Interested in a healthcare profession(Medical School,Dental School,Public Health,Master’s Program, etc.) while looking to serve your community, grow your leadership abilities, and gain management experience?
Health Care Network is a part of Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. WAFCC’s mission is to support, strengthen and advocate for Wisconsin’s free and charitable clinics and their unique approach to serving their patients and their communities. This is done through a variety of sources, one of which is the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
As a VISTA Member at Health Care Network clinic in Racine, WI you will gain professional experience by working to help HCN provide high quality comprehensive health care to those in need with a focus on expanding access to healthcare for those without insurance or who are under-insured by: helping to build and maintain partnerships with schools, coalitions and other community organizations, developing clinic policies and procedures, growing HCN’s volunteer pool, grant-writing/fundraising, helping maintain the Standards of Excellence, continuing to develop HCN’s outreach via social media and more.
AmeriCorps VISTA was founded at the same time as the Peace Corps with a similar goal in mind: to combat poverty domestically. As such, it is a volunteer program structured around year long contracts where one receives a monthly living stipend, is eligible for free health insurance, and at the end of a volunteer’s year of service, have the option of an 1,800 dollar cash payout or a 6,195 dollar education award. Our WAFCC team feels fortunate to be working with the VISTA program to help provide recent graduates with an interest in the healthcare field an opportunity to learn more about a free clinic or health department environment as well as shadowing and other resume building opportunities so we can ensure you’re successful with whatever your next steps may be.
For more general information about WAFCC’s VISTA program please visit http://www.wafcclinics.org/americorps-vista.html