AmeriCorps Member Resources

How to Exit your AmeriCorps Term Successfully

Follow these guidelines for how to complete your term successfully (click here).


How to Use Your Education Award

After successfully completing your term of service, you are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.

You can access your Education Award through your My AmeriCorps Portal. Your Education Award amount is listed out in your Member Service Agreement.


Pay Educational Expenses

You can use your education award to pay current educational expenses at eligible schools and at certain GI Bill-approved educational programs for veterans.

Eligible schools are higher educational institutions, both domestic and foreign, that currently participate in the Department of Education’s Title IV student aid programs. This category includes most post-secondary colleges, universities, and technical schools.

Find out more.

Repay Qualified Student Loans

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can only be used to repay the qualified student loans listed below:

  • Loans backed by the federal government under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (except PLUS Loans to parents of students)
  • Loans under Titles VII or VIII of the Public Service Health Act
  • Loans made by a state agency, including state institutions of higher education

My AmeriCorps is the official portal for all AmeriCorps programs and members. You will receive an invitation via email to apply. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see anything!

Follow these instructions on how to accept your invitation and enroll in the program.

Pre-Orientation Training Videos

Prior to your orientation, Iowa Campus Compact staff will send you training videos that dive deeper into specific AmeriCorps topics. Each member is required to watch these videos before their orientation is held.


You can view a copy of the orientation agenda here.

All CCA members should have at least 1 training hour logged for their term of service. Some important things to keep in mind for training:

  • Trainings cannot be for or about any of the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities (as outlined in your Member Service Agreement)
  • You cannot exceed 20% of your hours in the training category.
  • Training hours should be directly applicable to your Position Description and service activities. They should also be something you discuss with your site supervisor.
  • As a rule of thumb, anything hosted by Iowa Campus Compact staff for members can be considered as “training” hours unless otherwise stated.
  • Most training hours should be scattered throughout your term of service. Unless you get permission from IACC staff, you should not have a large chunk of training hours at the end of your service term.
  • Time spent travelling to or from a training (i.e. conference) can be counted as service hours.
  • Trainings can be counted for service hours even if they are outside the state of Iowa.

IAMNCC Opportunities

Training Archive

You will only need to use one of the trainings in order to meet the basic training standards for CCA.

Additional On-Demand AmeriCorps Training Site

The VISTA Campus has great resources for AmeriCorps members, including recorded trainings and much more!

Training resources:

OnCorps Login

​1. Go to
2. Select 2020-2021
3. Locate Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program on the left hand side, and select Member under it.
4. Enter your Username and Password

Updating your profile/changing your password

1. Click on “View/edit profile” in the upper right



  1. Update your password and verify it.
  2. Click Save.

All CCA members are eligible to enroll in the AmeriCorps Member Assistance Program (MAP) facilitated by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) at no additional cost. Learn more about the program here.

Some benefits of this program include:

  • 24/7/365, toll-free telephonic mental health counseling services with master’s degree-level counselors;
  • Mobile application providing chat functionality, video counseling, and web portal of resources;
  • Personal Assistant;
  • Medical Advocacy;
  • Life Coaching; and
  • Legal/Financial Resources (30-minute free consultations)
  • AND Three face-to-face counseling sessions (to request, call the 1-800 number and request face-to-face counseling – in the time of COVID-19 counselors may be providing tele-health visits in lieu of in-person depending on your geographic location)

View the member orientation here.

This resource guide is a helpful tool for full time (1700 hour) and half time (900 hour) AmeriCorps members. This guide includes resources on:

  • Budgeting
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Food Assistance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Pet Wellness
  • Savings & Deals
  • Entertainment

Access the Campus Compact AmeriCorps Living Guide here.

Setting Up IWCC Account

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on “Activate My Account/ Change My IWCC Password”
  3. Complete the form

Pay Advice Access

  1. Go to
  2. Under “Quick Links,” click “Self-Service”
  3. Click “Employee” to see the full menu of options
  4. Click on “Pay Advice” to see your paystubs.
  5. Select the year and then the pay date/period that you would like to view.

W2 Electronic Consent

  1. Go to
  2. Under “Quick Links,” click “Self-Service”
  3. Click “Employee” to see the full menu of options
  4. Click on “Tax Information” and consent to electronic access to your W2.

If you do not want to access your W2 electronically, IWCC will mail you a paper copy to the address you provided in your hire paperwork. Additionally, after you exit AmeriCorps, IWCC will send your W2 to that address.

If, at any time, you need to update your address with IWCC, email Monique (mellefson {at} compact(.)org).

W2 Electronic Access

  1. Go to
  2. Under “Quick Links,” click “Self-Service”
  3. Click “Employee” to see the full menu of options
  4. Click on “Tax Information”
  5. Select the year you would like to view for your W2