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?
Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department is partnering with the 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 at Ozaukee Public Health Department in Port Washington, WI you will gain professional experience in a health department setting by working to help with: development of educational materials and resources designed to raise awareness of public health strategies the community can use to slow the spread of COVID -19, building the capacity of the health department to relay scientific and evidenced-based information to the public regarding COVID -19 and assisting with coordination of volunteers for contact tracing and more. 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