Enrolling with AmeriCorps

The paperwork and accounts associated with AmeriCorps can take a long time especially for new members (1 to 2 hours). It is advised that you begin on paperwork early to ensure there is enough time to ask questions and complete before your first day of service. (Print this page

These must be done before you begin service

  1. Complete the member information form (5 mins)

  2. Complete your Background checks ( 30 minutes work, 2-9 days processing time)

  3. Create and enroll your account with My.AmeriCorps.gov (20-60 min)

 

These Must be completed on your first day of service

  1. Complete paperwork-email and mail 

  2. Mail your member service agreement (Full individualized contract emailed by staff)- email and mail

  3. Create an OnCorps account for submitting timesheets 

  4. Create an ADP account (Paystubs and W-2)

1. Complete the Member Information Form (1-2 minutes)

This google form is used to gather information needed to invite the member to our program. No other steps can get started until we have that form.

2. Complete your background checks: (20-30 minutes) (Printable Instructions)

This is a TWO-STEP process through two separate accounts Truescreen and Fieldprint. 

1 of 2 Truescreen: 

This account is sometimes easier to complete with a phone because you will need to take a picture of your ID and upload it to the system. Otherwise, make sure you have your ID saved on your computer before beginning the process. 

  1. Habitat staff will invite each member to fill out a background check with Truescreen after receiving the Member Information Form. 

  2. Members will receive an email from Truescreen with the request to complete a check. 

    1. ​From: "applicationstation@truescreen.com"

    2. Subject line "Background Investigation Forms Requested"

  3.  Follow the link in the email to Truescreen. Then you will need to click “Sign up” and complete the forms from there.

  4. After filling out your personal information and checking off on disclosure forms, you will be asked to submit a picture of your government issued photo ID (Drivers licence, Green Card, Passport).

 

2 of 2 Fieldprint: 

To schedule a fingerprinting appointment, please follow these simple instructions:

  1.  Visit http://fieldprintcncs.com/ 

  2. Click "Schedule an appointment"

  3. Enter an email address under “New Users/Sign Up” and click the “Sign Up” button. Follow the instructions for creating a Password and Security Question and then click “Sign Up and Continue”. 

  4. Enter the Fieldprint Code-> FPCNCSHabitatIowa1652

  5. Enter the contact and demographic information required by the FBI and schedule a fingerprint appointment at the location of your choosing.

  6. At the end of the process, PRINT the Confirmation Page. TAKE the Confirmation Page with you to your fingerprint appointment, along with two forms (list below) of identification.

  7. If you have any questions or problems, you may contact our customer service team at 877-614-4364 or customerservice@fieldprint.com.

3. Create and enroll your account with My.AmeriCorps.gov (20-60 min)

 

This account is required for all members. Some members will have an account already. Some will have to create one. The system works best in the Internet Explorer browser. If you are missing something or have an error it is usually because the system needs to be in that browser. 

  • Part 1: Do not have an account/ Brand new to system: 

    • Fill out the enrollment form linked a website invitation from my.americorps.gov . After clicking the click, fill in your personal information. Then complete the form and finish with a new username and password.                 OR

    • Go to my.americorps.gov

    • Click "Apply to Serve" at the bottom of the screen

    • Fill out pages of information

    • The system will send you an email, which will let you create a username and password

  • Part 2: Next or Already have an account: 

    • Sign back into the system and click "enrollment form" along the left hand side of the screen *(This will only appear, if Staff have your paperwork above)

        • Make sure you are in “Member Home” and not “Applicant Home

    • Fill out the pages of personal information and click "save"

4.Complete paperwork-email and mail (30-60 minutes)

On your first day of service, members must complete the employee packet which was emailed by Habitat Iowa Staff. 

5. Sign your member service agreement (Full individualized contract emailed by staff)- email and mail (30 minutes)

 

One of the most important documents for your program year is your Member Service Agreement. This lists out the rules, expectations, and term of service for your service. The individualized contract will be emailed by staff by your first day. 

It is very important to go through all of the contract. 

 

  • Service term and pay

  • Benefits

  • Rules and Responsibilities

  • Expectations

  • Grievance procedures

  • Reasonable accommodation request

  • Much more

6. Create an OnCorps account  *(This will only appear, if Staff have your paperwork above) (1-5 minutes)

  • Go to this oncorps page  and click your year. 

  • Sign in with your Username (First letter of first name, Last name ex: Katie Zellmer = kzellmer, Mone Aye = maye)

  • And Temporary password, - sent by staff via email

7. Create an ADP account (Paystubs and W-2) (1-5 minutes)

After your first paycheck, members will receive an email from ADP, our payroll company, with instructions to set up an online account to access paystubs and other tax and payroll information.  

  • After you first paycheck, member will receive an email from “SecurityServices_NoReply@adp.com” with instructions on creating an account. 

  • You will use the link in the email along with the registration code provided. 

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