AmeriCorps Host Sites

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Who are the partner host sites?

 What's the Program timeline?

What are the benefits to being a partner host site?


 

Congratulations to our selected partner host sites!

10 local Fox Valley organizations were selected to serve as partner host sites for our Weight of the Fox Valley AmeriCorps Program! Awarded host sites will host at least one AmeriCorps member to educate, create, implement, and promote activities and programs that support a culture and environment that supports health! Below is the list of awarded organizations:

The list below provides a general overview of each host site's member opportunities:

  • Calumet County Public Health/Ascension Calumet Hospital-Chilton, WI 
    • Overview: Calumet County Public Health and Ascension Calumet Hospital are looking for a full-time member to improve the health of youth throughout Calumet County. Examples of member activities include: coordinating and leading Farm to School and Farm to Early Care activities to improve healthy eating habits; planning school and community and/or worksite events that promote physical activity; and developing materials and educating early care students about healthy habits.
  • City of Appleton Health Department-Appleton, WI
    • Overview: City of Appleton Health Department is looking for one half-time member who will be creating and delivering health education and community awareness campaigns promoting physical activity and healthy eating to Appleton youth and adults. 
  • Mosaic Family Health/Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program-Appleton, WI
    • Program overview coming soon!
  • Riverview Gardens-Appleton, WI
    • Overview: A full-time AmeriCorps member will assist Riverview Gardens in supporting their ServiceWorks program and food sustainability through the Urban Farm. Members will recruit and guide program participants and additional volunteers to assist with day to day development on the Urban Farm.
  • SOAR Fox Cities-Appleton, WI
    • Overview: SOAR Fox Cities is looking for two half-time AmeriCorps members who will expand services within their Adult and Special Olympics Program to expand services provided related to healthy lifestyles. One member serving with the Adult Program will create and deliver health education lessons and activities, focused on healthy eating and physical activity to individuals with disabilities. Another member will support the Special Olympics program to recruit athletes/individuals to participate, incorporate and promote physical activity into Events, and educate and promote physical activity to participants and their families.
  • ThedaCare-Appleton, WI
    • Program overview coming soon!
  • United Way Fox Cities-Menasha, WI
    • Overview: United Way Fox Cities is looking for a full-time AmeriCorps member to expand the reach in the Fox Valley related to healthy lifestyles in the early care, worksite, and community settings, through health education and increasing access to opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity.
  • UW-Oshkosh Head Start-Oshkosh, WI
    • Overview: UW-Oshkosh Head Start is looking for a half-time AmeriCorps member who would provide health education and support to our youngest learners (3-5 year olds) and their families.  The member would be responsible for creating and delivering nutrition education through Farm to Early Care activities to Heads Start students. Members will also create and share activities with staff, children and families to increase their level of physical activity outside and inside the classroom, and at home.
  • Winnebago County Health Department-Oshkosh, WI
    • Overview: Winnebago County Health Department is searching for a full-time member to support Winnebago County’s youngest residents through encouraging and improving access to physical activity, health eating, and breastfeeding. This includes implementing health education outreach and relationship building to businesses, schools, and residents, recruiting and managing volunteers, and participate coalition meetings to support new or ongoing projects throughout the county.
  • YMCA of the Fox Cities-Appleton , WI
    • Overview:  YMCA of the Fox Cities is looking for two full-time members, one of which will focus on Workplace and School Wellness, which includes developing and implementing wellness offerings (including health fairs, lunch and learns, health coaching, and wellness screenings) and nutrition education to Fox Valley elementary students. The other member will focus on Healthy Lifestyle Programs, which includes coordinating a Diabetes Prevention Program and assisting with the Live Strong and Stay Strong programs.

Click below for more detailed information about each host site's service opportunities. 

Host Site Position Descriptions 

Please note, host sites are still completing their final position descriptions, so the service opportunities below may change. The finalized position descriptions will be added when available. 


  

 What's the Program timeline?

  • Wednesday, June 27th: Host site supervisor training at United Way Fox Cities.
  • Week of July 9th: Finalization of member position descriptions
  • End of July: Host Site MOUs due
  • May- August:  Member recruitment
  • August 1st: 50% of total cash match due
  • August: Site Supervisor Training. Location and date: TBD
  • September 4th: Members begin their service

 

What are the benefits of becoming a future partner?

  • Either a half time or full time member serves in your organization for a full calendar year
  • Increased capacity to meet your organization’s internal goals and programs to create a culture and environment that supports healthy choices
  • You recruit, interview, and select your own AmeriCorps member, who has a background or degree in: health and wellness, community health, health science, or related field
  • No HR hassle!! WOTFV administers the program, including  background checks, payroll, and benefits
  • For more information about host site benefits, please review our host site informational flier.
  • The host site application process has closed for the 2018-2019 service year. If you're interested in learning about how to become a partner host site in 2019-2020, please contact Amanda Ross, AmeriCorps Project Manager: 920-735-5479 or email.