated costs. Campus host sites must make arrangements to reimburse students directly as AmeriCorps members are not allowed to pay their background check costs.

 Part Time Member Enrollment Packet (300 Hours):

The following packet must be submitted to Iowa Campus Compact no later than three (3) days prior to the member’s first day of service. Scanned documents must be submitted to iowacollegeamericorps {at} gmail(.)com

Download the packet: 2016_icap_memberapplication-v02

ICAP Service Site Survey: 2016_ICAP_PrePostSurvey-v01

IowaGrants Timekeeping

Iowa Grants Registration:

Iowa Grants Member Timekeeping Tutorial:

Supervisor Timesheets Tutorial:

 USING YOUR EDUCATION AWARD FOLDER

1.) Iowa Campus Compact Education Award Training
2.) CNCS Segal AmeriCorps Education Award  Training

 

CAPACITY BUILDING AND VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT FOLDER

Iowa Campus Compact Capacity Building and Volunteer Management Training

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT TRAINING FOLDER

1.) Iowa Campus Compact Civic Engagement Training
2.) CNCS Civic Engagement Training: Moving Volunteers from Service to Civic Engagement

 

DISASTER TRAINING FOLDER

You will only need to use one of the trainings in order to meet the basic training standards for ICAP.
1.) Basic Disaster Preparedness
2.) Intermediate Disaster Preparedness
3.) Disaster Recovery Training: Campus Preparedness
4.) Disaster Response, Relief, & Recovery
5.) CNCS Disaster Services Online Orientation Access this Training
6.) CNCS Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Times of Disasters Access this Training

 

COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING FOLDER

1.) Iowa Campus Compact’s Communication and Professionalism Training
2.) CNCS Disability Inclusion Training: Creating a Welcoming Environment Access this Training
3.) CNCS Disability Inclusion: Communicating with People with Disabilities Access this Training
4.) CNCS Disability Inclusion Training: Effective Communication, Alternative Formats, and Web Accessibility Access this Training 

 

LIFE AFTER AMERICORPS TRAINING FOLDER

1.) Iowa Campus Compact Life After AmeriCorps Training
2.) FEMA Corps Training
3.) CNCS Life After AmeriCorps Training: What’s Next: Life After Your Service Year
4.) AmeriCorps Alums Network Trainings: Life After AmeriCorps

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Below is a listing of trainings that don’t count toward your ICAP training requirements, but you may find of interest. You can complete any of the trainings below and count those hours on your timesheet.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND STRENGTHENING

 

CNCS Training: Part 1: Strengthening Your Organization, Your Community, and Your Projects
CNCS Training: Part 2: Asset Mapping

DISABILITY INCLUSION

 

1.) CNCS Training: Modern Disability 101
2.) CNCS Training: Why People with Disabilities Benefit Your Program
3.) CNCS Training: Inclusive Outreach and Recruitment
4.) CNCS Training: Physical and Programmatic Access
EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS AND MENTORING
1.) CNCS Training: CNCS/LEARNS Tutor Training
2.) CNCS Training: Youth Impact: Starting and Strengthening Quality Programs 
RESOURCE AND FUND DEVELOPMENT
1.) CNCS Training: Build Fundraising Volunteer Champions
2.) CNCS Training: Corporate Motivation and Reponses
3.) CNCS Training: Funding Challenges can work for you
4.) CNCS Training: Individuals Writing to Individuals
5.) CNCS Training: Writing Proposals
VOLUNTEER LEVERAGING
1.) CNCS Training: Advanced VISTA Volunteer Management
2.) CNCS Training: Engaging College Students as Volunteer Leaders
3.) CNCS Training: Leveraging Partnerships for Community Impact
4.) CNCS Training: Making the Connection: SaYES to Intergenerational Service-Learning
5.) CNCS Training: Nonprofit Readiness Toolkit
6.) CNCS Training: On-Site Project Management
7.) CNCS Training: Project Planning
8.) CNCS Training: Utilizing Volunteers as Project Leaders
9.) CNCS Training: Volunteer Management

Background Checks

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation

Support Operations Bureau, 1st Floor

215 E. 7th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Supervisor Timesheet Training

Performance Measure Training

Download the Performance Measure Guidance: 2016_ICAP_PerformanceMeasures-v01

Download the Survey Instructions: 2016_ICAP_Instructions-v01

Download the Survey Greeting Letter: 2016_ICAP_GreetingLetter-v01

Download the Service Site survey: 2016_ICAP_PrePostSurvey-v01

Claims/Expense Training

Watch the recorded training: https://youtu.be/gshJmlYgmGM

Additional financial resources: