Marshall Unversity's Center for Teaching & Learning: Service Learning Program
Service Learning Program
Community Federal Work Study

If you are eligible for a Federal Work Study, have you considered becoming a paid volunteer?

Off campus Federal Work Study employment can be a way to build personal and professional skills, while working for a non-profit group or community organization in the Huntington Area. The Marshall University Community Federal Work Study Program partners students with organizations that aim to improve the Huntington Area; through humanitarian programs, educational outreach and physical beautification. This program is one way Marshall can give back to the community and make a positive impact with its student body.

Being employed by a community partner to earn your FWS dollars:

  1. As soon as a Federal Work Study (FWS) award appears as part of your aid package, you are eligible to explore working at an off-campus site.
  2. Complete and submit the FWS Worksite Preference Form that was linked to your aid package being sure to say “yes” to the “Provide service by working off campus at a non-profit agency” option.
  3. Contact the liaison to arrange for an interview or to obtain more information about community service FWS.

Current Partners

  • CONTACT Huntington and Point Pleasant
  • Huntington Area Food Bank
  • United Way of the River Cities
    • Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership
    • Education Matters
    • Success By 6®
    • Financial $stability Partnership™
  • Branches Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Boys & Girls Club of Huntington
  • Read A Loud WV
  • Ebenezer Medical Outreach
  • River Valley Child Development Services
  • A Children's Place
  • The Wild Ramp
  • St. John's House
  • Tri State Literacy
  • Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital
  • CASA TEAM for WV Children

Many other organizations are eligible for partnership; if you have volunteered at a community organization consider returning as an employee!

Job descriptions can include any of the following, but varies depending on site of employment and supervisor’s digression.

  • Mailings
  • Data entry
  • Assisting with fundraisers
  • Answering phones or making calls
  • Basic web management such as an organization website or Facebook or other social media presence
  • Assisting with activities or other programs such as aftershool care
  • Promotion of the organization
  • Contact Volunteer base about Campaign or Event
  • Setting up information table at an event such as a health fair.

The student is responsible for personal transportation to work site and will be paid minimum wage hourly for up to 10 hours per week.

The student is responsible for tracking hours, entering the hours in University Web Time Entry and sending an authenticated time sheet to the Financial Aid Office before the conclusion of the pay period.

The student should be respectful and professional while at the work site, upholding a high standard of personal integrity and being proud to attend Marshall University.

For more information please contact the CSFWSP Coordinator through the Service Learning Office located in Old Main B2, or by telephone at 304-696-6018. Leave name email and return phone in a message and mention that you are interested in Community Service Work Study.