Community Work-Study

earn financial aid!

Get experience working at a nonprofit community partner

Through your classes at SLCC, you are gaining knowledge and skills that are preparing you for a career. You can get experience applying this knowledge and skills through the myriad work-study opportunities offered through the Thayne Center office and benefit community partners in the process. From working on campus in the Bruin Pantry to tutoring through America Reads or being directly placed at a nonprofit, we hope to make a mutually beneficial connection for you and our community partner.

If I sign up for America Reads, how will I learn to tutor?

You will learn to be a good tutor through the America Reads orientation, training from your America Reads partner sites, and ongoing trainings through the Thayne Center for Service and Learning. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your impact at your site through prompts and workshops. 

After filing your FAFSA, you can find out from SLCC Financial Aid about your work-study eligibility.The maximum work study award is $3,000 per semester. You can earn your federal work-study award at $11.00 to $13.00 an hour through our programs. Students interested in community work-study opportunities who are not eligible for work-study are welcome to pursue the opportunity as a volunteer and may be eligible for the AmeriCorps Education Award program.
The first step is to review the list of positions through the SLCC Jobs. search "Thayne" for all Thayne Center opportunities. If you have questions about the positions or want to brainstorm what might be a good fit for you, please reach out to Sam Collins for a meeting first to discuss the opportunities. After you have applied, there will be an interview and/or orientation process.
All responsibilities and duties will default to be conducted virtually/remotely as long as the state is at the red level for COVID-19. There will be an option to work in person or virtually/remotely if the state is at the orange, yellow, or green level for COVID-19.

Coordinator Information

Samantha Collins
Service Leadership Coordinator
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center STC 020E
(801) 957-4669