AmeriCorps, often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, places individuals within communities to commit a year to serving others. Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach is a national service grantee. Marshfield Clinic Volunteer Wisconsin AmeriCorps places individuals with nonprofits across Wisconsin.
Volunteer Wisconsin AmeriCorps 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.
As AmeriCorp member with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society you will gain valuable experience learning about the planning and execution of fundraising events and volunteer management by working closely with the logistics, development, and volunteer management teams. You will assist in coordinating event logistics, finalizing event preparations, researching venues and providing volunteer trainings. You will have opportunities to recruit volunteers, a critical element of event planning and will work to coordinate volunteer schedules. You will also have the opportunity to observe staff and learn how they coordinate with sponsors, participants and donors to plan and execute multiple large-scale events.
General Areas of Responsibilities:
Identify, communicate with and assist office, event and leadership volunteers
Mange recruitment, registration and training of Chapter and event volunteers
Plan special events/programs such as trainings, workshops and volunteer celebrations
Track volunteer activities, data and contact information in Chapter database
The applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be detail-orientated. Strong organizational, time management and planning skills are a must. Prior experience in fundraising, event planning, volunteer coordination and managing events is helpful. Good oral and written communication skills are requested. Must have valid driver’s license.
Period of Service:
Monday, September 14, 2015 – August 31, 2016. (End date is negotiable)
$481.93 (gross before taxes) bi-weekly payroll for 52 weeks = $12,530 if a member serves the full service year
Health insurance – option to enroll with premium paid in full
Childcare assistance (if qualified)
$5,730 education award upon successful completion of the term of service
Forbearance on qualified student loans and interest accrual payments while serving. (taxable)
Work Experience and the development of highly sought job skills (initiative, interpersonal and intercultural communication, adaptability, collaboration and accountability)
Networking for career placement at all levels of the organization served, with partner organizations and throughout the community
Build value – in yourself and the position you serve. Organizations often hire members after their term of service because they know what they’ve invest4ed in the member and what they will be receiving.
Required Orientation & Training (expenses covered):
September 14, 2015 – September 17, 2015
January 11-12, 2016
*All dates will be discussed in the interview
What does it mean to serve?
Applicants must be willing to serve for the duration of the term of service (1700 hours minimum), averaging approximately 32 - 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 14, 2015, possess a high school diploma or GED/HSED, and agree to criminal and Department of Motor Vehicles background checks.
How do I apply?