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AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life
and in the lives of those around you.

It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community, and in return gain experience in skills that employers look for – like teamwork, leadership, communication skills, multicultural awareness, and flexible problem-solving. Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Compensation includes a living allowance, education award, student loan forbearance, student loan interest payment and mileage reimbursement. AmeriCorps terms typically align with the school year, but can have opportunities year round. Please check below for current opportunities.

AmeriCorps Virtual United Way 211 Resource Specialist

Position Responsibilities:
The person in this position would be working in the 211 call center in person and/or virtually. The main purpose of this position is to connect community members who are in need of AODA, mental health and other needs with available resources, provide in-service learning and training opportunities for staff and volunteers regarding AODA and mental health issues, and help build capacity within the organization by enhancing and expanding our volunteer program.

Work with Resource Manager to develop partnerships with agencies and services especially in rural areas providing AODA and mental health services

Conduct follow up calls focusing on, but not limited to AODA and mental health referrals

Work with call Center Manager to develop and implement regular training and in-service opportunities for staff and volunteers

Promote 211 services in rural areas where calls received represent the lowest percentage

Provide accurate information and referral services via the phone, email, and mail

Provide day-to-day support of call center volunteers

Schools of Hope: Led by United Way in partnership with AmeriCorps and the Madison and Sun Prairie School Districts, this project focuses on reading from kindergarten through fifth grade, specifically increasing reading achievement for students of color. Learn more about Schools of Hope here