We hope that during our members' year of service they have a chance to not only help their communities and sites but that they also have a chance to grow personally and professionally during their service term.
All trainings and meetings take place in Wenatchee. Members who serve outside of Wenatchee will be asked to travel to these trainings, but will be reimbursed $0.45 per mile if they carpool.
Our program offers multiple training sessions to its members throughout the first month of service. Orientation spans several days in the first month. Since members serve in such diverse environments, the basic training we provide to the whole group is broad in nature. Be prepared to interact with your fellow AmeriCorps members often; we believe in creating a meaningful community among peers!
After Orientation, we spend an average of one full Friday per month together in "IMAC" (Intermountain AmeriCorps) meetings, where we may hold additional trainings.
Trainings to expect at Orientation and throughout the year include:
Although members perform volunteer service every day, we try to branch out to different kinds of community service projects a few times each year. The hope is that we learn through serving our communities in a new way while spending time together as a team. These projects often involve unskilled manual labor that fits a variety of abilities. Projects may take place in communities throughout our service region and members will be compensated for travel.
Members will help organize and participate in service projects on two national days of service:
Every Spring, members identify needs in the community, propose projects to meet these needs, and choose and organize projects that the entire team participates in. These are half-day to full-day projects designed to address a simple need with the labor of all of our members. We complete multiple projects each year. Members have the opportunity to practice project planning and leadership skills if desired.