Future AmeriCorps Candidates, are you considering a year of service with WAFCC? This is an incredibly rewarding opportunity to work directly with nonprofit organizations to tackle our nation's most pressing challenges. In order to clarify what a year of service with WAFCC will look like, we've compiled a list of commonly asked questions. Please reach out to Connor Doppler, WAFCC Manager, Connor.Doppler@wafcclinic.org if you'd like to know more!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a typical day look like?
Each site is going to have different expectations on what a day to day looks like. What we can tell you is that you will be working on projects throughout your year that cover a variety of different activities and experiences. WAFCC is here to support you, check-in, and visit you throughout your year of service.
Can I work another job/attend school while serving?
You are allowed to have another job/attend school while serving (and many members do!). Your second job/school, however, should not interfere with your service.
Does WAFCC provide housing to members?
WAFCC AmeriCorps Members are located at sites across the state. Because of this unique set-up, we do not provide housing. Members are expected to secure their own housing; however, WAFCC staff and sites will help in finding a place if needed.
Do I need any certification or medical experience to serve in these positions?
You do not need any prior experience or medical certifications to serve at our clinics. Some clinics are seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) candidate, and in this case it is listed on the job description.
What types of professional development opportunities are available?
WAFCC provides professional development and networking opportunities throughout a member’s year of service. These include in-person events and educational webinars.
Are there PTO/sick days?
There are 10 days of PTO and 10 Sick days.
Do I need a vehicle?
All WAFCC AmeriCorps Members are required to have a reliable vehicle to get them to and from their site.
Do I have any say in the clinic I am assigned to?
Yes, we want to make sure that our AmeriCorps Members are at sites they are excited about, so we will take into account your preferences in regards to location and work-type when placing you at a clinic.
What are potential career paths after completing my year of service?
There are many different career paths our AmeriCorps Members take following their term of service. Some work in nonprofits or public health, and others go to grad programs, med school, PA school, and more. It is our goal to set you up for a successful career.
How often will I get paid? will I receive food assistance?
Members are paid every two weeks. You will also automatically qualify for FoodShare - a resource to assist individuals with limited income buy food. You will receive a card which refills monthly (~$200 - $250) and can be used at most grocery stores/farmers' markets.