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Last updated on December 30, 2013

The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) processes more than 12,000 student applications for scholarships from December through March each year. We call this Scholarship Season. Applications are received in an electronic format, with supplementary documents received electronically and via mail services, and must then be scanned, saved and matched with the applications. Opportunities include the scanning and processing of these files and student transcript review.

Volunteers are welcome year round for a variety of agency activities, but scholarship season is an especially important time for us. Please come and join us - you’ll be making a difference in the lives of many students. Come for a day, a week or a month, you decide! Responsibilities associated with these positions vary by time of year, but may include:

  • Sorting, alphabetizing, filing or scanning documents
  • Reviewing transcripts for completeness
  • Photocopying application materials
  • Scanning and electronically processing materials
  • Shipping application materials to selection committees

Other tasks throughout the year may include out-going mailing projects, collating materials for distribution, data entry, or light computer work. One of the great things our volunteers appreciate most is the variety of projects. Another is the flexibility in scheduling, and ability to work in areas you prefer. Please contact us today, and we'd be happy to send you a volunteer packet, or you may download one from our website www.OregonStudentAid.gov Visit the VOLUNTEER tab to hear what our volunteers are saying!

OSAC has several opportunities and training is always provided. Volunteers must apply and successfully complete a criminal records check.
Qualifications - The most important thing you can bring to OSAC is the desire to make a difference. There are no strict requirements for these opportunities, but we definitely appreciate accuracy and attention to detail. Some other experience that can be helpful as well:
· Clerical, financial aid or education background
· Basic keyboarding skills
· Familiarity with MS Access & Adobe Acrobat helpful, but not required.
· Tolerance for working under deadlines is a plus, but not all of OSAC tasks are associated with deadlines.
· Familiarity with higher education helpful, but not required

Time Commitment
· It may be one time, or ongoing throughout the scholarship season. Hours are flexible, with some volunteers preferring to come in for an hour or two - once a week, or once a month....others want to come 4 hours a day for 2 weeks, doing all available tasks, then take the rest of the year off. We need volunteers of every type, and appreciate all donations of time and service.
· For volunteers interested in reviewing student applications, we prefer 2 to 8 hours weekly for at least 4 to 6 weeks. This is only during Application Review; December-March. Volunteers who can offer longer, consistent time during this process help us save time in orientation and training for the more complex tasks.

Training
· OSAC staff will provide written materials, visual and hands-on training, and/or an orientation workshop.

Benefits
· Friendly work environment
· Flexible schedule
· Satisfaction of knowing that you're creating opportunities for students to attend college and trade schools

This opportunity is sponsored by: Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC)

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (55+)
Volunteers will work with the following groups
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
Older Adults (55+)
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
General Office / Admin  Reading
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Morning X X X X X
Afternoon X X X X X
Evening
Monthly  Weekdays
Occasional  Weekly
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Business  Education & Technology

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Contact Person:
Tina Wilson, Scholarship Portfolio & Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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Address:

 1500 Valley River Dirve Ste 100
Eugene, OR 97401
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Directions:

 From I-5 (north or south) exit on I-105 heading West. Stay in the right lane. Exit onto Delta Highway (heading north), exit Valley River Drive, follow Valley River Drive past the mall and past Goodpasture Island Road. OSAC is in the first building on the right, just past the former Marie Callender's restaurant.
  Nearest Bus Stop: In front of the former Marie Callender's Restaurant, 3-5 minute walk

Web Site: http://www.OregonStudentAid.gov

Miscellaneous Information

This position is appropriate for Youth Volunteers ages 13-16
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Last updated on December 30, 2013


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 I gained alot of knowledge about Scholarships and processing the OSAC online application
posted by stephj13 on March 25, 2009
 
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