What is Community Outreach?
The University of West Georgia’s Community Outreach Program is a partnership between Student Employment and the local communities. UWG students are given the opportunity to work by giving back to the community. The Community Outreach Assistants (COA), work off-campus in non-profit organizations in the surrounding areas.
Community Outreach is part of the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Community Service program. To become a COA a student must be offered FWS on his or her Financial Aid Award, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must have reliable transportation to the assigned work locations.
The COA positions are listed as an FWS position along with the other FWS job listings on Handshake. For more information on how to apply you can visit: I’ve been awarded FWS. How do I get a Job?
In addition to the regular FWS job application process, each prospective COA must sign a consent form to allow a criminal background investigation. Student Employment will review the applications, and notify selected applicants.
Orientation and Organization Assignment
COAs are required to attend orientation. This orientation is conducted with Student Employment.
Community Outreach Organizations
Below is a current list of organizations that Student Employees are currently working: