Service year corps members enrolled on ServiceYear.org are eligible to apply for benefits through Service Year Alliance’s partnerships and become part of a broader service year community.
To enroll your service year corps members that you did not recruit through ServiceYear.org, you can create a pre-enrollment link from your recruitment listing. Once your corps members sign up via this link, you’ll be able to quickly complete their enrollment.
How it Works:
1. Complete a Listing: Make sure that you have a completed listing for the appropriate service cycle in the “Listings” tab in your organization dashboard. This listing can be public or private and does not need to be actively recruiting, but all required fields will need to be completed to access the link. Please Note: If you have not separately completed becoming certified, you'll need to first complete this step. Here is more info on becoming certified.
2. Create a Link: Create a pre-enrollment link by clicking directly on the name of the appropriate listing in your Listings tab.
This will take you to the Listing Summary page, where you can select the button for “Pre-Enrollment Link.” This provides you with a unique link that you can copy and email to your corps members.
3. Email the link to your service year corps members: See below for a sample template that you can use when emailing your service year corps members to sign up and become enrolled.
4. Enroll your service year corps members: When a service year corps member completes their pre-enrollment, a notification will be sent to the listing point of contact. At this point, you can return to your Listing Summary page to complete the enrollment. You can filter the view of "Candidates" on this page to show only individuals who have entered via your enrollment link. Simply click "Filter" and select the option for "Pre-enrollment link."
To enroll all service year corps members who have signed up via the pre-enrollment link at once, select the the checkbox at the top of the candidates section, click the "Enroll" button at the top of this table, and complete the brief enrollment form to finish the enrollment. Please note that if you are enrolling multiple members at once, you will need to select the same location, supervisor, and start/end dates for each individual. If you would like to differentiate this information for specific service year corps members, you can choose to enroll subsets of your service year corps members at the same time, or complete enrollments individually.
Emailing your service year corps members:
Once you've created a pre-enrollment link, you'll want to send it out to all of your accepted service year corps members so that they can sign up and become enrolled on ServiceYear.org. Below is a template you can use when communicating this opportunity with your service year corps members. Please feel free to modify or use your own language as most appropriate for your program when sending this out.
Subject: Join [INSERT ORGANIZATION NAME] on ServiceYear.org
Hi [FIRST NAME],
I'm reaching out to invite you to join [INSERT PROGRAM NAME] on ServiceYear.org, an initiative of Service Year Alliance. They are a nonprofit working to make a service year a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.
As an enrolled service year corps member on ServiceYear.org, you’ll be joining a broader service year community, and will be able to discover resources offered by Service Year Alliance.
Follow this link and fill out some brief information about yourself [INSERT PRE-ENROLLMENT LINK] to sign up on ServiceYear.org. We recommend using a personal email when creating an account. Once you complete this step, we'll be able to complete your enrollment on our end.