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Federal Work Study Community Service Program


The Federal Work Study Community Service Program (FWSCS) encourages students who are awarded work study funds to work for the community. Community services are provided through jobs with local nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations and are designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs.

Community service jobs are in fields such as health care, child care, literacy training, education (including tutorial services), welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention and control, recreation, rural development, and community improvement, support services to students with disabilities, and activities in which students serve as mentors for such purposes as tutoring, supporting educational and recreational activities, and counseling, including career counseling.

What are the benefits of taking a Community Service position?

  • You can help improve the quality of life of members of your community.
  • You can earn your Federal Work Study funds.
  • You will gain solid work experience in areas such as public service, psychology, education, administration, etc.
  • You will acquire professional contacts in your community and school as well as networking opportunities.
  • You can make a difference!

What do I need to know about Community Service Work Study?

How do I apply for a Community Service position?

Work Sites

  • Baptist Medical Center
  • Bethlehem Center
  • Methodist Rehabilitation Center
  • Methodist Specialty Care Center 
  • Mississippi Children Home Services
  • Mississippi Children's Home Services CARES Center
  • Spencer Perkins Center

Open jobs are posted on College Central with a job type of Work Study and a job title beginning with FWSCS.