Conference Call Follow Up Questionnaire
InterCorps Council Colorado
Branch of Service: VISTA: 22 State/National: 11
Location of Service/City: Denver: 21 Front Range: 8 Western Slope: 4
Please check the following boxes according to your thoughts following the conference call:
I want to become part of ICC 30
I want to be part of the ICC Planning Committee 16
Please contact me concerning other committees as information becomes available 21
I am interested in committee leadership opportunities 18
I want to be put on the ICC email distribution list 33
I do not see myself taking an active role in ICC, but would still like to be informed 4
I do not want to be part of ICC 0
The number of hours that I believe I will be able to commit per month is 5-30
The most important thing that ICC could do for me, as a national service member, would be:
Create a unified front
Prospective member network
Trainings and skill development
Leadership and professional development
Where are they now
Personal Resource Network
Best practices – “Tips and Tricks”
Making the most of your service experience 12
Life After AmeriCorps
Member collaboration 22
Support for organizations with members
Summary/Updates of program/project progress
Provide volunteer opportunities 3
Direct from our members:
Gain knowledge and experience in planning and organizing a new program. I am considering/exploring career
options in community building/non-profit organization support/administration and feel this would be valuable
I would also like to take advantage of the services ICC is trying to create for AmeriCorps members in Colorado. It
will be a great resource for members and will be another benefit of serving. The mission of ICC is very exciting!
One important thing that ICC could do is networking during the term of service. Though I believe the contacts
made through ICC will be very beneficial to a future career, I would want to use ICC mostly during my term of
service. Collaboration of ideas of projects related to our service to share ideas, resources and experience would
be very helpful to many of the AmeriCorps members that I have met. Maybe once ICC is established we could try
to set up collaboration groups or small networks of service members with a similar position (such as volunteer
coordinating, fund development, environmental conservation, education, etc.) so that ideas and advice can be
shared more easily in relation to specific scenarios. Just a thought!
To be a resource for other service members performing similar tasks or working toward common goals.
Connect me with service opportunities around the state and help me with networking and getting valuable
community service experiences. I unfortunately missed the call, so I am not sure what is involved with being on
the planning or other committees, but I am potentially interested. Thanks!
Connect me with other members.
Benefits serving as a Corps Member. Networking opportunities. Opportunities to connect to other Corps
members in my area when wanting to do/needing volunteer opportunities/volunteer matches.
Sharing resources and creating an avenue for project/program coordination
Connect with other national service members, provide opportunities for professional learning and development,
To network with other members serving in the area
Offer volunteer opportunities through other organizations
To learn about other agencies and what they do (possibly agency partnerships)
Possible future career opportunities
Being part of a community of people with similar ideas and passion
While my site and extra volunteering keep me very busy hindering me from putting in many hours into the ICC, I
am definitely interested in this opportunity. I am most interested in the social opportunities. Because I moved to
Colorado to serve with AmeriCorps from out of state, I do not know many people here yet. I love the people on my
service team, but it would also be really fun to network/interact with members from other programs. Perhaps a
monthly AmeriCorps mixer of some sort would be appropriate?
Assist me with making connections with resources, and to help me learn how to implement effective action plans,
in the furtherance of my career/life goals. Then, I would like the opportunity to teach others the same.
Initiate trainings, conferences and seminars or experiential educational opportunities. Expanding and improving
skill sets and professional development. Particular emphasis on explanation/breakdown of AmeriCorps
processes, communication flow, bureaucracy, CNCS, GCCS, etc.
I’d like to really connect with all the other AmeriCorps service branches. Since I have been in AmeriCorps for
three years now I know all about each branch, but I feel that most people don’t. We could all share “best
practices” and creative ways to live on our meager stipends. This might also convince more people to do another
year of AmeriCorps, maybe in a different branch. Also, I’d like for AmeriCorps to get more attention, along the
lines that the Peace Corps or the military receive. It would be great if we could even get some form of ID that
worked like military IDs.
To provide networking resources for my current AmeriCorps program. Provide fresh ideas for my families and put
HIPPYCorp out there in a positive manner for our community and families.
Networking, leadership skills (through committees), knowledge of other branches, which could increase
networking, sustain connections made during my term of service. ICC is definitely something I would stay
involved with when my term of service is over.
Be able to collaborate with others to provide a support network to build upon our year of service, expand in our
professional development, and promote the mission of AmeriCorps.
Being able to network and meet other AmeriCorps alums as well as current alums. I think the big issue with
committing to a year of service is what to do afterwards. This is how I would like to help future and current
AmeriCorps folks. Taking those next steps after a year or two years of service.
Networking with other agencies to see how we can help each other.
Network with other service members and learn about how they’re making the most of their service. I would also
like to learn about how involvement in service shaped members’ future careers.
To create public visibility, to find training for members, to establish a professional network, and to help with
To allow me to connect with other Corps members, especially in other branches of service to collaborate on
projects, to provide my projects with volunteers and to form a unified front for AmeriCorps. I would hope that this
would raise awareness and understanding of what AmeriCorps is for the community at large as well as provide
inter-program communication and understanding. I also believe that ICC would provide a stronger network for
potential corps members to learn about AmeriCorps programs as well as a stronger alumni network post-service.
Keep me informed of what others are doing and maybe set up opportunities to get to know each other. It would
also be great is there were opportunities to meet former service corps members and see what they’re doing now.
Provide opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Help me network and get a full-time job.
To be a link with non-profits to optimize their having VISTAs on site.
Providing networking opportunities with other national service members – more ideas for project collaborations,
as well as job opportunities for after my year of service.
Connect with other service members and share ideas or other insights, which might help my term of service, or to
share job opportunities.
Create a better/larger network of AmeriCorps members. This will allow us to pool our resources and support one
another even if we are spread around the state.
Create a network for national service members to collaborate and share information on programs, achievements,
Networking and idea sharing.