Federal Work-Study Requirement
Students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS) in their Financial Aid Notification may obtain positions at our authorized community service agencies. The University partners with community service organizations to allow students to do work that enriches the community while developing important professional skills.
FWS-eligible students who are interested in community service employment opportunities may view Community Service employment options on the JOBboard. Please note, 2021/2022 positions will be posted soon.
Community Service Agencies
Employers participating in the FWS Program:
- Will provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful community service
- Are committed to a long-term relationship with the University of Notre Dame to provide Student employment opportunities
- Understand and are willing to work within the constraints created by the scheduling needs of students
The authorized agencies for the 2021/2022 FWS Community Service Program are listed below:
For over 100 years, Big Brother and Big Sister volunteers have helped boys and girls from single-parent families make the sometimes difficult transition into adulthood. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The CSC is one of the proud heirs of the commitment and contribution to social service and social justice by Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, and alumni, since the founding of the University by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1842. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
Dismas House is a not-for-profit organization that provides housing and post-release services to adult men and women recently released from incarceration. Their residents receive support from a caring staff and hundreds of community volunteers, who serve as board members, cooks, tutors, mentors, and more.
The mission of REAL Services is to assist in establishing a community in which the people served by the organization can maintain their independence to the maximum degree possible and find meaning and satisfaction throughout their lives. Programs address the needs of education, nutrition, self-sufficiency, and protection for 30,000 people in Northern Indiana each year.
The Robinson Community Learning Center welcomes community and Notre Dame partners that strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend through relationship-building and educational opportunities. By promoting innovation and excellence, the Center builds individual capacity and enhances existing systems throughout South Bend.
St. Margaret's House improves the lives of women and children by providing individual attention to their immediate needs, breaking the bonds of isolation, and helping them acquire skills to better their lives. They believe that each woman is talented and gifted and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
The mission of Unity Gardens is to improve community health. The gardens provide food for anyone in need and bring diverse individuals together to grow, harvest, share, and eat healthy food. In addition to providing healthy food, Unity Gardens offers an educational component to help community members improve their health.