What is the virtual companion?
“The Virtual Companion” is a free offering where every service year corps member serving in a position on ServiceYear.org receives tailored email messages throughout their service year with content adapted to best support them based on where they are in their service year journey.
How does the Virtual Companion Work?
In order to participate in The Virtual Companion, your service year program needs to enroll the corps members you recruit through ServiceYear.org, and invite your other corps members to join. The Virtual Companion system will then use your service year corps members’ start and end dates to divide their service year into quarters, ensuring that they are receiving the right content throughout their year directly to their inbox. Service year corps members will receive around one message every other week throughout their year with helpful resources and reminders to keep them on track
What content do The Virtual Companion messages cover?
Your service year corps members will receive messages that fall under the general topics outlined below. For a complete list of messages, please read our resource hub article.
- Pre-Service: PREPARE TO SERVE
- Quarter 1: START OFF RIGHT
- Quarter 2: SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS
- Quarter 3: PREPARE TO TRANSITION
- Quarter 4: WRAP UP WELL
What other content will service year corps members receive during their service year?
In addition to The Virtual Companion messages, service year corps members will receive the monthly Corps Members & Alums newsletter, invitations to specific events such as Virtual Career and Higher Education Fairs, and invitations to Service+Tech and other information on new initiatives and resources.