AmeriCorps, a federal program often referred to as a domestic Peace Corps, provides a number of benefits to both individuals and community agencies working to improve community health. Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) AmeriCorps provides work experience, a living stipend, health insurance, childcare assistance, educational award and other benefits to individuals, while providing organizations with additional staff capacity to work on important health improvement programs. Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps has two programs that place members with organizations across Wisconsin focusing on the following:
Our Recovery Corps program is the first of its kind in Wisconsin that trains individuals to become recovery coaches. Members undergo training in the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) model of recovery coaching and serve as recovery coaches. Recovery coaches focus on reducing prescription drug, opioid, and other substance use disorders through one-on-one contact, outreach phone calls, and community education. These members tackle the ever-growing issue of substance use at law enforcement agencies, county jails, public health departments, social service departments, health care organizations, nonprofits, local coalitions, and other government agencies. By reducing substance use, Recovery Corps members are helping to build healthier communities.
For more information on Recovery Corps, please email Garcia.email@example.com or call (715) 221-8400
Community Corps (NEW for 2021-22)
Members of this unique corps provide capacity to nonprofit & public health organizations in their community, addressing the most pressing local health needs. This means that if your organization works towards addressing local community health priorities, you are eligible to host a member. This could include, but is not limited work on nutrition, mental health, substance use prevention, chronic disease prevention, healthy growth and development, oral health, tobacco, and physical fitness.
For more information on Community Corps, please contact Brian Blahnik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-221-8403.
Community Corps Host Sites Needed
Can AmeriCorps help your organization meet its goals? Many organizations, especially in rural communities, could benefit from an additional staff member to work on programs that improve health.
Applications are being accepted for organizations to be placed on a wait list in the event that an opening becomes available in the 2021 – 2022 service year. We will be begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 service year in January 2022.
Now Recruiting AmeriCorps Recovery Corps and AmeriCorps Community Corps Members
A year of service can change your life! AmeriCorps members enjoy engaging real life work experience, a living allowance, an educational award, health, vision and dental insurance and other benefits.