AmeriCorps Service Opportunities

OPEN POSITIONS: 2 AmeriCorps Positions

Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps Volunteer Wisconsin

AmeriCorps, often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals within communities to spend a year of their life serving others.  Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach is a national service grantee that places individuals with afterschool host sites across Northwestern, WI.

MCHS AmeriCorps Volunteer Wisconsin ~ Program Description: This program places individuals with nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin to build and strengthen volunteer programs.  Individuals will receive focused training in volunteer management then assist with such tasks as: recruiting, training and supervising volunteers; creating volunteer handbooks, application forms, and brochures; writing position descriptions; updating website content and coordinating social media; and other (non-volunteer) tasks specific to the mission of the nonprofit.

During a typical day of service at Central Rivers Farmshed the member may:

  • Create meaningful and purposeful volunteer experiences within Farmshed
  • Uphold the volunteer coordination processes including recruitment, training, supervision, tracking, maintaining, evaluating, and recognizing volunteers
  • Maintain or create resources that make it easier for volunteers to get involved, such as hour tracking, position descriptions, program manuals, tasks in project management software, etc
  • Plan and host quarterly volunteer orientations
  • Participate in volunteer committees for events and programs
  • Lead volunteers and interns assisting with onsite work as individuals or groups
  • Document volunteer participation through photos, stories, and a volunteer newsletter
  • Assist with outreach and communications about Farmshed’s work
  • Provide support to program staff on special projects and initiatives as needed

Qualifications and Necessary Skills:

  • Compassion for and while serving people of all demographics
  • Ability to take direction and work independently to complete a project
  • Reliable, hard worker who is committed to making a difference in our community
  • Must have an understanding and appreciation for community food systems
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and network with community entities
  • Be a competent user of Google Drive and social media outlets 

Period of Service:

Monday, September 11, 2018 – August 31, 2019. (End date is negotiable)

Benefits:

  • $528.15 (gross before taxes) bi-weekly payroll for term of service
  • Health & Dental Insurance – option to enroll with premium paid in full for member only
  • Childcare assistance (if qualified)
  • $5,920 education award upon successful completion of the term of service
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans and interest accrual payments while serving. (taxable)
  • Service gear
  • Work Experience and the development of highly sought job skills (initiative, interpersonal and intercultural communication, adaptability, collaboration and accountability) 

Required Orientation & Training (expenses covered):

  • September 11 – 14, 2018
  • January 2-4, 2019

What it means to serve in AmeriCorps

Applicants must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 35-40 hours a week.  Members must also be able to handle the financial commitment made by accepting the position. Applicants must be 19 years of age by September 11, 2018, possess a high school diploma or GED/HSED, and agree to and pass a criminal and Department of Motor Vehicles background checks.

How do I apply? – MCHS AmeriCorps Volunteer Wisconsin Member Applications 2018-2019 are due to Farmshed by June 17, 2018. Contact info@farmshed.org with questions.

WHY SUPPORT FARMSHED

We Believe: 1) Food should be grown in a sustainable manner 2) People should know how to buy, grow, harvest, preserve, and prepare local foods 3) The public should know local farmers 4) Farmers should know who eats their food

BECOME A MEMBER

Your membership supports our programming as well as our production greenhouse and community kitchen
Event
2018 Farmshed Plant Sale- Member Exclusive
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
2018 Farmshed Plant Sale
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
2018 Farmshed Plant Sale
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI