Interested in a healthcare profession(Medical School,Dental School,Public Health,Master’s Program, etc.) while looking to serve your community, grow your leadership abilities, and gain management experience?
Affordable Dental Care Inc. is a part of Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. WAFCC’s mission is to support, strengthen and advocate for Wisconsin’s free and charitable clinics and their unique approach to serving their patients and their communities. This is done through a variety of sources, one of which is the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
As a VISTA Member at Affordable Dental Care Inc. in Madison, WI you will gain professional experience by working to expand access to quality dental care for those who are underinsured or without dental insurance by building partnerships with schools and other organizations, helping to develop clinic policies and procedures coupled with growing Affordable Dental’s volunteer pool, grant-writing/fundraising to help increase the capacity, continuing to develop Affordable Dental’s outreach via social media and more.
AmeriCorps VISTA was founded at the same time as the Peace Corps with a similar goal in mind: to combat poverty domestically. As such, it is a volunteer program structured around year long contracts where one receives a monthly living stipend, is eligible for free health insurance, and at the end of a volunteer’s year of service, have the option of an 1,800 dollar cash payout or a 6,195 dollar education award. Our WAFCC team feels fortunate to be working with the VISTA program to help provide recent graduates with an interest in the healthcare field an opportunity to learn more about a free clinic or health department environment as well as shadowing and other resume building opportunities so we can ensure you’re successful with whatever your next steps may be.
For more general information about WAFCC’s VISTA program please visit http://www.wafcclinics.org/americorps-vista.html