AmeriCorps Host Sites

WOTFV AmeriCorps Program is accepting applications for host site partners! 

The WOTFV AmeriCorps Program is accepting applications for new and returning organizations in Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties to serve as AmeriCorps host sites for the 2019-2020 service year (Sept. 1st, 2019-August 31st, 2020). Hosting an AmeriCorps member provides your organization with increased capacity at a low cost to support your goals and programs that are focused on addressing a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, healthy eating (healthy eating also includes breastfeeding & healthy beverages), or other initiatives related to creating a culture of health and well-being for Fox Valley residents.

Application Timeline:
  • Wednesday, March 27th: Host site RFP application released
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Intent to Apply due. Click here to complete the Intent to Apply
  • Wednesday, May 8th: Application due by 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24th: Announcement of selected host sites
  • Wednesday, June 12th: Host site supervisor training for NEW site supervisors. Training held at United Way Fox Cities
  • Friday, June 21st: Finalization of member position descriptions are due to the WOTFV AmeriCorps Program Manager
  • June-August: Member recruitment for all host sites.Tuesday, July 30th: Host site supervisor training for ALL supervisors. Training will be held at United Way Fox Cities
  • Tuesday, September 3rd: 50% of total cash match due
  • Tuesday, September 3rd: First day members can begin their service
  • September 11th-13th: New member orientation at United Way Fox Cities
Questions?

Contact Amanda Ross or review our Host Site Information Handout.


 What are the partner host site benefits?
How to become a host site? 
Who are the 2018-2019 partner host sites?


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 Handout.

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How do organizations become a partner host site?

Interested organizations participate in a competitive application process. The host site application process has closed for the 2018-2019 service year. The application process for the 2019-2020 service year has reopened. Click here to learn more about the 2019-2020 Host Site Application Process. 

If you're interested in learning about how to become a partner host site in 2019-2020, please contact Amanda Ross, AmeriCorps Program Manager: 920-735-5479 or email.

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Who are the 2018-2019 host site partners? 

Eight local Fox Valley organizations were selected to serve as partner host sites for our Weight of the Fox Valley AmeriCorps Program. 
  • 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.
    • Click here to review the finalized position description
  • Mosaic Family Health Clinic-Appleton, WI
    • Overview: Mosaic Family Clinic and their associated Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency program are looking for a half-time member who will enhance prevention efforts by incorporating lifestyle medicine education with treatment and care.
    • Click here to review the finalized position description
  • 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.
    • Click here to review the finalized position description
  • SOAR Fox Cities-Appleton, WI
    • Overview: SOAR Fox Cities is looking for one full-time AmeriCorps member who will expand services within their Adult and Special Olympics Program related to healthy lifestyles. The Adult Program will create and deliver health education lessons and activities, focused on healthy eating and physical activity to individuals with disabilities. The member will also 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.
    • Click here to review the finalized position description
  • United Way Fox Cities-Menasha, WI 
    • Overview: United Way Fox Cities is looking for a half-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.
    • Click here to review the finalized position description
  • 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.
    • Click here to review the finalized position description
  • 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.
    • Click here to review the finalized position description
  • YMCA of the Fox Cities-Appleton , WI
    • Overview:  YMCA of the Fox Cities is looking for one full-time member who will serve as the Workplace Wellness Assistant. This member 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. 
    • Click here to review the Workplace Wellness Assistant position description 

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